Revelers celebrated Holi, India’s festival of colors, by smearing each other with colored powder. The rite is a sign of spring – and of New York’s growing Indian community.
Ugandan Protests Reach New York
Ugandans, in New York and in Africa, are trying to bring attention to the murder of David Kato. The activist was slain in Uganda four months after he and other gays and lesbians were outed by a local paper. A demonstration in Manhattan earlier this year – which drew more than 200 protesters, including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn – was organized by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) to pressure the Ugandan government to launch a full investigation into Kato’s murder.