Ghanaian Lawyer Intimidates Ghanaian LGBTIQ Allies-Will The Bombastic Magazine Inspire LGBTIQ Allyship in Ghana?

Lawyer Moses Foh-Amoaning has warned Ghanaian Members of Parliament-MPs that this would be their last time in Parliament, if they vote against the Anti-Homosexuality bill.

While speaking at a radio station he said, “There will be no secret voting on the anti-LGBTQ bill”. This was seen as another unwarranted intimidation tactic aimed at the MPs.

He adds that, “We prefer to be blacklisted by demons, rather than blacklisted by God”, downplaying fears by Gabby Otchere-Darko an influential lawyer, who is of the view that the bill could get Ghana blacklisted by donors and other major stakeholders.

Moses Foh-Amoaning is the Executive Secretary of National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values the main group behind the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Ghana.

Moses Foh-Amoaning also revealed the homophobic Coalition would in the near future hold a press conference to expose persons whom they claim are hiding behind the veil of Civil Society Organisations providing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, to “promote” LGBTQ activities in Ghana.

This situation informs the importance of allyship. When allies stand together with those that are being prosecuted justice can be served.

In Uganda when the Anti-Homosexuality bill was tabled, allies stood with the LGBTIQ community and provided the much needed support in terms of advocacy, lobbying legislators, offering legal assistance, emotional care and many other ways they came through for us as a community.

Our next issue of the Bombastic Magazine shares what it means to be an LGBTIQ ally and it is timely because maybe LGBTIQ allies in Ghana might be inspired to stand by the LGBTIQ Ghanaians no matter the scare strategies.