“We can’t ever go home again,” said one of three young women, barely in their 20s, as they told their story and struggled to fight back their tears.
The women, all of whom had girlfriends in the city, had been living in a soccer training camp when one of their girlfriends started talking openly about their relationship.
Someone reported her to the police and within 24 hours the three teammates had been arrested, jeered at by a crowd, intimidated by police, kicked out of the camp, and rejected by their families.
All for being suspected of homosexuality. Sadly, their story is not unique.
In Ghana, the government has yet to repeal a colonial-era law that criminalizes same-sex relations.