Meet the First Openly Gay Man in Uganda

By: Brandon Voss

"Kuchu" — because there aren't enough words for queers already.

The documentary Call Me Kuchu depicts the last year in the life of David Kato, Uganda's first openly gay man, whose historic fight for gay rights in the African nation — where a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death — has inspired a new generation of activists. He was controversial, but even the filmmakers were shocked by his brutal murder.

An award-winning sensation on the festival circuit, Call Me Kuchu opens June 14 in New York and June 21 in Los Angeles before expanding into other cities.

Check out the new Call Me Kuchu trailer below.