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Thursday, 06 September 2018 22:49

In Ghana, 400 LGBT people to be forced to follow a "gay conversion therapy" forum

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Oh my god, the situation in Ghana is worrying! 400 LGBT people will take part in a "homosexuality conversion therapy."

400 participants will receive ‘counseling’ and ‘reformation’ at the forum entitled “Exploring the myths surrounding LGBT rights.” It is organized by the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values.

Organizers said participants are volunteers but understand they aren't at all. The coalition’s leader, Moses Foh-Amoaning, said that the “400 men and women voluntarily surrendered themselves and registered with the coalition to undergo counseling after a sexual evangelism programme recently.” "Surrendered themselves", like they did something wrong.

This is worrying. We know that it always starts with a conference during which you receive 'counseling', stuff like that, but then, it becomes a "gay conversion camp" and the situation degenerates into torture. They give you drugs that make you sick, they use electroshock, and gay men can be chemically castrated.

According to The Daily Graphic, Foh-Amoaning also intends to open what he calls a "Holistic Sexual Therapy Unit" at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra (Ghana's capital). Religious leaders and people familiar with traditional medicine would work with medical staff to "cure" LGBTQ people of their sexuality.

And it seems that the government has the project to strengthen the law criminalizing homosexuality with a maximum sentence of three years in prison. An amendment could force those arrested to follow a " gay conversion therapy."

The bill known as ‘Who is on the Lord’s Side’ will be introduced to Parliament shortly.

The other day, I told you Ghana's new president, Nana Akufo-Addo, announced that his government would not allow marriage equality. His plan is to keep oppressing the LGBT community.

To our readers in Ghana, stay proud of who you are and who you love, that makes you special. You rock!


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