Ghanaian broadcast journalist and former Metro TV presenter, Ignatius Annor has finally opened up on being gay for some years now.
Ignatius who spoke to Joy News’ PM Express on Monday, February 22, revealed that he was afraid to opened up on his sexuality due to fear of losing his journalism career.
According to him, although he denied being gay after he was confronted a few years ago, none of the media houses was willing to hire his service due to the stigma surrounding his community despite his Masters pedigree in the UK.
“At the time, I practised Broadcast Journalism in Ghana for a number of years and being on TV and being ousted brought a lot of pain to my life.”
“This is going to be the very first time, using your medium, to say that not only am I an activist for the rights of African Sexual Minorities [LGBTQ+] but I am gay; it is the truth that I have accepted, it is the truth that I will live by,” the former Metro TV journalist stressed.
He added, “because I was ousted as a gay person and obviously, I denied because I was afraid of losing my job and also for the fear of what would happen to me personally…”
“I want Ghanaians to have an honest conversation about people who live in your family, people who are your brothers and sisters and see that these are human beings that deserve to have the very life you have and… to be free and go about their normal activity.”