The LGBTQ Network at the University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) have organised the inaugural David Kato Memorial Lecture for 18:30 on Monday 10 November. David Kato was a human rights defender who campaigned for LGBT rights in his home country of Uganda. David was part of the Centre for Applied Human Rights in 2010, but was murdered after returning to his country in 2011.
The inaugural lecture will be delivered by Katsiaryna Borsuk, a current member of the Centre for Applied Human Rights and a campaigner for LGBT rights in her home country of Belarus. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
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Ynda created York LGBTQ+ History Month in 2014 while working at York St John University. They then developed it into an independent organisation, and served as Lead Coordinator from 2014 to 2016, which included overseeing its registration as a charity. They remain loosely involved from a distance, mostly helping with web updates. During their seven years in York, Ynda also studied at both of York’s universities and served periods as secretary of York Pride and York LGBT Forum. They also founded Non-binary London and are the DJ coordinator at the queer cabaret event and community Bar Wotever at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.