Angel Maxine

‘I left Ghana to find a safe space’ – Transgender Angel Maxine speaks about her relocation to Germany

• Angel Maxine, a transgender artist, leaves Ghana due to marginalization in the music industry.
• She describes constant battles with restrictions on performing and seeking a safer environment.
• She expresses disappointment in lack of acceptance and support from industry players.
• Maxine aims for a future where LGBTQ+ individuals can live freely and contribute positively to society.
• She criticizes the Anti-LGBTQI+ bill, which imposes penalties on LGBTQ+ activities.
• The bill is awaiting President’s assent, but a Supreme Court ruling on its constitutionality is expected.
• Maxine’s decision reflects the challenges and discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in Ghana.

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Angel Maxine recently shared her reasons for leaving Ghana, citing numerous challenges faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community as the main factor.

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In a viral video, she disclosed that she felt marginalized in the music industry due to her identity as a transwoman, prompting her to seek a safer environment to continue her work.

Maxine described being openly transgender in Ghana as a constant battle, with restrictions on where she could go and perform.

She expressed disappointment in the lack of acceptance and support from industry players and highlighted the struggles faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in the country.

Concerned about the safety and rights of queer people in Ghana, Maxine expressed hope for a future where they can live freely and contribute positively to society.

She criticized the passing of the Anti-LGBTQI+ bill by Parliament, which imposes penalties on those involved in LGBTQ+ activities, and expressed worry about the political motives behind it.

Despite the bill awaiting the President’s assent, he has decided to await a Supreme Court ruling on its constitutionality before making a decision.

Maxine’s decision to leave Ghana reflects the challenges and discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in the country, as well as the uncertain future of their rights and safety.

She hopes for a more inclusive and accepting society where everyone can live authentically and without fear.

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