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Ghana’s honored status at MIM fest draws criticism from LGBTQ groups

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: April 28, 2022 11:42 AM CT | Published: April 28, 2022 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Carl Moore poses with his painting, which was chosen for the Memphis in May poster honoring Ghana on Feb. 4, 2020. Ghana was named the honored country in 2020, but all events were canceled because of COVID-19.</strong> (Greg Campbell/Special to The Daily Memphian file)

Carl Moore poses with his painting, which was chosen for the Memphis in May poster honoring Ghana on Feb. 4, 2020. Ghana was named the honored country in 2020, but all events were canceled because of COVID-19. (Greg Campbell/Special to The Daily Memphian file)

This is not the first time Memphis in May has chosen to honor a country with a questionable record on human rights. 

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