Ghana remains one of the countries in Africa where homosexuality is frowned upon. But despite this stark opposition, some homosexuals have managed to brace the odds to live the life they so wish to have.
One such person is a young man and resident at Madina who took the media by storm after deciding to undergo some surgeries to become Ghana’s first, public transgender.
In a recent interview with Al Jazeera, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that even though legalizing homosexuality is not on his governments agenda for now if there is a strong coalition and agitation for legalization in the future an amendment of the law will be considered.
He said the practice of homosexuals is at variance with the country’s norms, culture and values.
It appears his comment has given the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community some sort of confidence to come forward and make their presence felt.
In the heart of Madina, one of the most populated and muslim dominated community in Ghana, a transgender has come out publicly. She goes by Madina Broni.
Madina Broni, according to reports is 28year old and a fashion designer, make up artist and professional beautician.
Her name was prince, she stayed in Madina most of her life and on August 26, 2015 she took a decision that she won’t be a man again.
She hopes to become a fashion, make up celebrity in Ghana. She said she had transitioned from male to female and underwent her surgery in Spain.
She noted: her family and friends are supportive of her adding that she runs her own business as a stylist.
Things are really happening in this Country. Anyway, see Photos of Madina Broni below