Idris Elba and Naomi Campbell sign Letter, Supporting Gay Rights in Ghana
Actor Idris Elba and supermodel Naomi Campbell have signed an open letter to show their support for gay rights in Ghana.
The two Hollywood powerhouse are among some 67 people who have signed the letter in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.
The open letter published on social media yesterday, which was addressed to “our Ghanaian LGBTQIA+ family,” offers support and solidarity. “We see you and we hear you,” it reads. “We are in awe of your strength, your bravery, and your audacity to be true to who you are even when it is dangerous to do so. You are loved, you are important and you deserve a safe place to gather in your shared experience.”
“It is unacceptable to us that you feel unsafe,” the letter continues, “Even though at present you might be feeling alone and cornered, we want to assure you that we are here. We are watching and listening and we will use our collective power to shield you and raise you up.”
This is coming after President Nana Akufo-Addo announced that he is not in support and will not legalize same-sex marriage in the country.