David Kato

1964 - 2011

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David Kato Kisule (c. 1964 – 26 January 2011) was a Ugandan teacher and LGBT rights activist, considered a father of Uganda's gay rights movement and described as "Uganda's first openly gay man". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Kato has received more than 114,964 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). David Kato is the 499th most popular social activist (down from 403rd in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Uganda and the most popular Ugandan Social Activist.

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Among social activists, David Kato ranks 499 out of 544Before him are Latifa Ibn Ziaten, Bogaletch Gebre, Lizzie Velásquez, Jadav Payeng, Ashin Wirathu, and Reyhaneh Jabbari. After him are Peter Tatchell, Ronan Farrow, Anna Hutsol, Nathan Law, Gauri Lankesh, and Asmaa Mahfouz.

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Among people born in 1964, David Kato ranks 641Before him are Vic Chesnutt, Federico Castelluccio, Monique Knol, Kate DiCamillo, Doug Ducey, and Kiyoshi Okuma. After him are Tom Hall, Kathleen Wilhoite, Wynonna Judd, Dave Rowntree, John Parrott, and Lotta Lotass. Among people deceased in 2011, David Kato ranks 421Before him are Alexander Galimov, Heavy D, Poly Styrene, Jan Marek, Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, and Josef Vašíček. After him are John Dye, Masanori Sanada, Claudia Heill, Karel Rachůnek, Tim Hetherington, and Uche Okafor.

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Among people born in Uganda, David Kato ranks 24 out of 35Before him are Geoffrey Oryema (1953), Emmanuel Wamala (1926), Phill Lewis (1968), Florence Kasumba (1976), Pione Sisto (1995), and Amama Mbabazi (1949). After him are Irshad Manji (1968), Stephen Kiprotich (1989), Joshua Cheptegei (1996), Ibrahim Sekagya (1980), Davis Kamoga (1968), and Savio Nsereko (1989).


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