Ghana follows in the footsteps of numerous other African countries in seeing homosexuality as alien to Ghanaian culture, and a western neo-imperial imposition. However, despite this popular belief, homosexuality has existed and has been practiced in Ghana.
The Genesis 19 account of Sodom and Gomorrah is a story of attempted gang rape of two “outsiders.” It says nothing about loving gay relationships, and actually condemns the sort of violence sometimes done to gays and lesbians.
The labelling of homosexuality as unAfrican has tended to create the impression that homosexuality was non-existent in precolonial African communities. The label has been widely interpreted in the light of the origins of homosexuality.
Musicians are normalising different sexual expressions in their videos in hopes of seeing change on the ground in the West African country, where same-sex relations are illegal
Basée dans un quartier populaire de Kigali, cette église pentecôtiste prêche l’« inclusion radicale » en ouvrant ses portes aux personnes homosexuelles, souvent rejetées et stigmatisées par les communautés religieuses du pays.
Author Kate Hairsine, Site Web Deutsche Welle (Germany), 4.12.2019 With Zambia imprisoning two men to 15 years for gay sex and Uganda detaining LGBTQ+ activists, the African continent is a difficult place for homosexuals....
A Madagascar, les homosexuels ne sont pas persécutés ni discriminés mais pas non plus acceptés. Le prêtre catholique Séraphin Handriniaina, auteur d’une récente thèse sur la question, souhaite que l’Eglise accueille et accompagne davantage ces personnes qui s’affirment de plus en plus dans la société malgache.
Naughton’s project, This is How the Heart Beats, calls attention to the forced migration of LGBTQ refugees in East Africa. The series follows the refugees as they flee their homes in Uganda, seek haven in Kenya, find resettlement in the United States, and for some, make a decisive return to Uganda.
The emergence of anti-homosexuality politics in Africa is often explained with reference to religion. Although religion is a major factor in fuelling homophobia in Africa, the Bible and the Christian faith are not only sites of struggle but have also been appropriated by African LGBT activists in support of their cause. Adriaan van Klinken says we need to move beyond a narrow focus on African religious homophobia as religion plays multiple and complex roles in contemporary dynamics of African sexualities.
The text was taken from: Christianity and homosexuality : contradictory or complementary? a qualitative study of the experiences of Christian homosexual university students, authors S. Nkosi and F. Masson, South African Journal of Higher Education,...