David Kato, an LGBT activist in Uganda, was beaten to death,BBC News reports. The police have arrested one suspect but deny there is aconnection between Kato’s activism and his death. Kato and other LGBT peoplewere outed in 2010 by the Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone, which published their names, photographs andaddresses. In November, a Ugandan court ordered the newspaper to stop outingLGBT people. Since being outed, Kato had been receiving death threats. In 2009,an “anti-homosexuality” bill was proposed with possible sentences of life inprison. Kato had campaigned against the bill. In 2010, an HIV criminalizationbill was proposed with possible sentences of 10 years in prison. Internationalpressure has so far prevented either bill from becoming law. 

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