Ignatius Annor: I am gay; I denied out of fear - Former Metro TV presenter

Ignatius Annor: I am gay; I denied out of fear - Former Metro TV presenter

- A former reporter and TV presenter at Metro TV has for the very first time opened up about his sexuality

- Ignatius Annor declared that he is gay on National Television

- He said he denied his sexuality for fear of the stigma and the fact that he could easily lose his job

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These past few days, there have been issues in the media regarding the LGBTQ community and their request for it to be legalised in the country.

The topic has generated a lot of controversies in the media space with various religious bodies clearly stating their stance on the issue.

I am gay; I denied out of fear - Former Metro TV presenter
I am gay; I denied out of fear - Former Metro TV presenter Photo credit: Ignatius Annor
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According to him, out of fear, he denied his sexuality for fear of the stigma and the fact that he could easily lose his job.

He added that he is not only an advocate for the rights of those with such preferences but also a part of them.

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“This is going to be the very first time that I am going to say that not only am I an activist for the rights of the LGBTQI community, but I am gay.

“Obviously, I denied it because I was afraid of losing my job, I was working at an incredible television station in Accra and also for the fear of what would happen to me personally,” Mr Annor said on JoyNews.

He added that he was afraid that for some reason, his person was going to be attacked if he came out as gay.

Speaking on PM Express, he said members of his community are unhappy because they are not allowed to openly say who they are.

He said he was pained when he returned to Ghana to work only to be denied job opportunities over the suspicion of his sexuality.

In other news, the Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, Moses Foh-Amoaning, has revealed that President Akufo-Addo had ordered the closure of the LGBTQ office recently opened in Accra.

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Speaking on Joy FM, Foh Amoaning stated that Akufo-Addo already rejects homosexuality in Ghana and that his position was made clear through the minister-designate for Children and social protection, Adwoa Sarfo.

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