As Ghana is still debating on whether on the issues of LGBTQI issues, Former Metro TV news anchor and activists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI) community Ignatius Annor has finally admitted that he is gay.
The now Africanews journalist who had previously denied his sexuality on the Restoration program hosted by renowned media practitioner, Stacy Amoateng said he kept mute and denied his sexuality because he did not have the courage to own up to the truth that he belongs to the LGBTQI community for fear of victimization.
According to him, he was in fear of what might happen to him having witness how LGBTQI’s were treated in the country but most importantly, he did so to protect his job as a media personality.
I want to say this on record, I know for some people who are seeing me through this very line it might sound a bit contradictory and that is because in the past I had denied my truth and I had denied the fact that I was a guy and I did that because of the fear of losing my career
So this is going to be the very first time that is using your medium to say that not only am I an activist for the right of Africa’s sexual minorities, what you call the LGBT right community but I am gay and that is the truth that I have accepted and that is the truth I live by. Because I was ousted as a gay person and 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 will happen to me personally
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Mr. Annor made the confession in an interview on JoyNews MP Express on Monday, February 22, 2021, monitored by Dicytrends.com.