The Washington Blade reported that former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died in Singapore at the age of 95.
Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe since the country's independence from the United Kingdom in 1980 until the country's military ousted him from power in 2017but was known in the LGBTQ community for his intense dislike of the demographic.
Mugabe frequently targeted LGBTI activists, among other groups, during his more than three decades in powereven describing gays and lesbians as "dogs and pigs" in 1995. Mugabe described homosexuality as "inhuman" and publicly criticized the Anglican Church for blessing same-sex marriage, and also criticized former President Obama over his support of the issue.
Emmerson Mnangagwa has succeeded Mugabe.
The Blade article is at www.washingtonblade.com/2019/09/06/former-zimbabwe-president-robert-mugabe-dies-at-95/ .