As the fight to stop the LGBTQI from taking root in Ghana, renowned and prominent figures like Idris Elba and Naomi Campbell have signed a letter to endorse the legalization of LGBTQI rights.
As of last week, the center for LGBTQI people in West African countries closed its doors after various religious groups and anti-gay communities raided their offices.
Several celebrities from around the world and politicians as well have called on Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo Addo, to offer some protection.
In a recent letter, it was written, “We have watched profound concern as you have had to question the safety of your vital work at the LGBT+ Rights Ghana Centre in Accra, and feared for your personal wellbeing and security. It is unacceptable to us that you feel unsafe.
“As prominent and powerful advocates for this great country, we are beseeching His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and political/cultural leaders to create a pathway for allyship, protection, and support.
”We petition for inclusivity which will make the nation even greater and even stronger”.
These worried celebrities spoke out about the recent attacks on various LGBTQI members some of which included death threats aimed at the group.
Many in Ghana, have risen against the LGBTQI where a number of their offices have been closed by the Ghana Police. Several pastors and prophets as well as other religious leaders have come out to stand against LGBTQI.
However, there have been a number of celebrities who have been backing the LGBTQI. The likes of Sister Deborah, Wanlov the Kubolor, and Juliet Ibrahim have come out to stand behind the LGBTQI. This has brought about a lot of backlashes aimed at them.
By: Samuel Arthur