LGBTQ+: Keep your sexuality private – Ursula Owusu advises

Minister for Communications and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has waded into the conversation about the LGBTQ+ in Ghana.

She was of the view that individuals should keep issues about their sexual orientation confidential.

“Adults can do whatever they like in the privacy of their homes but should not force their sexual preferences down anyone’s throat. Just keep your sexuality private,” she admonished.

“You’re exploring your sexuality, so you do all kinds of silly things growing up. Thank God there were no social media when we were growing up to leave a permanent record of some of the crazy things we did,” she told Starr FM.

According to her, Ghanaians do not believe and practice public display of affection and therefore could not be forced to accept it.

The minister’s advice comes on the back of agitations from the LGBTQ+ community pushing for its legalization.

In February, the Ghana police service raided an office space belonging to the LGBT community in Kwabenya.

“This morning, our office was raided by National Security; a few days ago, traditional leaders threatened to burn down our office, but the police did not help.”

“Like this moment, we no longer have access to our safe space, and our safety is being threatened. We call on all human rights organizations and allies to speak out against this attack,” the group posted on its official Twitter page.

She noted that she would continue to advocate for the rights of the LGBTQ+ Community.

 

“I will continue to fight for their rights to education, job, healthcare, and others”.

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