We reported recently about the horrific anti-LGBT bill that has been proposed in the government of Ghana. This weekend, ex-pats and allies took to the streets of London in protest.
Earlier this month we reported that The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanian Family Values Bill had been put forward to the government by eight lawmakers from the opposition party, enraged by an LGBTQ+ safe space that had been opened (and promptly closed) in the capital of Accra earlier in the year.
The protestors, including some religious leaders, picketed outside the Ghana High Commission with signs such as “Our love is not un-African, your hate is”, “Make we love, make we heal” and “UK solidarity with LGBTQ”.
One can only hope that this sort of international pressure makes a difference. If passed the bill would essential criminalise not just homosexuality and gender non-conformity but those who even help them.