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"I'm Gay But Denied It Because I Was Afraid Of Losing My Job" - Ghanaian Journalist, Ignatius Annor

A Ghanaian journalist and LGBTQI+ activist has for the very first time openly declared 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.

Speaking on PM: Express Monday, the pro LGBTQI+ activist said members of his community are unhappy “because you are not allowed to openly say who you are.”

Ignatius Annor used to work as a Presenter at Metro Tv, an Accra-based television station.

Story by: News Desk Report



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