In 2007, members of CPT's Great Lakes team met with David
Kato and two of his colleagues at Sexual Minorities Uganda. His murder on 26 January 2011 is a
significant loss to the LGBT community in East Africa. Kato was an outspoken activist and
faced numerous threats to his life, the most recent after he successfully sued
a Kampala newspaper for publishing his (and othersâ€™) photos with a message that
they should be hanged. His funeral
took place on 28 January. An
obituary is available here.