After several years of denying being gay, Ignatius Annor, a journalist formerly of Metro TV has openly declared he is gay.
Ignatius Annor announced his sexual alignment during a live interview on JoyNews’ PM: Express. The Euronews English journalist has been heard in several previous interviews including ‘Restoration With Stacy’ denying claims that he is gay.
According to Ignatius Annor, he had kept his alignment to the community a secret for fear of losing his job and the stigma that it could generate.
“This is going to be the very first time that I am using your medium to say that not only am I an activist for the rights of Africa’s sexual minorities, what you will call the LGBTQI community, but I am gay.”
“Obviously, I denied it because I was afraid of losing my job, I was working at an incredible Television station in Accra and also for the fear of what would happen to me personally,” Mr. Annor said on JoyNews via Zoom.
The conversation of LGBTQ rights was revisited when news of a new resource center that had been set up in Accra. The office has since been shut down on the orders of the president, Nana Akufo-Addo.
In 2011, the late president, John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills made it emphatically clear to the international community that he was not going to initiate or support any attempt to legalize homosexuality in Ghana.
The Minister-designate of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Sarah Adwoa Safo described the act as “non-negotiable criminality and culturally unacceptable.”
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