Massive demonstration in New York, California against Ghana anti-LGBT bill which forms part of a series of international protests organized by Ghanaians and allies abroad to urge the country’s parliament to drop the bill or to urge President Nana Akufo-Addo not to assent to it if it passes.
On Monday, October 11, 2021, Ghanaians and allies in New York and California organized a protest against the anti-LGBTQI+ bill that is currently being debated in Parliament,adepanews.com has been informed.
Protests were held in Harlem, New York, and Oakland, California, in response to what they described as a call to repeal the “hate bill.”
With the hashtags #QueerGhanaianLivesMatter, #KillTheBillGhana, and #GhanagetsBetter trending on social media, protesters urged Ghanaians at home and abroad to join the call for rejection.
They claimed that if the bill was passed, it would lead to torture and endanger the lives and health of LGBTQI+ Ghanaians.
They added that the law would push Ghana’s LGBTQI+ community further into the shadows and increase incidents of violence, which is why they are calling for it to be repealed.
On June 29, 2021, Eight Members of Parliament jointly submitted a private bill to Speaker Alban Bagbin titled “Bill on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values.”
Proponents want homosexual promotion, advocacy, funding, and acts to be criminalized in the country.