Help the LGBTQIA+ of Ghana together with the House of B. Poderosa
Updated: Mar 25
A recently-opened center for the LGBTQI+ community in Accra, Ghana, was shut down after it was raided by police in the West African country. The Swiss ballroom House of Besher Poderosa is throwing a week-long event in order to raise funds to support the community there.
LGBTQIA+ rights in Ghana
Fuelled by the media, right-wing politicians and religious organizations, the climate against queers in Ghana has become ever more aggressive. Being in a same-sex relationship in Ghana's can attract between three to 25 years in prison, according to the country's penal code. The PoderosaWeek Power2Ghana aims to teach attendees how homophobia was brought to many African countries by colonizers and that colonial laws have still not been stopped. Through a week of entertaining and educative interventions by the house members and allies, they aim to raise awareness about the incident and raise money to send to those in need.
How you can support
The first-ever PoderosaWeek starts on Monday, March 22nd. Events will take place daily at 8.00 p.m. (4 p.m. on Sunday). You can support by attending their events next week to learn about the current violent attacks happening against LGBTQIA+ people and sharing this event with as many people as possible. You can also donate to the cause - you will find all the donation details in their Kweer Social or Facebook event.