HRW: Ghana's LGBT individuals are effectively 'second-class' citizens

Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] released a 72-page report [text] on Monday documenting widespread discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) individuals in Ghana both in public and private or family settings. The report, titled “No Choice but to Deny Who I Am: Violence and Discrimination against LGBT People in Ghana,” highlights that ยง 104(1)(b) of the Criminal Offences Act of 1960 [text, PDF] prohibiting and punishing “unnatural carnal knowledge,” criminalizes same-sex activity and fails to actively address…

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