Vigilante Anti-LGBTQ Group Safety Empire Threaten Ghanaian Dancer Yussif Ali Over Gay Activist Comments

FILE In this May 20, 2010 file photo, women protest against a sentence of 14 years in prison, with hard labor, given to two men in Malawi under Malawi's anti-gay legislation, in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, May 20, 2010. The U.S. embassy in Abidjan made history in June 2013 by hosting a gay pride reception attended by about two dozen openly gay Ivorians. Despite the groundbreaking nature of the event, reporters were barred from attending, and the only mention of it was a short blurb on the embassy website posted the following week. The discreet handling of the event encapsulates the Obama administration's cautious promotion of gay rights in Africa, an issue that is likely to come up during his visit beginning June 26, 2013 to three African nations, two of which punish homosexuality with jail time. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)

Ghanaian cultural dancer, Yussif Ali, has caught the attention of radical anti-gay vigilante group, Safety Empire.

Yussif Ali, granted an interview to an online portal where he condemned a viral video where a gay was being beaten by the Safety Empire anti-LGBT group.

In the interview, Yussif indicated that people had to be allowed to do whatever they want with whatever partner they so desired be it male or female.

(AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

He then added that the beating of the gay man which had gone viral on social media in Ghana was not right and had to be condemned in no uncertain terms.

One other Ghanaian who gave his name as David Alad who also added his voice to the disturbing video, called on Human Right Organizations to come to the aid of such people since societal norms were marginalizing them owing to the fact that they were in the minority in many places including Ghana.

Following the interview which got published online, Yussif has become the target of anti-LGBTQ factions in Ghana with many of such groups especially Safety Empire threatening his life and even going to the extent of threatening his family.

It has been reported that members of Safety Empire have threatened to end Yussif Ali’s life over his comments which seek to promote LGBT activities and such individuals in Ghana.

Safety Empire has been in the business of bullying, threatening and torturing members of the LGBTQ community and seem not to be apprehended for it due to the fact that there are no laws protecting members of the LGBTQ community.

Yussif may end up like the many victims of Safety Empire should they have a physical confrontation with him.

Yussif’s comments follow a video which gained a lot of attention and debate in Ghana which saw a man being beaten mercilessly by elements of Safety Empire on the basis that he was a gay.

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