Call Me Kuchu Film Spotlights LGBT Activism

The David Kato Vision & Voice Award has partnered with AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), and the City of West Hollywood to co-sponsor an upcoming screening of the film, “Call Me Kuchu.”

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and reception with filmmakers Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright, as well as Ugandan LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) activist Frank Mugisha who is featured in the documentary.

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“Call Me Kuchu” follows Uganda’s first openly gay man, David Kato, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo as they work against the clock to defeat an “Anti-Homosexuality Bill,” inspired in part by American evangelical missionaries.

As they work to combat the Bill, which proposes death for HIV-positive gay men and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual, they must also fight vicious persecution in their daily lives.

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But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes the movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world. “Call Me Kuchu” is stated to be a stirring portrait of human courage in the face of insurmountable odds.

More information about the film can be found on its website at

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Rakesh Raman