Shutdown Of Gay Rights Office Sparks Outrage In Ghana

Reactions have continued to trail the shutting down of the first LGBTQI+ office in Ghana weeks after it opened.

The centre, which was officially opened on January 31, 2021, is described as a safe space for members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersexual, Asexual community in the country.

Shortly after it was opened, it was gathered that religious groups, politicians, and anti-gay rights organisations called on the government to shut down the centre, and arrest and prosecute those involved.

The development, according to reports has led to the closure of the office.

But in an interview with the Director of LGBT+ Rights Ghana, Alex Kofi Donkor, he said the anti-gay outcry led to the temporary closure of the centre to protect its staff and visitors.

Donkor, who hosted the centre’s launch, attended by European and Australian diplomats, said the community never expected the uproar.


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