David Kato, one of the most prominent spokespeople for gay rights in Uganda, has been murdered.
David was one of several LGBT individuals targeted by a recent campaign by Rolling Stone, a small Ugandan newspaper.
The paper published the names and whereabouts of several people as part of an article which called for them to be hanged, and repeated the hoary homophobic slander that gays were infiltrating schools to “recruit” children. Kato and others successfully sued the paper, which has denied any connection between its campaign and Kato’s death.
The murder comes against the backdrop of an