MP bizarre attempt to defend Gahanna's anti-gay bill ends with an attack on trans humanity


Ghana’s parliament is set to debate draconian anti-lgbt bill

Ghana’s parliament is set to debate a bill that -- if passed -- would introduce one of the harshest anti-LGBTQ laws on the African continent.  

Sam Georgegh, the MP who introduced "The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill" at the behest of US evangelists could not defend this bill criminalizing LGBT people. Instead, he spent time gaslighting the United States, in an interview terminated with him questioning transgender Ghanaians humanity.

 In 2019 a conference was hosted in Accra, Ghana by the World Congress of Families, which the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has identified as an international hate group, and HRC calls "one of the most influential American organizations involved in the export of hate." 

 One of the highlights of the conference, for attendees, was the presence of US ultra-conservative organizer Brian Brown, the president of the World Congress of Families (WCF). 

This is where the current push to criminalize LGBTQI people took shape. If the title of the Ghanaian bill sounds familiar, it should. The same wording has appeared in over 50 anti-LGBTQI bills in the US this year.
NAIROBI, Aug 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Ghanaian bill criminalising LGBT+ people will establish “a system of state-sponsored discrimination and violence” against sexual minorities, U.N. human rights experts warned on Thursday, urging authorities to reject the proposed law.


Arrest made for murder of transgender woman found by Seattle Jogger

Zoella "Zoey" Rose Martinez, 20
Zoella "Zoey" Rose Martinez, 20 / Picture Family

A deceased woman found by a jogger on September 1, 2021, in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle has been identified as a transgender woman by family.

The Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound posted on Facebook  - "On September 1st Zoella "Zoey" Rose Martinez, 20, was found murdered in Seattle. Today the hunt for her killer ended in his arrest.".

 "Our community has lost a friend and loved one." 

"While no news reports revealed that she was a trans woman, we have been given permission by her family to reveal this. 

They proudly stood by their daughter through her transition and will continue to do so." . "Zoey was the 38th known trans or non binary individual lost to violence this year." .

"Picture used with permission by Sarita Martinez."

The original police report filed on September 1, while respectful didn't identify the victim as transgender - "At approximately 5 am, a jogger flagged down officers and said there was a person down in the alley near North 73rd Street and Greenwood Avenue North."
Jacaree Rashad Hardy / Seattle Police

Detectives with the SPD Homicide Unit, CRG Unit, and US Marshalls arrested Jacaree Hardy on September 6th, 2021 in the city of Renton without incident. Detectives are currently questioning him and will book him into King County Jail when they are done.

R.I.P Zoella "Zoey" Rose Martinez