2021 has been a really rough year for Ghana’s LGBTQI people. Police raided and shut down a queer community center in Accra; 21 people attending a paralegal workshop in the city of Ho were arrested and locked up for 21 days before the case was dropped; and eight MPs have come up with draft legislation that, if adopted, makes it a crime just to be queer or a queer ally. But the LGBT community are fighting back - with a #KilltheBill campaign
Edem Robby, a Ghanaian filmmaker, reports on what’s been happening and why - and, in a rare interview, she sits down with some of the so-called Ho 21 to hear the horrifying story of their arrests.
This episode was reported by Edem Robby. Produced and written by Penny Dale. Our Story Editor is Kerry Donahue.
AfroQueer is executive Produced by Selly Thiam
Rachel Wamoto is our social media manager, Tevin Sudi, and Mercy Barno are our audio editors.
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