Ghana and the New Hateful Anti LGBTI Draft Bill

Ghana is launching into anti-LGBTQI swampland that will bring violence and danger to LGBTQI individuals in that country, as well as risk the nations standing with regard to international AID and tourism. Draft anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana’s parliament may legislate up to 10 years in prison for LGBTQI individuals as well as groups those … More Ghana and the New Hateful Anti LGBTI Draft Bill

In Ghana 21 Suspected Lesbians and Gays Hunted, Stormed, Arrested

“We must share this story – to bring awareness, as to criminalization and the homophobia and transphobia that drives it. Often resulting in obscuring the lines between justice, law and how it is used to hunt humans and persecute.” Melanie Nathan, Executive director African Human Rights Coalition.   Police in Ho, Ghana, have arrested 21 … More In Ghana 21 Suspected Lesbians and Gays Hunted, Stormed, Arrested

Why Sacramento State LGBTQI Community Should Welcome the President of Ghana

Our responsibility as American LGBTQI on the global front is to first and foremost follow the lead and direction of the Ghanaian gay community … In writing this response to “EDITORIAL: Sac State shouldn’t break bread with repressive leaders – Persecution of LGBTQ, …….”,  and the Article of Claire Morgan, Managing editor, published in the online Sacramento State student … More Why Sacramento State LGBTQI Community Should Welcome the President of Ghana

Ghana Press misrepresents UNAIDS blaming AIDS and HIV on Homosexuality

By Melanie Nathan, August 20, 2013. In an unconscionable gross misrepresentation and twist of wording the press in the African country Ghana is seizing on the words of the UNAIDS (United Nation’s AIDS Organization) to further demonize homosexuality and local LGBTI people. Following a conference in Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire, as reflected in the  example of … More Ghana Press misrepresents UNAIDS blaming AIDS and HIV on Homosexuality

Ghana’s press vilify students in mass expulsions for forming of LGBT support group

By Melanie Nathan, April 19, 2013. Two reports have appeared out of Ghana, using the usual anti-gay rhetoric to describe the mass expulsion of students from local schools.  Falsely blaming recruitment, the expelled were likely forming support groups. The reports reads: “19 ‘homosexual’ students of Opoku Ware SHS sacked Date Posted: April 15, 2013: 19:55 … More Ghana’s press vilify students in mass expulsions for forming of LGBT support group

What is Kofi Annan Doing About LGBTI Human Rights In Africa?

by Melanie Nathan, December 14, 2011 Back in August  2003, then United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan came out in favour of  marriage equality.  LGBTI Africans knew they had a friend in Kofi Annan, who attended part of a LGBTI activist conference held at the United Nations which demanded that international treaties such as the … More What is Kofi Annan Doing About LGBTI Human Rights In Africa?

Ghana Minister of Education to Eradicate Homosexuality Through Education

By Melanie Nathan, Dec 14, 2011, I read an Article in an African internet publication known as the The MAIL – written by BELINDA ENYONAM HENYA (Cut and pasted) and noted the seriousness of what could either be a case of misreporting, muddled message or pure ignorance and perhaps all of the above! This is … More Ghana Minister of Education to Eradicate Homosexuality Through Education

Ghana: Minister Orders Arrest of All Homosexuals and Lesbians

July 11, 2011, Melanie Nathan, Western Region Minister Paul Evans Aidoo, of Ghana,  has ordered the immediate arrest of all homosexuals in the region.  “He has tasked the Bureau of National Investigations and all security agencies to smoke out persons suspected to be engaging in same sex.” (MyJoyOnline) He also enlisted the services of landlords … More Ghana: Minister Orders Arrest of All Homosexuals and Lesbians