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York Pride remembers murdered Ugandan gay rights campaigner

Jessica Geen August 1, 2011

York Pride has remembered murdered Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato, who studied in the city.

Mr Kato, who was found dead at his home in Uganda in January, had studied at York University’s Centre for Applied Human Rights in 2009 and 2010.

On Saturday, marchers at York Pride in Rowntree Park released coloured balloons as a tribute to his life and work.

Mr Kato was attacked and killed several months after he was named by a newspaper’s anti-gay campaign, which called for gays and lesbians to be hanged.

He won a court case in November to prevent the publication outing more people.

More: Africa, David Kato, Uganda, uganda gay rights, york pride

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