Ghanaian transgender Ohemartin who shot to fame a little over a month ago after an interview she granted Pulse News Network has stated that she intends to sue social media groups Tell it Moms and Mummihood for what she refers to as blatant discrimination and disregard for her basic human right.
Ohermartin made her pronouncements appearing as a guest on the Duvet show which was broadcast on GH One TV.
The show, which is hosted by Miss Nancy, mostly discusses a wide range of topics, mostly having to do with relationship issues. The show has gotten quite a decent number of following with a lot of very interesting and controversial issues being presented to the fore for discussion every night.
The 23-year-old transgender lady in answering a question from the host Ms. Nancy as to how Ghanaians are receiving her for coming out as a transgender, she said: “most people are very friendly, some even ask for my mobile number, others also want to take me out for lunch and dinner dates and a whole lot.”
She continued, “On a general scale, I’ll say coming out has been a good experience for me. I now have over one 100,000 followers on Instagram. Before coming out as a transgender, I had only 500 followers on Instagram with little to no engagement.”
The host went on to probe further what has been some of the challenges she has faced or is facing as a result of her identity being in the public domain. Ohermartin in a rather disappointing tone revealed how difficult it has been to be part of women’s organizations.
“I mean I am a woman, a full-grown woman. Look at my curves, look at my soft body, I have only come out publicly to say who I am to help others struggling with their identity to also feel bold and empowered. I have tried to join these two Facebook groups ‘Tell It Moms’ and ‘Mummihood’ but they keep denying me access.”
“I even wrote personally to their admins and told them categorically that I was a woman. They have still refused me a membership. I am talking to my lawyers and they should be expecting a court summon from me anytime soon. Nobody will be allowed to discriminate against another person in this democratic dispensation and go scot-free. Like I said they’ll be hearing from my lawyers very soon. Whether they like it or not I am a woman and I should be allowed to be a part of anything that has to do with women,” Ohemartin fumed.