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David Kato remembered by Nigerian LGBTI activist Sokari Ekine

UGANDAN LGBTI human rights activist David Kato was brutally murdered just over a year ago and fellow African LGBTI activist Sokari Ekine writes a letter to the man who was so beloved and continues to be remembered by many.

New Internationalist blog: A year without David - click to read this article.
New Internationalist blog: A year without David - click to read this article.

In the face of the widespread exclusion of intersex people from human rights reforms in the so-called global north, it is truly inspiring to see how intersex-inclusive human rights activists in the so-called global south continue to be. Let us hope that the north’s intersex exclusion will not be exported to the south.

Surely David you would have loved to see all these splendid outbreaks of revolutionary love. We still have a long way to go before LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer) people are wholly included in these uprisings, but there is more hope today than yesterday.

Dear David Kato Kisule – we miss you, we miss you but your spirit is strong enough for us not to forget.

* David Kato was bludgeoned to death on January 26th 2011 in his home in Kampala Uganda. He was an out gay Ugandan LGBTI activist and human rights defender and founding member of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG).

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