Gay Ugandan Activist Urges Pope: ‘Talk About Acceptance’ |

For the first time in over two decades, a pope is visiting Uganda. And LGBT activists there are watching and hoping that he will address the African nation’s deep-seated homophobia.On Friday, Pope Francis begins his three-day tour of the African country. In the past, Francis has responded to gay issues with a more tolerant tone than his precedessors.”If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?” he said in 2013, which prompted The Advocate to name him Person of the Year.Frank Mugisha, a prominent gay activist in Uganda and the executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda, hopes the pope will bring this message to his country, where homosexuality is a crime and 96 percent of the population believes society should not accept gay people.

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