After a tough week for Ghana, filled with calls for the resignation of the head of the country’s Office of the United Nations Commissioner on Human Rights, Reuters reported that the country’s government is cracking down on LGBTQ citizens. The cause for the crackdown, according to sources who spoke to Reuters, is a new project on social media called The Trans Advocate, which has attracted support from a U.S.-based group with links to far-right organizations, including ACT for America, a right-wing group that advocates for Christian values. Reuters reported that Uganda canceled a presidential campaign stop scheduled for next week by President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to that country, Ambassador David Huebner, after reports linking The Trans Advocate to right-wing U.S. evangelicals. Since Ghana is not a member of the United Nations, it would likely not have been able to stop Trump’s nominee from traveling there. But the vice president’s office canceled trips by two UN High Commissioner for Human Rights officials. The board of directors of Ghana’s Office of the United Nations Commissioner on Human Rights also plans to “review [their] involvement with international organizations,” according to a spokesperson for Ghana’s foreign ministry.
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