Sister Derby, a musician and former Medikal’s girlfriend, recently discussed her thoughts on the prejudice faced by LGBTQ people in Ghana and linked it to the impact of religion.
She voiced concern in an interview with YFM that a lot of people tend to follow religious doctrines without thinking for themselves, which results in a lack of acceptance and understanding of different points of view.
Sister Derby emphasized the value of education outside of the classroom, advising people to learn via face-to-face interaction and discussions with an open mind to promote a more inclusive society.
She promoted empathy and emphasized the need for teamwork in questioning social norms, urging people to acknowledge and value the diversity inherent in the human experience.
She likened the oppression faced by the LGBTQ community in Ghana to that of other marginalized groups, such as victims of domestic violence, people with albinism, and those facing racial discrimination.