A well-known event promoter was brutally beaten by a mob in Ghana over the weekend for being gay.
Kinto Rothmans was lured into the ambush by a man named Salim, whom he had told he loved.
During the attack, Rothmans was forced to confess his desire to ‘chop’ (have sex with) Salim in a video, which has since gone viral in the west African country along with a photo of him dripping in blood.
Rothmans is the CEO of Get Familiar GH, which organizes the popular Friday Friends club night in the capital Accra.
Ghanian singer Efya expressed disgust over the attack on Twitter.
‘Ppl sitting on Twitter laughing..but u do the worse things undercover..!! It’s not right what they did ..!’ she wrote.
‘You can’t beat the Gay out of someone..!! U can’t..!!’
The attack comes days after a mob of high school students tried to lynch two classmates they caught having gay sex.
However, human rights lawyer Kuukuwa Andam said she doubted anyone would be prosecuted for either attack.
‘In my 5 years of working as a human rights lawyer in Ghana, I have come across cases where sexual minorities were prosecuted for ‘unnatural carnal knowledge.’ However, I am yet to come across a single case of someone being prosecuted for assaulting a gay, lesbian, bi or trans person,’ she told Gay Star News.
‘Violence against LGBTs is widespread but highly under-reported and not prosecuted. I have personally interacted with several members of the queer community who have been beaten up or threatened with assault because of their sexual orientation. This is really sad when you consider, first of all, that Ghana has made impressive strides in democracy & human rights. It is also sad when you consider that same-sex loving people have existed in Ghanaian society since its inception.’
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