Ghanaian Celebrities Plea to Review Gay Rights in Ghana

Ghanaian celebrities including Efya and Kuby Mahama have taken to social media to condemn the beating of a suspected gay man, opening a rare window for debate on homosexuality in a country where gay sex is illegal. A video has emerged on social media which shows a well-known music promoter Kinto Rothmans being viciously beaten and threatened by a fuming mob.

The celebrities who have close ties with the well-known music promoter expressed deep apprehension for the amassed number of violent physical attacks being carried out on homosexual individuals. Some celebrities even said that homosexuality should be legalized in order to stop anti-gay assaults.

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