Hate Crimes: Killed for Being LGBT

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  • Cameroon
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
  • St. Andrew, Jamaica
  • Sierra Leone
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dwayne Jones
  • Philadelphia

Uganda

David Kato of Uganda was beaten to death with a hammer in January 2011 in his neighborhood. He was the most outspoken advocate for gay rights in his country and friends said Kato received a series of death threats before he was killed. In 2010, an Ugandan newspaper ran Kato’s picture on the front page under the words, “Hang Them.” 

(Photo: Courtesy of Cinedigm)

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