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To say I’m afraid is an understatement. It’s like waiting to be slaughtered

A proposed law could see Ghanaian LGBT+ advocates jailed for up to 10 years, with some forced into conversion therapy

Francis Kokoroko

In a dim room with racks of women’s clothing, Ghanaian artist and LGBT+ activist Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi flipped through photo self-portraits illustrating her transition to womanhood.

Transitioning is not illegal in Ghana, but it will become so if a new law is passed, intended to tighten already strict anti-LGBT+ regulations which render same-sex relations illegal.

Homophobia is pervasive in the West African country and trans people are generally considered to be gay...

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