“The same people they claim to have brought homosexuality to Africa are the same people who told them to have this hate they are using against us,” he says.
“There have always been queer Ghanaians.”Bediako says the anti-LGBTQ “family values” coalition has long been a loud presence in Ghana, but that it was never organized or particularly strategic.
He believes that changed when a US group promoting those same “family values” organized a conference in Accra in late 2019 – just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit.“The US right-wing people were here and after that there was a rush to push legislation,” Bediako says.
The conference was hosted by the World Congress of Families, which Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ+ rights group, calls “one of the most influential American organizations involved in the export of hate.”
Source: Ghana’s LGBTQ: How a US group with links to the far-right may have influenced a crackdown on the community | CNN