This conjunction shines a light on how homophobia and sexism shape the sporting landscape for Ghanaian sportswomen who proudly represent their country as athletes. The homophobia and sexism that Ghanaian women footballers experience is a microcosm of a broader cultural context in which gender expansive, transmasculine women, and queer people more generally, exist under oppressive conditions. Put another way, the grave social, economic and physical consequences that women identified as lesbian footballers face reflect a broader dangerous terrain that gender and sexual nonconforming Ghanaians navigate. The position that women footballers perceived as lesbians occupy magnifies the rhetorical and material denouncement of queer gender and sexuality. Their acceptance as footballers and derision as lesbians affirms the heteropatriarchal state and reproduces the body politic as heteronormative. The ways that women footballers experience gender and sexual harassment reveal both their conditional inclusion as well as the outright rejection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex LGBTQI people into a body politic constructed and sustained through heterosexual patriarchy.
Football in Ghana can be an avenue for LGBTQI+ activism
Witness: For Ghana’s Lesbians, Lives of Rejection and Fear | Human Rights Watch
Sam then went even further. These statements are just the most recent addition to a growing fervor of discrimination, paranoia, and hatred directed at sexual minorities in Africa. In a larger way, the movie depicts how Muna goes about chasing any man and is ready to give anything to get them. While it will be explained to be a make believe, people are wondering the kind of lesson that the movie will teach the public, as it shows how a man can find delight in a fellow man. Gay rights are human rights: Ghana's laws do not prohibit homosexuality! Kwamena Bartels, Minister of Information in the Kufuor government, warned that government would like to make it absolutely clear that it would not permit a proposed gay conference anywhere in Ghana.
Witness: For Ghana’s Lesbians, Lives of Rejection and Fear
The Gay and Lesbian Association of Ghana [GALAG] feels compelled to issue this statement in the face of mounting misinformation being made public in both print and electronic media about an alleged two-day international gay conference, supposedly coming on in Accra International Conference Centre and in Koforidua, respectively. We wish to clarify several issues here:. Skip to main content.
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