African Homophobes Are Politicians, Not Lunatics, Writer Says

Published: May 21, 2014

Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma, a Zambian priest, was instrumental in drawing attention to the connection between American anti-LGBT religious activists and the wave of political homophobia in several African countries through research papers he published for the Boston-based organization Political Research Associates beginning in 2009. This week PRA published a new book by Kaoma, American Culture Warriors in Africa documenting in great detail the religious leaders in both the United States and Africa that have contributed to the movements responsible for passing bills like the ones that recently became law in Uganda and Nigeria, as well as suggestions on how American LGBT rights supporters can most constructively support African LGBT activists. He spoke with BuzzFeed about how Americans changed the conversation around homosexuality in Africa.

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