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Watch Ghana Gays Come Out at Accra Forum (VIDEO)

Watch Ghana Gays Come Out at Accra Forum (VIDEO)

 

I recently reported on how, fed up with both day after day of nasty newspaper headlines and one civil society leader after another abandoning them, Accra’s gay community came out, one-by-one, at a September 30 major ‘straight’ forum.

The hosts of the forum, ACCRA [dot], a monthly film and discussion series in Ghana, “where the dopest artists and creatives meet over good cinema, talk, food and music,” have now produced a video of what one gay Ghanian blogger described as a “remarkable” night.

Over the past few months, Ghana’s President Mills, preachers and Parliamentarians have made vigorous speeches about homosexuality being ungodly and un-African. In contest to these public statements, September’s Talk Party explored life in Accra for young gay men.

These men (from the Coalition Against Homophobia in Ghana) spoke proudly of their sexuality and answered questions from the curious crowd about the challenges of being gay in Ghana.


The Talk Party Series: Gay in Ghana from REDD Kat Pictures on Vimeo.

 

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1:31PM PST on Nov 29, 2011

is not good oooooooooo

7:57AM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

quick correction, the forum's called ACCRA [dot] ALT rather than ACCRA [dot].

Apart from that, I salute these guys' strength and bravery... it's so hard to walk around hearing them bashing on the radio and in the newspapers every single day. I just hope and, yes, pray that we can find a way to open minds.

5:17PM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

They're so brave!

11:46PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

What bravery..names and faces in this culture..i'm shocked and happy, but pray for their safety.

8:24PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Thank you.

4:28PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Being homosexual is one thing, accepting it as normal or desirable is another. Mind you we can expect nothing else from those who use the Gay community as propaganda to further their depopulation and anti family and reproduction agenda. Mark my words all this Gay propaganda is going to get us in deep water with no paddle to get us out of it. I never hear anyone say Love they neighbour as theyself and apply to Gays as well, but that does n,t mean we must accept it as normal. Normal it aint, and never will be. Just like someone who is born without arms or legs ,it's a pity but it's not normal. We are meant to love them as well.

11:39AM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Thank you for taking the lead!

8:23AM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Who cares!

7:27AM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

They ought to round up Ghana's government officials and prosecute them for theft from the public, bigotry in the form of homophobia, and impersonating a government. The gays would do a far better job of running this country.

6:19AM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Congratulations to these people for their courage by coming out at great risk to their freedom and lives both from criminals who would attack LGBT people against the law and from the legal system that has chosen to criminalize people because of their sexual orientation.

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