David Kato

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David Kato Kisule
Bornc. 1964[1]
Nakawala, Mukono, Uganda
Died26 January 2011 (2011-01-27) (aged 46)
Bukusa, Mukono, Uganda
Known forLGBT rights activist

David Kato Kisule (c. 1964 – 26 January 2011)[2] was a Ugandan teacher and LGBT rights activist, considered a father of Uganda's gay rights movement[3] and described as "Uganda's first openly gay man".[4] He served as advocacy officer for Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG).

Kato was murdered at his home in 2011, shortly after winning a lawsuit against a magazine which had published his name and photograph identifying him as gay and calling for him to be executed.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Photograph of David Kato showing 1964 date of birth". Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  2. "Obituary: Uganda gay activist David Kato". bbc.co.uk. BBC. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  3. Gettleman, Jeffrey (27 January 2011). "Ugandan Who Spoke Up for Gays Is Beaten to Death". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  4. "New cinema: The kuchu chronicles". The Economist. 10 November 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2013.