Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) social movements are social movements that advocate for the equalized acceptance of LGBT people in society. In these movements, LGBT people and their allies have a long history of campaigning for what is now generally called LGBT rights, sometimes also called gay rights or gay and lesbian rights. Although there is not a primary or an overarching central organization that represents all LGBT people and their interests, numerous LGBT rights organizations are active worldwide.The earliest organizations formed in support of LGBT rights was in 1924.
Human Rights lawyer, NanaOye Lithur in 2011, when the debate on legalizing homosexuality in Ghana was heightened, was reported to have argued on behalf of gays in the country saying, "We are guided by our 1992 Constitution that states that we are all equal before the law and every person in Ghana possess human right.”.
On the substantive issue of LGBTQ+ rights in the country, Ayikoi Otoo said that the lawyers and academicians were looking at the issue from the myopic view of just homosexual rights ... distinction between homosexuals and their rights which is guaranteed under the 1992 Constitution.
The seasoned lawyer stated that it’s unacceptable for the international bodies to champion the promotion of acts like homosexuality which is alien to the African continent in the name of human rights. “Following what Tony Blair said which I personally wrote him a letter that if we do not go the homosexual way, it was going to affect their aid to us.
“Homosexuality is not a fundamental human right. Show me where in the 1992 Constitution, it says that sexual preference is a fundamental human right ... I challenge anybody, any lawyer in this country to show me. Homosexuality is a human preference, it is not a fundamental human right,” he said.
“Homosexuality is not a fundamental human right ... I challenge anybody, any lawyer in this country to show me. Homosexuality is a human preference, it is not a fundamental human right,” he said. JoyNews/AdomNews · Homosexuality is not a fundamental human right, prove otherwise if you dare – Sam George.
The pair’s lawyer said the act “was consensual” and therefore they were innocent ... While homosexuality is not illegal in South Korea, it remains taboo in a largely conservative society. PresidentMoon Jae-in – a former human rights lawyer – said prior to becoming president that he was against homosexuality and “did not like it”.
Their lawyers say they were found guilty of "attempting homosexuality" as well as outraging public decency and problems with their ID cards ... homosexuals don't have a place in Cameroon," one of their lawyers, Alice Nkom, who heads the Association for the Defence of Rights of Homosexuals, told the AFP news agency.
Di HRW report na based on different-different telephone interviews weh dem do between 17 February and 8 April wit gays, lawyers and NGOs weh dey defend gay rights for Cameroon...Human Rights lawyer, Barrister Richard Tamfu wey be di defence lawyer for di two men say, to criminalize ...
Between February 17 and April 8, Human Rights Watch interviewed by telephone 18 people, including 5 who had been detained, 3 lawyers, and 10 members of Cameroonian LGBT nongovernmental organizations ... “It is not illegal to be homosexual or transgender,” said Cameroonian lawyer Alice Nkom.
An NGO reported several assassinations of homosexuals in recent weeks in Cameroon... For her part, Alice Nkom, lawyer and president of the Association for the Defense of Homosexual Rights (Adefho) in Cameroon, reported the existence of a file for which she is responsible.