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Religiosity and Attitudes toward Homosexuality: Views of Ghanaian University Students

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The authors call for a study to look at gender differences in people's reaction to gays and lesbians and for a better understanding of the terms homosexuals, gay, and lesbian in the Ghanaian context. Homosexuality is a very sensitive issue in Ghana. In 2007, the Government of Ghana refused to allow a meeting of homosexuals to take place in Accra. In Ghana, religion is an important feature of public and private life. It connects with most aspects of life and permeates every facet of the society. Several research studies have tried to find out people's attitudes towards homosexuals and, more often than not, the results are that the attitudes are generally negative. Data collection for this study was in two parts, the first being self-completed questionnaires and the second being voice recorded interviews, that is, focus group discussions (FGD).

Keywords: focus group discussions (FGD); gay; Ghana; homosexual attitudes; lesbian; religion



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