Anti-Gay March Could Hamper HIV Interventions in Ghana

Published: June 8, 2010

Anti-Gay March Could Hamper HIV Interventions in Ghana

A recent march by over a thousand Ghanian Muslims against “the growing activities of gays and lesbians” in this West-African country, could hamper initiatives that target Men having sex with Men (MSM), such as HIV and Aids interventions, activists have warned.

Mac-Darling Cobbinahof the Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights Ghana, an organisation that also caters for the MSM community said, following a march that went through principal streets of the Metropolis against homosexuality, after an alleged report that close to 60 gays and lesbians from eastern, Ashanti and Central regions of that country were attending a get-together held in Tanokrom.

Mac-Darling said this march has raised fears among the MSM community and this could make it hard to reach them since they would not want to be visible.

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