Ignatius Annor Opens Up About Been Gay

Euro News journalist, Ignatius Annor,  has admitted that he is a homosexual and has over the years denied his sexuality anytime he is confronted with it.

Ignatius Annor Opens Up About Been Gay

Euro News journalist, Ignatius Annor,  has admitted that he is a homosexual and has over the years denied his sexuality anytime he is confronted with it.

According to him, he denied being gay because of the fear of losing his journalism career.

Admitting that the issue of homosexuality is very controversial, Annor said, some people who have seen him through the lens of being a homosexual and his subsequent denial may see his admission as contradictory.

He explained during an interview that, “in the past, I had denied the fact that I was gay. I did that because of the fear of losing my career.

“At the time, I practised Broadcast Journalism in Ghana for many years, and being on TV and being ousted brought a lot of pain to my life."

Ignatius Annor, who said he is an active gay rights activist indicated that after studying for his Masters in the UK, he came back to Ghana looking for employment but none of the media houses were willing to hire him “just because of the stigma that surrounds my community”.

“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…”