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Ghana’s LGBTQ Community Calls for Global Help Over Anti-Gay Bill

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Ghanaian lawmakers are facing backlash over a bill before Ghana’s parliament that aims to make gay rights advocacy illegal.

Eight lawmakers are sponsoring the bill, which was introduced in parliament Monday. The bill would impose a maximum 10-year prison sentence on people who support and advocate for same-sex and gay rights. Individuals or groups would also not be allowed to provide social or medical support to LGBTQ+ people.   

Word of the bill had spread in recent weeks even before it was officially presented, prompting outrage among many Ghanaians.  

Kwasi Prempeh, the head of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, which defends details ⇒

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