Thursday, June 17, 2010

More trouble for African gays - this time in Ghana

Add the Ghana to the list of places in Africa, such as Uganda and South Africa,  where gays and lesbians are having their share of problems:

Thousands of citizens of the West African nation of Ghana attended a rally on Friday which aimed to stamp out emerging gay communities in its biggest cities.

An estimated 3,000 young people in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis marched in the rain, many wielding placards adorned with anti-gay slogans.

Local news website GhanaWeb reports that the protest was organized by the region’s Muslim community, following reports that gay parties and same-sex marriages had been organized recently in the suburbs.

The protest’s organisers are calling on the government to criminalise homosexuality, calling it an ‘ungodly act’.

“Ghana will suffer more than the experience of Sodom and Gomorrah, should we embrace this practice in this country,” said the rally’s leader Saeed Hamid.

It gets worse. According to the Ghana Web article, Hamid also had this to say:

He said most of the young boys involved in the practise are having health problems and are wearing pampers.

"How would you feel, if someone puts his penis into your anus?" He queried.

Talk about behind the times. Homophobes in the United States stopped linking us to diapers over 30 years ago.

Related posts:

Ugandan anti-gay bill creator wallows in the filth of his own homophobia

Even dead gay men aren't safe in some African countries

African gays and lesbians becoming victims of 'corrective rape'

Lesbians in South Africa getting raped as a corrective measure? What the hell?

Hat tip to Rod 2.0 Beta

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It would be easier to keep a list of countries in africa where gays and lesibands Don't have problems.

Any blank piece of paper should do.