Perceptions of the Youth towards Homosexuality in Ghana
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The main purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of the youth towards homosexuality in Accra, Ghana. Data from the study was obtained from male and female student and non-student youth as well as through interviews and focus group discussions. The thesis draws on the concept of deviance and heteronormativity to explore gender norms and understand homosexuality in the Ghanaian society. Data showed that young people recognise existing traditional gender norms as well as changing and flexible gender roles in Ghanaian society. Data from the field also revealed largely negative attitudes to homosexuality from both males and females students and non-students. Education was a minor factor in changing perceptions about homosexuality.