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Annor caused a stir Monday as he announced his long suspected sexual orientation on National TV in an interview on Joy News, nanansem.com can report

Annor said he’s gay and that he denied it in the past for fear of losing his job and being stigmatized.

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His ‘coming out’ has animated the LGBT debate which was already raging in the country with Ghanaians attacking him left, right and centre.

The former Metro TV news anchor however says he doesn’t care and he would always remember February 22nd.

He said; On February 22, 2021, I came out openly as a black gay Television journalist. I have noted the date in my journal and it will be a celebratory day every year that God gifts me with life. Mostly, I am inspired by the outpouring of love, kindness and support that have reached me from Ghana, and around the world. It reminds of the religion I live by that ”everything you put out will always return to you”. Newton called it the third law of motion. It’s love on steriod. I have heard stories of my people still in the closet, they have shared their pain and fears in a deeply religious country still bent on dehumanizing Africa’s sexual minority groups. It is not new to me. I know it, because it was a lived experience from Ghana and to the Congo where I worked for almost three years. It is also not lost on me, that others chose to spread hate and attack my personality. Those don’t bother me at all, because they do not know me. My hope and prayer is that there will come a time where the LGBTQI+ community everywhere is treated with nothing less than respect, kindness and basic human dignity. It lies within each of us to continue to be the light and shine the path for the oppressed minorities within our families, communities, nations and the world at large. As I pen down my thank you note, I am reminded of those who came before us. People who looked like me or were just as gay as I was, I am and always will be. Of their sacrifices and fight for a just and equal society. I am still hopeful for a brighter tomorrow. To my Queer community, just know that I see you, I stand with you and I am you. Here is what I know for sure, Love always win. Thank you!

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