Researcher: Museveni outsmarted US LGBTQ activists

6 Aug

Museveni outsmarted US LGBTQ activistists

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U.S. President Barack Obama, posing with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Michelle Obama during African leaders' trade summit in Washington, D.C. (Photo via the U.S. Embassy in Uganda) U.S. President Barack Obama, posing with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Michelle Obama during African leaders’ trade summit in Washington, D.C. (Photo via the U.S. Embassy in Uganda)

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni seems to have outsmarted U.S. gay rights activists by arranging for a temporary lull in his country’s war on LGBT people, says the Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma, the Zambian native who analyzes African LGBT controversies for Political Research Associates in Massachusetts.

On Aug. 5, Kaoma wrote, “Now, at the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, he is about to meet with the very people he has previously referred to as the ‘homosexual lobby’—and with the law out of play, he can once again feign innocence, alongside other African presidents who are busy imprisoning LGBTI persons using colonial anti-sodomy laws.”

One reward for Museveni’s craftiness was the photo of him (above) with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, taken during…

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