American extremist Ayo Kimathi recently traveled to Uganda to promote hatred against the LGBTQ+ community and voice his support for the country’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2023. He conflates LGBTQ+ with Jews and hates both with a passion.

Kimathi, who belongs to the Straight Black Pride Movement (SBPM) hate group, was invited to speak at an event hosted by the Pan-African Pyramid forum in Kampala on March 15th. In his speech, Kimathi attacked LGBTQ+ rights, made inflammatory comments about opposition leaders like Bobi Wine, and even disparaged Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

The visit by Kimathi, who was previously fired from a U.S. government job for his extreme anti-gay views, is just the latest instance of American hate groups attempting to influence and reinforce Uganda’s oppressive policies toward its LGBTQ+ citizens.

As we have recently reported here and here, evangelical Christians and other extremists from the US have interfered heavily in the social and political workings of Uganda. For decades they have been influential in helping to create anti-LGBTQ+ legislation that calls for the death penalty and to sway public opinion against that segment of their population.

This influence has contributed to president Yoweri Museveni, once a somewhat progressive leader, saying things like this:

For more disturbing details on Kimathi’s hate-filled rhetoric in Uganda and his ties to influential Ugandan figures, read the full article.

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