Sunday, 31 January 2010
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Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Christian who usually dressed up as a female to lure his clients pleaded with this paper to keep the identities of the clients anonymous, because if their identities and work places are disclosed, the scandal will become a big disgrace to them, destroy their families and elicit public outrage against them. Christian Boateng said any time he was in his female dress and approached by these sex-hungry clients, “I immediately tell you in the face that I’m not a woman but a man who is willing to engage in anal sex if that is what you like.”
He told The Spectator team that will this information the client, if he is willing, agrees to go with him to a hotel of his choice to have anal sex with him at the cost of GH¢20 for a full-night service and GH¢10 for a half-night otherwise known as ‘short time.’
The suspect who spoke in a rather cheerful and relaxed mood at the Dansoman Police Station explained that he became a male sex worker in 2005 using a female style of dressing as his modus operandi because such a guise was enticing and a good marketing strategy.
As to whether he was aware of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, he replied: “I am fully aware and that is why I always demand that a client wears a condom before sex,” he said, adding that, “no condom, no sex.”
Christian who uses various female names such as Jacqueline, Ama Pokuwaa, Serwaa and Angela, explained that he had not had any health problem with his rectum all this while he has been practicing homosexuality because of the use of condom to reduce friction and prevent the exchange of body fluids, particularly semen.
According to the suspect, the last straw that broke the camel’s back last week Thursday and landed him in the grips of the police was a single glass of coca cola he asked his client to buy for him at a drinking spot at Dansoman Sahara, Accra, where they both went to take in some alcohol to charge up for the sex act.
According to him, he ended up at the client’s residence where he was given a mattress to sleep on in the hall as he waited for “action” to begin.
“Unfortunately, however, my client who was in a drunken stupor came to sleep by me but later left without doing anything. It was rather his younger brother who later came to lie down by me and was trying to have sex with me thinking I was a woman. However, I insisted that as a prostitute I wanted a down-payment of GH¢10 before anything could take place, but the brother offer me GH¢5.00 which I refused and even told him he was not of my class
Meanwhile the Dansoman District Police Commander, Police Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Wilson Aniagye, has warned men who patronise the services of sex workers not to make the mistake of taking such sex workers to their homes since some of them could be criminals parading as females soliciting for sex.
“To your surprise, these criminals may pull a knife or any offensive weapon to either kill or rob you of your money and other valuables,” he said. ASP Aniagye said as Christmas was fast approaching, criminals were adopting subtle methods to prey on innocent and unsuspecting people. He said Christian Boateng would be charged under Section 29 (Act 60) of the criminal code that has it that any person who persistently solicits in any public place or in sight of any public places shall be liable to a fine. On a second offence, he shall be guilty of misdemeanor or serve a jail term of not more than six months.
The suspect would appear before the James Town Magistrate court on December 21. ASP Aniagye disclosed that the suspect would "help the police to arrest the male client who caused his arrest."
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
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How unfair this world can be. Considering that is was not that long ago that this country suffered from severe floods, it seems that it is the poorest and therefore the weakest that Nature targets for the harshest treatment...
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Monday, 11 January 2010
Gay pride parades, same-sex marriages and the famously gay-friendly city of Cape Town puts South Africa way ahead of countries such as nearby Malawi, where a gay couple was thrown in jail this month for trying to marry.
Click here to read Fran Blandy's report.
"We still have hate crimes perpetrated against gay and lesbian people in our communities. The legalisation of same-sex unions [in South Africa] did not make our life any easier," said Mahlatjie, who feels gays are still "under siege" in the country.
In Nigeria, northern Muslim states have the death penalty for homosexuality, while anti-gay incidents have flared in Senegal, where the bodies of homosexual men have been exhumed and tossed out of Muslim cemeteries.
Scott Long, Human Rights Watch's director for gay rights issues, says that anti-gay sentiment in Africa rose steeply about 15 years ago when the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, started "manipulating the issue for political gain".
Mugabe, who has called gays "worse than dogs and pigs", latched on to the issue to "distract attention from economic and political crises and shore up political support," Long said.
"It was very successful in bringing together different groups," said Long, adding that this trend had spread across the continent to countries such as Nigeria, where the issue has proved a rare unifier among the Muslim north and Christian south.
Mahlatjie says that even in liberal South Africa, legal protection has not made way for social acceptance.
"It is difficult everywhere. We have white South Africans disowned by families because they are gay. We have black lesbian women raped and battered by people in their neighbourhood in a bid to 'cure' them."
South Africa's post-apartheid constitution ensures equal rights for homosexuals, but the government was forced by the courts into recognising same-sex marriage with a 2006 law, after months of protests by the gay community and thousands of its opponents.
While South Africa now has a prominent homosexual judge on its constitutional court, President Jacob Zuma was forced to apologise in 2006 for saying that same-sex marriages were "a disgrace to the nation and to God".
South Africa was "not necessarily more advanced than the rest of Africa," said Dawie Nel, director of the gay rights group OUT. He said it's "still a very homophobic society"