Monday, January 31, 2011

What happened recently: Memorial Vigil for David Kato in London

Murdered Ugandan LGBTI activist honoured

Friday 28 January 10.30am, Ugandan High Commission

Friday 28 January 2011
10:30 - 12:30
Uganda High Commission
58-59 Trafalgar Square
London SW1, United Kingdom

(south side by the start of Pall Mall, nearest tube Charing Cross)

LGBTI activist David Kato was beaten to death in his home in Uganda on 26 January.

David's funeral will be held on Friday 28th January. To coincide, a memorial vigil is being held outside the Ugandan High Commission in London.

Please spread the word via your email lists and Facebooks - and join us at the vigil.

David had been receiving death threats since his photo was put on the front page of Uganda's Rolling Stone magazine, which called for the death of all LGBTI people.

David's murder came soon after the Supreme Court of Uganda ruled that the media must stop inciting violence against LGBTIs and must respect their right to privacy and human dignity.

David's brutal killing should not be allowed to pass unnoticed. Join us to demand equality and human rights for all Ugandans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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