David Kato RIP

David Kato

http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/David-Kato-Uganda-605×401.jpg 605w, http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/David-Kato-Uganda.jpg 658w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” /> Three years ago today, David Kato Kisule the Advocacy & Litigation Officer for SMUG, Sexual Minorities Uganda, was murdered in cold blood at his house in Mukono. A memorial service is being held this Sunday afternoon to remember David and celebrate his life at St. Paul’s […]

David Kuria awarded for work with HIV among sexual minorities

David Kuria receiving the award

David Kuria, friend of Changing Attitude Kenya, standing as candidate for the Kiambu Senate, was feted at the National Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights that took place on October 30-31 in Nairobi. David, who is standing as an openly gaycandidate, was awarded the outstanding contribution to Key Populations & HIV award for his […]

From Oregon to Uganda: A “Lively” Legal Debate on Gays, Sex, and Christianity

Most people have never heard of Scott Lively, an evangelical pastor living in the United States. But in Uganda he has developed quite a following—whether his followers know his name or not. As the founder of Abiding Truth Ministries, he has played a leading role in furthering the so-called “anti-homosexuality bill” in the Ugandan parliament. […]

Call Me Kuchu premiered at 62nd Berlin Film Festival

Call Me Kuchu exposes the dramatic situation of the absence of gay rights in Uganda

Filmed over the course of two years during three visits to Uganda starting January 2010, Call Me Kuchu is a documentary that focuses on gay rights (to be precise – the absence of them) in the “Pearl of Africa”. Co-directed by video journalist Malika Zouhali-Worrall and award-winning photographer Katherine Fairfax Wright, the film premiered yesterday, […]

Remarks by Maurice Tomlinson, AIDS-Free World’s Legal Advisor on Marginalized Groups, upon receiving the inaugural ‘David Kato Vision and Voice Award’

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London, UK, January 29, 2012, 6:00 PM I would like to start off with a number of humble thank-yous. Thank you all for the tremendous honour bestowed on me this evening. Thank you to the International Planned Parenthood Federation for the vision in establishing and creating this Award. (Thank you Kevin for planting the seed […]

Jamaican activist Maurice Tomlinson receives David Kato Vision & Voice Award tonight

Maurice Tomlinson

  This evening at a ceremony at the Roof Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, the gay Jamaican activist Maurice Tomlinson is receiving the David Kato Vision & Voice Award. David Kato, human rights, was murdered in his home in Kampala, Uganda on 26 January 2011. The award has been established in recognition of his life […]

LGBTI activists in heartfelt tribute to Uganda’s David Kato at remembrance mass

David Kato

http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/David-Kato-300×238.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 442px) 100vw, 442px” /> Gay rights activists in Uganda on Thursday paid tribute to murdered gay rights defender, David Kato, one year after his murder. More than 100 activists, human rights defenders and allies to Uganda’s gay community remembered David Kato as a distinguished campaign for equality at a memorial service in […]

Thabo Mbeki’s pro-gay statement boosts gay rights defenders in Uganda

Former South African president, Thabo Mbeki has criticized Uganda’s anti homosexuality bill, saying sex between consenting adults “is really not the matter of law.” Kampala’s Daily Monitor newspaper reported on Monday that the visiting former head of state’s comments will come as “a boost to the crusaders of gay rights in Uganda.” Fittingly, Mbeki’s comments […]

Where are all the missing homosexuals in Kenya?

Sarah Barungi, the missing nurse

That is exactly the question many families and relatives of homosexuals are reported to be asking in and nearby towns of Kampala the capital of Uganda. Since a Member of Parliament (MP) David Bahati, from the ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM), introduced the Anti-gay Bill, the so-called “undesirables” have been going on including; the […]

African lesbians launch West African LGBT human rights defenders project

The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), launched its LGBT Human Rights Defenders, HRD project in Lagos, Nigeria on Friday August 26, 2011. Participants in the HRD workshop, which was held in collaboration with The Initiative for Equal Rights, TIER, a Nigerian-based LGBT human rights organization, attended the launch alongside some members of the Lagos LGBT […]