Famous private attorney Martin Kpebu has exhorted gay lawyers in Ghana to be courageous, come out, and fight for the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community to which they belong.
He claims that, especially in such contentious topics, it is past time for Ghanaians to take up arms for what they rightfully expect rather than relying on others to carry out their struggles for them.
Martin Kpebu remarked during an interview with TV3 in Accra that he is aware of prominent gay lawyers in Ghana and encourages them to come out since he cannot fight for faceless individuals.
“There are prominent LGBT lawyers who are unable to defend themselves, and you’re saying Kpebu, I should come and fight. No, you can’t defeat everything. I’m telling you on authority that there are powerful attorneys. There are powerful attorneys engaged, but they prefer to remain anonymous. Huge homosexual lawyers.
At the very least, come out so we can see you and hear what you have to say. There are powerful individuals participating, and they come from all walks of life, so when they come out and snap a photo, they might feel sympathy, he said.
According to Martin Kpebu, unless they can be honest about their sexuality, no one will stand up for them because no one fights for the nameless.