The David Kato Vision & Voice Award was launched to recognize those who are working to eliminate violence, stigma and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.
The award celebrates the life and work of human rights activist David Kato, who was murdered in his home in Kampala, Uganda on 26 January 2011.
Maurice Tomlinson, an outspoken advocate for LGBTI rights in Jamaica, received the inaugural award in January 2012. We’re looking for an inspirational individual who demonstrates courage and outstanding leadership in advocating for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people around the world.
The award recipient will also receive a one-time grant of US$10,000. The opening of nominations coincides with WorldPride in London and the London premiere of the award-winning documentary ‘Call Me Kuchu’, a film which follows the last year of David’s life before his brutal murder.
Following the screening on 5 July, Maurice Tomlinson officially announced the opening of nominations during an inspiring discussion with Frank Mugisha, Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, one of the film’s directors.
Nominations for the award close on 31 August 2012 and can be completed online in English, French and Spanish: http://www.visionandvoiceaward.com/award-information/nomination-criteria