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I’m gay– Ghanaian journalist opens up on live TV

A Ghanaian journalist and LGBTQI+ activist  Ignatius Annor has  openly declared that  he is gay.

According to Ignatius Annor, he had kept his alignment to the community a secret for fear of losing his job and the stigma that it could generate.


“This is going to be the very first time that I am using your medium to say that not only am I an activist for the rights of Africa’s sexual minorities, what you will call the LGBTQI community, but I am gay.

Obviously, I denied it because I was afraid of losing my job, I was working at an incredible Television station in Accra and also for the fear of what would happen to me personally,” Mr Annor said on JoyNews via Zoom.


Speaking on PM: Express Monday, the pro LGBTQI+ activist said members of his community are unhappy “because you are not allowed to openly say who you are.”

According to Mr Annor, that would be a breach of their human rights if the country does not consider passing a law to favor who they are.

But Mr Annor hopes “those laws [that exists currently] could be scrap out of the books of the Republic of Ghana so that people like myself who have life, who work, and contribute to the development of the country.

Source: JoyNews