An article from CNN is detailing the rise of queerphobia in Ghana:
If someone suspects that you, or someone you’re with, is gay — either from your gait, the way you dress, or who you may be holding hands with —you could be attacked, kidnapped or even lynched.
The shift, according to advocates, is largely due to a new anti-LGBTQ bill making its way through the Ghanaian parliament: “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill.”
Introduced in 2021, this bill not only criminalizes LGBTQ relationships, but also those who support LGBTQ rights, with the possibility of being extended to journalists for what the bill calls “promoting” these issues, too.
Down the article, though, the article notes one of the major causes of the rising queerphobia in once tolerant Ghana (among other African nations):
The rise in homophobia, many argue, has been compelled by the work of US-based extremist evangelical groups, according to investigations from news outlets and NGOs.
A coalition group called the World Congress of Families, a US-based group with ties to the far-right, organized a “family values” conference in Accra in 2019, which many proponents of the bill attended, according to Ipas’ investigation. The conference spent much of its time attacking LGBTQ rights and the “dangers” of LGBTQ influence.
Surprise, surprise. The same group of people responsible for the lethal queerphobia in Uganda are spreading their hate to other African nations. Not only are they inspiring terrorism against the LGBTQIA+ population in the United States, they are inspiring the same terrorism across the ocean in a completely different continent, poisoning once-tolerant countries with their hate.