Award-winning actress, Ama K Abebrese sided with the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana, advocating for their rights to be respected as they as as human as anyone else.
On Monday, February 22, Ignatius Annor revealed on Joy News’ ‘PM Express’ that he refuted the claims that he was gay for the fear of losing his job as a journalist.
“In the past, I had denied the fact that I was gay. I did that because of the fear of losing my career,” Ignatius said.
“At the time, I practiced Broadcast Journalism in Ghana for a number of years and being on TV and being ousted brought a lot of pain to my life.”
He then publicly apologized to the LGBT community for not being bold enough to stand up for his beliefs and sexuality.
Ama K Abebrese took to her Facebook page to air her views on the issue saying, “I cannot pretend I know the fear that homosexuals and lesbians living in Ghana feel; the laws of Ghana criminalize homosexuality. The customs, many religions, and the culture frown upon it.
I can not judge them, for on the day of judgment we will ALL be judged. Just because I may not fully understand what they go through doesn’t mean that they do not deserve basic human rights. I aim to be more understanding of their plight. I think that more dialogue has to continue on the matter.
(I see many comments online that equate them to rapists and pedophiles. Well…. predators are not bound by sexuality).”
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