Two effeminate men verbally abused and publicly humiliated by a street preacher at Circle, Accra Ghana

A queer person has detailed an abuse and public humiliation he and another “effeminate guy” experienced from a street preacher at Circle, a busy commercial transport area, in Ghana’s capital Accra, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Sharing his story on Twitter, the 25-year-old man wrote that “today, I feared for my life at Circle. ForContinue reading “Two effeminate men verbally abused and publicly humiliated by a street preacher at Circle, Accra Ghana”

Gay man stabbed during home invasion in Cape Coast, Ghana

A 21-year-old man was stabbed with scissors in a confrontation with a man during a home invasion Sunday morning in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana, a human rights defender from an organisation based in the region said in a report to Rightify Ghana. The man (name withheld) who identify as a gayContinue reading “Gay man stabbed during home invasion in Cape Coast, Ghana”

AUDIO: ‘I am not safe’ – Gay man details harassment, physical assault, extortion and threat on his life by two homophobic men at Nungua, Ghana

A 32-year-old gay man was attacked by two violent men on July 2, 2022 at Nungua in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. According to the victim (name withheld) who sent audio messages through WhatsApp to report his case to Rightify Ghana, he rents a small apartment at Nungua which has no toilet facilities henceContinue reading “AUDIO: ‘I am not safe’ – Gay man details harassment, physical assault, extortion and threat on his life by two homophobic men at Nungua, Ghana”

30 LGBTI persons released on bail, after homophobic men who stormed their party to beat and rob them told police it’s a ‘gay party’

At about 2:00am on 26th June, 2022, 30 LGBTI+ persons were arrested at a party in a house at Gbawe in Accra, after a group of men forcefully entered the venue to beat and rob the attendees of their personal belongings, especially iPhones. According to the victims, the violent group of men who trespassed theirContinue reading “30 LGBTI persons released on bail, after homophobic men who stormed their party to beat and rob them told police it’s a ‘gay party’”

Abuse cases against LGBTQ persons surge in Bono and Ahafo regions, paralegals tell Rightify Ghana

Attacks on LGBTQI persons increased, presence of violent homophobic groups in multiple towns Anti-LGBTQ comments from traditional authorities partly blamed for the rise in attacks Homophobic group threatened Rightify Ghana director during talks to get a victim released Information from both victims and paralegals have indicated that Mim, Goaso, Wenchi, Sunyani, Nkoranza and Techiman, asContinue reading “Abuse cases against LGBTQ persons surge in Bono and Ahafo regions, paralegals tell Rightify Ghana”

‘Left Behind’: Discriminatory School Policies, Violence Cut Short Education of Ghanaian LGBTQI Students

TTU deletes discriminatory article from website, following Rightify Ghana’s condemnation, but keeps anti-gay policy in students handbook Discriminatory policies targeting LGBTQI+ students are widespread, evidence found in multiple schools 68 LGBTQI+ students expelled, suspended or dropped out since 2013, but number only represent a fraction of cases In January 2022, when Rightify Ghana denounced aContinue reading “‘Left Behind’: Discriminatory School Policies, Violence Cut Short Education of Ghanaian LGBTQI Students”