Take action

1. SIGN THE PETITION 

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Call on the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, to condemn threats, harassment and attacks on any individual due to their actual, or perceived, sexual orientation.

To sign the petition go to:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/speak-out-4-david-kato.html


2. ATTEND AN EVENT

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MAY 5th: Speaking event and discussion on ‘Faith and LGBT rights’

This event is a tribute to the courageous Ugandan LGBT activist David Kato who was a Fellow at the Centre for Applied Human Rights (University of York) in 2009/2010 and who was brutally murdered in Uganda earlier this year. The panel discussion offers an opportunity for increased dialogue among academics, human rights practitioners, the LGBT community, and faith community around the charged issues of religion and sexuality.

Confirmed panellists:

Godwyns Onwuchekwa, Coordinator of Justice for Gay Africans Society

Dr. Joanna Sadgrove, Research Fellow, School of Geography, University of Leeds; author, “‘Keeping Up Appearances’: Sex and Religion amongst University Students in Uganda” in Aids and Religious Practice in Africa (2009)

Canon Jonathan Draper, Theologian, York Minster

Panel chair: Lena Barrett, Protective Awards Scheme Manager, Centre for Applied Human Rights

Key information

Date – Thursday 5th May 2011

Time – 6:30pm

Venue – University of York, Heslington East Campus, Law & Management Building, LMB/002

Open to all

JULY 30th: York Pride

Overview

An annual event held in support, and to celebrate, the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community of York and the surrounding areas. This year York Pride is being held in celebration of the life of David Kato.

The main event will see a main stage line up of live music from a wide variety of bands and artists, cabaret from a range of Drag Queens, stalls run by local community groups and businesses, and many other events and activities.

Key information

Date – Saturday 30th July 2011

Time – From 2pm

Venue – Rowntree Park, York

Open to all

3. SHAPE THE CAMPAIGN

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We are always looking for ideas and volunteers to help us shape the campaign. We are particularly eager for volunteers to help with events organising and publicity.

We would love to hear from you. Please email us at speakout4davidkato@gmail.com.

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