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Ghana: Whither Gay Rights?

Adam sees the Ghanaian government’s decision to ban a gay and lesbian community conference as understandable yet paradoxical in a country that is otherwise usually progressive.


  • Hey!! Lulu…thanks, but y’know, my blog hasn’t been covered for a while! What’s up? Are you the new reviewer? Ghana has been having problems with electricity also–other than the gay thing, which I blogged about last week. Can you ensure that gets covered, too? Thanks!

  • Conference hoax

    The BBC has a report that the Ghanaian government banned a proposed conference for gays and lesbians and has vowed to find those who authorised the conference and punish them.
    The BBC’s Kwaku Sakyi-Addo in the capital, Accra, says the confere…

  • This article has been reported all over the blogosphere but no one is stopping to ask who are the organisers and why is it that local gay and lesbian activists knew nothing about it?

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