Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” Bill Author Dies Of Something

Agence France-Presse reports:

A former Ugandan ethics minister who championed a bill to introduce the death penalty for same-sex relationships and sought to regulate what women could wear died on Saturday, officials said.

Simon Lokodo — a one-time Catholic priest ex-communicated by the church, whose homophobia attracted global condemnation — died aged 64 in a hospital in Geneva. A watered-down version of the so-called “Kill the Gays” bill was quashed by a top court in 2014.

A hated figure among the gay community, Lokodo threatened to lead attacks against the police facilitating Pride parades or declining to prosecute attendees at LGBT bars.

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Lokodo attempted to resurrect his “Kill The Gays” bill in 2019, prompting condemnation from the State Department.

In 2016, Lokodo also made international headlines when he claimed have struck a deal to import “anti-porn machines” which would block internet porn. No such machines were ever seen.

The first tweet below is from Uganda’s president.