The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
The 'lawless' attacks against the LGBTI community are on the rise
Argentina and Brazil have become increasingly popular destinations for LGBT+ people seeking asylum
The Information Minister Dr. Mustapha Hamid, has strongly stated that Ghana will not legalize same-sex marriage despite pressure from foreign nations.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines key populations as populations who are at higher risk for HIV irrespective of the epidemic type or local context and who face social and legal challenges that increase their vulnerability.
Around 400 people will reportedly take part in a gay ‘cure’ therapy forum in Ghana.
There has been a lot of negative focus on gay rights in Ghana
Perceptions of risk are crucial in explaining why people do or do not make use of HIV-prevention interventions
Mr Moses Foh Amoaning, the Spokesperson for the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, said his outfit would soon present a draft bill to Parliament to criminalized homosexuality.
He believes the attempts to get Ghana and other African countries to embrace same-sex marriages are part of a bigger scheme to dominate the continent.
As the world marks Press Freedom Day, the 2018 country rankings appear to once again suggest that a free press is broadly aligned to LGBTQ equality.
New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita.