Saturday, 31 October 2009
Vigil for end to homophobic hate crime
I found this surprisingly moving and beautiful, so thought I'd share it. The central London vigil last night was organised to make a stand against homophobic killings and hate crimes, including the homophobic murder of Ian Baynham. Thanks to MutinyTV for the video.
The Solomon's Mindfield blog explains: 'This beautiful song sung by the choir was beautifully placed and made the vigil feel very special. There was a lot of emotion; couples, LGBT or not, could all feel the emotion. I'm sure Ian's family gained strength from the solidarity. A two minute silence followed speeches by local figureheads and Ian's family and friends, and a naming of all those murdered in homophobic attacks was read out.'