Ghana: Police Save Suspected Lesbians

Police in Ghana reportedly saved a pair of women from being lynched by a mob who believed they were lesbians. According to a report from, a group of young people stormed a home where they believed two women in their twenties were “engaging in lesbianism.” Even with police on the scene, the group wanted to attack the couple.

In January, Human Rights Watch reported that authorities’ “failure to actively address violence and discrimination relegate[s] LGBT Ghanaians to effective second-class citizenship.” This isn’t the first time, however, that police have responded appropriately to abuses: In April, authorities in the capital city of Accra arrested a pair of blackmailers who threatened to publish naked photos of a gay man. Read more via NewNowNext