He famously decried it, but the lure of power has proved to be too great a temptation for Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
African presidents from Goodluck Jonathan to Yoweri Museveni are allegedly spending millions on western PR specialists to fix their tarnished images.
The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights construes issues of sexuality as ethical rather than legal matters.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni denied on Saturday that the scrapping of a tough anti-gay law had anything to do with an Africa-US summit next week.
Uganda says US penalties put on the country for passing anti-gay laws won't have much of an effect as Ugandans move "away from donor dependency".
Uganda could suffer a backlash from tour operators in the West angered by President Yoweri Museveni's new law against homosexuality.
Western zealotry has infiltrated Uganda's law, and its people are blithely ceding independence, writes Noosim Naimasiah.
Sweden says it will stop development aid payments to Uganda "because of the anti-gay legislation" passed in late February.
President Robert Mugabe has voiced his support of President Yoweri Museveni's anti-gay laws in Uganda and hinted at following suit in Zimbabwe.
The World Bank has joined various EU countries in cutting economic ties with Uganda over its anti-gay law, blocking a $90-million loan.
Uganda's calculated gamble over its anti-gay law is proof that the West needs to reassess how it deals with 21st century Africa.
Aid for Uganda has been pulled and its currecy has slumped following a bill which prescribes life imprisonment for some homsexual acts.
This is an SOS to the whole world: Help the LGBTI community survive this "sexuality genocide" in Uganda, writes a transgender woman from Kampala.
Sweden has warned Uganda's new Bill against homosexuality could represent a financial risk for its economy as several countries have cut their aid.
The department of international relations has released a carefully worded statement about a number of countries' new anti-gay laws.
A watchdog group has warned that a backlash of violence may occur in Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay Bill into law.
Uganda's president has signed a new law imposing harsh penalties on gay people, defying protests from rights groups and Western donors.
Despite international pressure and rights groups condemneding it, President Yoweri Museveni is expected to sign a controversial anti-gay Bill.
With Russia and China ready to provide financial aid, Uganda is blithely indifferent to US displeasure over President Yoweri Museveni's anti-gay laws.