The United States Embassy to Ghana has said it will continue to reaffirm LGBTQI+ as human rights as part of a broader US government policy to make gay rights equality a center of its diplomacy and opposes all forms of discrimination against the LGBTQI community.
The US Embassy posted a picture of US President Joe Biden accompanied by a post with hashtag Pride2022.
The US Embassy Accra said it “reaffirms that LGBTQI+ rights are human rights and that no group should be excluded from those protections, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, disability status, age, religion or belief. #Pride2022”.
The US and other countries around the world will be celebrating Pride Month this June.
Last year around this time, the Embassy in Accra flew a pride flag to show solidarity and support for the LGBTQI community in Ghana who have come under attack from various quarters.
The Pride flag was hoisted for more than 24 hours to mark Pride Month as part of activities and events to mark the past and present struggle for the human rights, dignity, and recognition of the LGBTQI+ community across the world and in Ghana.
Outgone US Ambassador Sullivan said the LGBTQI community had a tough time in 2021.
In addition, the US Embassy held a close door reception for top Ghanaian advocates of LGBTQI where the Ambassador motivated them to continue their rights advocacy with the full assurance of US support, MyNewsGh.com noted.
The Ambassador was particularly impressed with the work of Shone Edem Lawrence for serving as a mouthpiece for the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana.