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Some 37 African countries criminalize homosexual relationships, with penalties ranging from misdemeanors to death sentences, according to a Human Rights Campaign Foundation report released Tuesday. The report, which analyzed LGBT rights in 54 African countries in total, paints a picture of a continent in crisis.
In Ghana, a country often regarded as among the most progressively democratic nations in Africa, homosexuality remains illegal, punishable by up to three years imprisonment. A recent Pew survey of various countries, not all African, reveals that 98 percent of Ghanaians feel that homosexuality is “morally unacceptable,” the highest percentage of any country surveyed.
“In Ghana, everybody is culturally and religiously blinded,” says Fred K., an openly gay man living in Accra, Ghana’s capital. “They think that it’s demonic … so I just pray that a time comes that they decide to change and be like the Western countries.”
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s report…
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