LGBT people deserve to enjoy their basic rights” Ama K Abebrese
Celebrated Ghanaian actress and TV personality, Ama K Abebrese has thrown her weight behind the LGBT community.
In a Facebook post, she stated that the Lesbians, Gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people deserve to enjoy basic human rights even if we do not understand what they go through.
She wrote: “I cannot pretend I know the fear that homosexuals and lesbians living in Ghana feel; the laws of Ghana criminalise homosexuality. The customs, many religions and the culture frown upon it.
I can not judge them, for on the day of judgment we will ALL be judged.
Just because I may not fully understand what they go through doesn’t mean that they do not deserve basic human rights. I aim to be more understanding of their plight. I think that more dialogue has to continue on the matter.
(I see many comments online that equate them to rapists and pedophiles. Well…. predators are not bound by sexuality).”