Simon Lokodo's been active in trying to close down LGBT organizations but is most famous for his flamboyantly absurd homophobic statements, having gone on record to say that the rape of under-age girls by men is the 'natural' way and more acceptable than homosexuality.
If truth be told, Mandela's advocacy has shown very little light even in his country. South Africa has a serious problem with its LGBTQ population, and especially with lesbians. And its method to remedy its "problem" with lesbians is "corrective rape."
We came to realize that the international media coverage of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill was only telling half the story: Most reports were dominated by a narrative of victimization that portrayed Kampala's LGBT people as powerless. This was at odds with what we saw in Uganda.
One year ago we lost a hero: David Kato was murdered in his home in Uganda. David did not become a hero because he died as an advocate for LGBT people; he was a hero because he lived for equality, despite death threats and despite all apparent odds.
There are 32 million people in Uganda, of whom approximately 500,000 or LGBTI, of whom 10 are activists, of whom only five are willing to speak in front of a microphone. Frank is the leader of the five.