- The famous architect Sir David Adjaye who is behind the building of Ghana's National Cathedral has advocated for LGBT+ rights in Ghana
- Sir David Adjaye was part of a list of 67 prominent Black people in the diaspora who are calling on President Nana Akufo-Addo to protect the rights of the queer community in the country
- According to the petition, the president must meet with the LGBTQ leaders to create a pathway for allyship, protection and support.
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Sir David Adjaye, the renowned Ghanaian architect based in the UK who is building the National Cathedral, has advocated for President Nana Akufo-Addo's support for LGBT+ rights in Ghana.
In a post that was made on the verified UK Black Pride Twitter account, the group made up of Blacks in the diaspora indicated that they sent a written petition to the president.
In their own words,
"We have signed a letter calling on His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, to reach out to LGBTQ leaders 'to create a pathway for allyship, protection and support.'"
See the post below:
Along with the post was a copy of the petition that was sent to Ghana's president and was endorsed by 67 topnotch Black people in the diaspora.
The famous architect Sir David Adjaye's name was registered as the seventh on the list which may be quite interesting for Ghanaians to note.
He is known for designing many notable buildings around the world, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, and the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management. Adjaye was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh published that legendary Ghanaian football player, Michael Essien, has undone his action of publicly supporting the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana after he shared a post about it via his verified Instagram handle.
As YEN.com.gh earlier reported, he wrote, “We see you, we hear you, we support you. Our LGBTQIA plus Community in Ghana.”
It appears obvious that most Ghanaians are against the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana and thus, Essien's advocacy didn't go down well with many social media users as they roasted him.
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