The video of a lesbian who knelt down to propose to her girlfriend at a Ghanaian airport, Kotoka International Airport’s Terminal 3 has gone viral on social media.
The lady knelt down on one knee and proposed to the girlfriend who had just arrived from abroad, and she said YES as onlookers and travelers watched with a stunned look. The viral video of the lesbian who proposed to her girlfriend at the Ghanaian airport, has generated wild reactions from Ghanaians.
Here is the video below;
Video of a lesbian kneeling to propose to her girlfriend at Ghanaian airport, KIA Terminal 3 pic.twitter.com/sir7E1Iqx9
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Ghana face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual acts are illegal in Ghana.
LGBT rights in Ghana are heavily suppressed. Physical and violent homophobic attacks against LGBT people are common, often encouraged by the media and religious and political leaders. Reports of young gay people being kicked out of their homes are also common. Despite the Constitution guaranteeing a right to freedom of speech, of expression and of assembly to Ghanaian citizens, these fundamental rights are actively denied to LGBT people. Nowadays, LGBT Ghanaians face widespread discrimination, harassment, violence, family rejections and public antipathy. There are also reports of torture programmes designed at “curing” homosexuality.
Opponents of decriminalising homosexuality cite Ghanaian “culture and values” as a reason why homosexuality is unacceptable or should not be legalised. However, similarly to many African nations, homophobia and intolerance of LGBT people were brought to Ghana through colonial laws. Homosexuality was widely accepted or not viewed any differently to heterosexuality prior to colonisation.