Don't legalize homosexuality in Ghana - Gay man insists

Don't legalize homosexuality in Ghana - Gay man insists

- A young gay man in Ghana says homosexuality must be illegal

- JayQuameh believes legalizing homosexuality will result in discrimination

- There has been a fierce debate in homosexuality following comments by the British prime minister

The debate against the legalization of homosexuality continues to be the talk of the town, especially when the British prime minister, Theresa May has expressed interest in helping out any African country willing to accept gay rights.

Here in Ghana, both the civil society and other religious bodies have kicked against any move to make homosexuality legal with the argument that the act is strange to Ghana's culture.

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Interestingly enough, a member of the gay community in Ghana who calls himself JayQuameh says legalizing homosexuality will be a bad thing.

The young gay man says legalizing homosexuality in Ghana will result in more hatred for the gay community especially when society is strongly against the act.

“I think it shouldn’t be accepted here in Ghana because whether it is accepted or not things are not going to change, rather, it’s going to be worse” …Let’s say now it is accepted, we can go about doing our own stuff, it will be accepted by the law but not accepted by the people,” he revealed in an interview with Joy News.

According to JayQuameh, he rather wants to see homosexuals given the right to go about their duties and live out their preferences without being attacked once they are not ‘publicly displaying’ their intimate details; it’s what works for him.

“It’s different if I go out wearing crazy bad stuff, making out with people on the streets, that’s when the community can actually attack me. But I go out doing my normal duties as a casual person, having fun, I won’t be attacked,” he stated.

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Homosexuality is a practice frowned upon by the Ghanaian society. This has resulted in many homosexuals hiding in their closets for fear of discrimination.

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Source: Yen

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