An Instagram model from Atlanta was reportedly found dead in a hotel room in Ghana after flying to the West African country to visit a local billionaire.
Dasani Williams, whose username is Tyger Booty, was found dead in her hotel room in Accra, Ghana, according to Ghanaweb.com.
Information is scarce, but investigators suspect a possible drug overdose. However, Williams' friends suspect foul play or suicide.
Williams was a popular model on Instagram and adult websites that cater to men who pay for explicit images and videos.
According to Ghanaweb, Williams was in the country to "give pleasure to the big men at the parties she was billed to attend during the holiday season."
The billionaire who allegedly flew Williams to Ghana to service his friends has not been identified.
A powerful political leader in Ghana says the "LGBTQ pandemic" is worse than the Covid-19 pandemic, and "it must be fought by all of us."
Parliament Speaker Alban Bagbin made the remark during a morning prayer meeting on Tuesday, where the lawmakers introduced an anti-LGBT+ bill.
Another lawmaker, Samuel Nartey George, wrote in a Facebook post that the "landmark legislation" is "in my humble opinion a world class piece of legislation which should be reference material for other Parliaments seeking to pass similar legislation."
George added: "Let me be clear here, homosexuality is NOT a human right. It is a lifestyle choice. A sexual preference."
The new bill would criminalize the "promotion, advocacy, funding and act of homosexuality in all its forms," according to published reports.
The proposed legislation is officially titled the "Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021."
LGBT+ rights activist groups warn that the bill heightens HIV risks. The bill is expected to become law by the end of 2021.
In 2011, then-President Barack Obama threatened to cut off foreign aid to African nations that refused to recognize or protect LGBT+ rights.
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The LGBT+ community is still waiting for the Biden administration to respond to a recent Chinese court ruling that homosexuality is a mental disorder.
A court in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu recently ruled that being homosexual is a mental disorder. The court cited Chinese academic research to justify their position.
The ruling by the Jiangsu court upholds a lower court’s ruling that LBGT+ people are mentally disordered, the New York Post reported.
So far, the Biden administration has remained silent on the ruling. Their silence is in conflict with the Democratic party's enthusiastic support of the LGBT+ community, and particularly transgender individuals.
On Feb. 4, less than a month after his presidential inauguration, Joe Biden threatened Ghana and other west African countries with economic sanctions if they didn't expand protections for the LGBT+ community.
That same day, Biden directed U.S. agencies working abroad to work harder to combat the criminalization of homosexuals by foreign governments. Additionally, he directed the State Department to include anti-LGBTQ violence, discrimination and laws in its annual human rights report.
In response to Biden's threat of economic sanctions, Ghana's Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said Ghana’s laws clearly criminalize the practice of homosexuality -- and those laws are not about to change.
"Ghana is a sovereign country but as part of our foreign policy we engage countries all over the world; America is one of our strongest friends. But in this country we have laws. And our laws work and must work," she said.
"So in spite of what somebody will say and in this case President Biden, the laws of Ghana criminalizes unlawful carnal knowledge and therefore the laws of Ghana definitely are supreme and that is what we all adhere to."
So far, there has not been a word from Biden on the Chinese court ruling.