GHANA — Ghana has long been revered for its culture and welcoming of Black Americans, even allowing some to have dual citizenship. Though international Blacks are very much received by Ghanaians, the reception is robustly halted for homosexuals.
According to BET, a news report noted a rise in homosexual relationships in the country, which has become a springboard for many arrests of gays and lesbians. Though there is no distinct law against homosexuality in Ghana, there is an apparent precedent for people being arrested for engaging in homosexual encounters.
Such revelations have caused some to question the true openness of Ghana, and its stance on humanity as it relates to one’s sexual identity.