Nominations for David Kato Vision & Voice Award

Only three weeks left to submit a nomination for the 2013 David Kato Vision & Voice Award

London, 10 August 2012 – 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.

We’re looking for an inspirational individual who demonstrates courage and outstanding leadership in advocating for the rights of LGBTI people around the world.

If someone’s work for LGBTI rights inspires you, submit a nomination or encourage that individual to apply. An individual can be self-nominated or nominated by an individual or organization familiar with the nominee’s work.

The award recipient will receive a one-time grant of US$10,000 and will be invited to accept the award at an event later in 2012.

Nominations for the award close on 31 August 2012 and can be submitted online in English, French and Spanish: http://www.visionandvoiceaward.com

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. Maurice was recently the Grand Marshall for the first ever Uganda Pride Parade in August 2012.

Watch a short video message from Maurice: http://youtu.be/AjLwkV96wn0

For more information please visit the website or contact info@visionandvoiceaward.com.

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