Our next issue of the Bombastic Magazine shares what it means to be an LGBTIQ ally the Bombastic Magazine is timely because maybe LGBTIQ allies in Ghana might be inspired to stand by the LGBTIQ Ghanaians no matter what.
Retired Emeritus Archbishops Desmond Tutu and Njongonkulu Ndungane have called for all Anglican churches to recognise gay and lesbian communities. SABC News reported that the two archbishops proclaimed that sexuality was not a matter of choice while speaking at the funeral of the former Dean of St George’s Cathedral, Father Rowan Smith, who was openly gay.
Maglott’s final Ubuntu profile automatically posted in the hours following his death on August 12, 2016. In one of the many electronic files he left behind, Maglott stated Ubuntu’s mission is to “educate the general community, and empower gay youth, through learning about the contributions and dynamic lives of queer men and women of color. You won’t find this important information on most history/biography websites or media.”
Africa-based nongovernmental organizations and human rights defenders involved with the commission’s work should be fully supported in speaking out, pointing to this body of soft law, and encouraging local and regional leaders to apply African human rights standards to sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
There is also no governmental or non-governmental organisations that protects sexual minorities’ rights. Furthermore, there are no legal proceedings for the protection of sexual minorities’ rights as the new government is still weak and courts and the justice system are ineffective also for investigations and prosecutions.
Between 3rd and 5th of March 2016, South Africa held a regional seminar to find practical solutions for addressing violence and discrimination against persons based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) on; the seminar brought together members of human rights commissions, civil society organizations and activists from all over the continent to figure out feasible and realistic means of ending violence and discrimination based on SOGIE.