Ghanaians are increasingly embracing the much abhorred practice of homosexuality and other out-of-place sexual relationships. The latest on the updates is the recent marriage between Stephen Anertey Caesar, a Gay Achimota Old Student and his homosexual partner, Ryan Lathrum.
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The marriage which took place on Friday, 1st September, 2017, at Sonoma Valley in America, saw the two men exchange marital vows in a colourful wedding ceremony attended by friends and family.
A black woman in beautiful kente cloth, believed to be Stephen’s mother boldly took him [down the aisle], and presented him to his partner, Ryan.
Stephen Anertey, the Gay Achimota Old Student is said to be of the 91 year group. And his marriage to Ryan Lathrum is recorded as the first ever openly celebrated gay marriage involving an Achimota School alumnus.
Meanwhile, sexual relationship between people of the same sex is illegal in Ghana, attracting imprisonment sentence of a few years, depending on the nature of the offence.
However, Ghanaians, especially those of them abroad, are gradually embracing homosexuality, and gradually bringing the unacceptable practice home by making their voices to be heard through gay rights protests and agitations.
Addressing guests at the ‘Ryan and Stephen’ wedding, another old Achimota student praised the school as “the only school that has produced presidents not only in Ghana, but [also[ in Zimbabwe, [and] in The Gambia, and so we support Stephen by singing our school’s song.”
After his speech, some other alumni of Achimota School present at the ceremony unanimously and boldly sang the Achimota School Anthem and nodding their strong support for Stephen, their fellow old student.
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Achimota School is a high profile co-educational second cycle school established and located at Achimota in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana in the year 1924. The school overtime, gained prominence across the African continent, owing to the calibre of personalities it was producing.
Nicknamed Motown, the landmark college has produced many Ghanaian leaders such as Kwame Nkrumah, Edward Akufo-Addo, Jerry John Rawlings, John Evans Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama.
In addition to these prominent Ghanaians, first president of The Gambia, Dawda Jawara and long time incumbent president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe are also alumni of the school.