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.
Photo credit from the REDD Kat Pictures video