Ghana

LGBT+ rights in Ghana continue to come under fire.(RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP via Getty Images) A leading LGBTQ+ activist in Ghana was “held hostage by seven homophobic men” who brutally beat him until a ransom was paid. Rightify Ghana, one of the West African nation’s most vocal LGBTQ+ groups, claimed its executive director was ambushed 20 August
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Lifelong campaigner for human rights Archbishop Desmond Tutu. (UN Free & Equal) Archbishop Desmond Tutu has compared anti-LGBT+ laws and violence to apartheid, insisting that he opposes them with the “same passion”. The 90-year-old Archbishop Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has spent his life campaigning for human rights. He was a major opponent of South
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LGBT+ rights are heavily suppressed in Ghana. (Creative Commons) A gay asylum seeker from Ghana who was beaten, doused in petrol and threatened with beheading by homophobic mob led by his own dad has been given reprieve after the US denied him refuge. The man, who is in his late twenties and originally from Ghana’s
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