Idris Elba, Boris Kodjoe, others sign letter to support gay people in Ghana

Idris Elba, Boris Kodjoe, others sign letter to support gay people in Ghana

The government of Ghana is currently hot as international celebrities have come out to support LGBTQ+ community in the country.

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As gay rights are been discussed in the country, some top African celebrities in the diaspora have released a joint letter in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

The celebrities who sighed the letter include Idris Elba, Boris Kodjoe Edward Enninful, Naomi Campbell.

Idris Elba, Boris Kodjoe, others sign letter to support gay people in Ghana
Idris Elba, Boris Kodjoe, others sign letter to support gay people in Ghana (Photo credit: Instgram/Boris Kodjoe and Variety.com
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According to the group of allies, they are worried about the safety of the LGBTQ+ in Ghana.

The letter read, "In recent weeks we have watched with profound concern as you have had to question the safety of your vital work at the LGBT+ Rights Ghana Centre in Accra, and feared for your personal wellbeing and security. It is unacceptable to us that you feel unsafe.”

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported how Michael Essien was taken to the cleaners for supporting the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana.

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Many Ghanaians are against the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana as is been discussed on social media. Some Ghanaians have also come to the defense of gay rights in the country.

Some Ghanaians have also come to the defense of gay rights in the country.

One prominent Ghanaian to support the right of gays is Michael Essien.

The former Chelsea star took to his official Instagram and Twitter handle to offer his unflinching support for the LGBTQ+ community.

He wrote, “We see you, we hear you, we support you. Our LGBTQIA plus Community in Ghana.”

Idris Elba, Boris Kodjoe, others sign letter to support gay people in Ghana
Idris Elba, Boris Kodjoe, others sign letter to support gay people in Ghana (Photo credit: AmeyawDebrah.com)
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, police officers of the Ghana Police Service have moved to close down the office operated by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI) in Kwabenya.

The office was closed down by the Police on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

According to a 3news report, the landlord had said the occupants were no longer using the office for the original purpose of which they rented it.

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This comes after the Director of LGBTQI+ Rights in Ghana, Alex Kofi Donkor, asked Ghanaians to look at issues relating to LGBTQI as human rights issues.

YEN.com.gh also reported that the National Security has raided the administrative office of LGBTQ+ Rights Ghana in Tesano in Accra to shut down the office which was opened in February.

In a post on social media, LGBTQ+ Rights Ghana disclosed its members no longer have access to a safe space as their lives are being threatened.

''This morning, our office was raided by National Security. A few days ago, traditional leaders threatened to burn down our office but the police did not help.

At this moment, we no longer have access to our safe space and our safety is being threatened,'' the post read.

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