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‘Suspected’ lesbians in Ghana’s capital targeted after homophobic residents put up posters

‘Suspected’ lesbians in Ghana’s capital targeted after homophobic residents put up posters

A group of homophobic residents in a slum in Ghana’s capital of Accra have put up posters of ‘suspected’ lesbians living in the community

The Starr newspaper reported that the homophobic residents have ‘vowed to hunt down and (are) bay(ing) for the blood of all lesbians’ after flooding the shanty town of Teshie with posters of what is reported to be a ‘private selfie of a tattooed girl kissing her partner in the privacy of their bedroom.’

A day before the posters were released, a group of ‘suspected’ lesbians was attacked after some residents violently disrupted an event said to be a traditional ritual that was organized by a pair of suspected lesbian twins for their sick mother.

The Starr reported that the women and their friends were stoned and pelted with human faeces by an angry mob who claimed the alleged ritual ceremony was a guise for a lesbian birthday bash.

One of the women said she had made a police report several days prior to the attack after she heard of plans by her neighbors to disrupt the event.

She also said that the pictures were secretly copied from her phone as she was charging the device in the neighborhood.

Earlier this year, a popular entertainment personality – whose name was not disclosed in the media – was reportedly beaten after he was allegedly caught ‘attempting’ to have sex with another man in Accra.

In March 2012, nine suspected gays and one lesbian were attacked by an anti-gay vigilante group in the Jamestown district of Accra after the local media reported on two lesbian marriages that have reportedly taken place in the city.

Although homosexual acts are not specifically mentioned by the law in Ghana, the law prohibits ‘unnatural carnal knowledge’ involving ‘sexual intercourse with a person in an unnatural manner.’