Community stigma, victimization, and coping strategies among gay, bisexual, and other cis-gender men who have sex with men in slum communities in Ghana. BSGH-003

In Ghana, research shows that gay, bisexual, and other cis-gender men who have sex with men (GBMSM) experience significant criminalization and stigma from individuals in almost every facet of society . Hence, they choose to live a closeted lifestyle by utilizing exceptional discretion and past experiences. Currently, Ghanaian law criminalizes same-sex penetrative behavior. The vagueness of the law on sexuality in the country makes its application inconsistent, resulting in exceptional sexual discretion by enforcement agencies....

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