Michael Essien under fire for publicly supporting Gay rights in Ghana
Ex Black Stars Midfielder, Michael Essien has stood in solidarity with the LGBTQ community in Ghana.
In a now deleted Instagram post on Monday, March 1, the Assistant Manager for FC Nordsjaelland shared a “Ghana Supports Equality” with the caption;
“We see you, we hear you, we support you. Our LGBTQIA plus Community in Ghana.”
This follows the open letter signed sixty-seven Africans in Hollywood who called on President Nana Akufo-Addo and political/cultural leaders “to engage in meaningful dialogues with persons in the LGTBQI community.”
Minutes after his post, Twitter went crazy as many tweeps came for him for throwing his support to the group.
Meanwhile at a recent speech during the installation of the 2nd Archbishop of the Anglican Church held in Asante Mampong, H.E Nana Akufo-Addo stated that same-sex marriage will remain illegal under his Presidency.
“I have said it before, and let me stress it again, that it will not be under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legal,” he stressed.