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London hate crime vigil to be held tomorrow

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  1. Omar Kuddus 22 Oct 2010, 6:01pm

    Last year, 10,000 people joined the candle-lit .
    How many are there going to be this year ? despite being cooordenated by Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered gay rights campaigner who was one of the forrounders of LGBT human rights and equality.
    But it seems we are more and mor loving in a socity that just nolonger cares, and the sperit to fight for what is rightfully ours and equality , is just not there.
    In all honesty how many out there wore purple on wednesday, for i did not se a falsh of the colour, and only the hund odd that i was dishing out left right and center to anyone who was not wearing it.
    Do we no longer care for the rest of the LGBT community or have we reached a point of indifferance?

  2. I will be there tomorrow.

  3. Omar: There never was, or ever will be a “gay community” – it is a myth propagated by left wing idealists. Gay men are inherently selfish, egotistical and self-absorbed. It just so happens we are all going in a similar direction, but that doesn’t mean we like each other.

  4. @ Spanner

    First you say there’s no such thing as a gay community, then a moment later you stereotype gay men as inherently selfish, egotistical and self-absorbed. That may be typical of lots of gay men, but thankfully not all. So even using your own very limited definition, there will at least be a small “gay community.”

  5. I forgot to say that, yes, I did wear purple on Wednesday. And I saw several others in purple, though I’m not sure that all were intentionally marking Spirit Day.

  6. I’ll be there tonight, and so will 15 of my friends.

  7. @Omar Both myself and my wife wore purple and so did a lot of our friends, but for us it was heavily about the T in LGBT; people often forget this. People these days are getting more and more self obsessed but there are still communities and people who stand up and want to be counted.

    I’m a Lesbian Trans-Woman and proud to be part of the ‘L’ and the ‘T’ and so are a lot of people I know.

    Megan

  8. Spanner wrote

    “Gay men are inherently selfish, egotistical and self-absorbed.”

    Spanner I understand this is your experience, but just to say it is not my experience.

    Spanner are heterosexuals immune from being egotistical, self absorbed and selfish in your world . . . because in my world I see a lot of it about.

    Spanner . . . do you not think that it is rather egotistical for heterosexuals in the “West”, to make the inherent assumption that they have a right to raise children. In an over populated world rapidly running out of resources, is this not rather destructive to the planet and humanity; as well as self-absorbed and selfish.

  9. Wow it was cold, and the early downpour didn’t help attendance but I thought it was pretty impressive in the circumstances and lots of people seemed to have put a lot of effort into it. I enjoyed listening to the speakers and feel privileged to have been there. I did a lot of thinking about LGBT people in other parts of the world, and I am appalled to learn that we don’t keep police records of violence targetted at disabled persons in the UK. Sometimes a sense of place and time is important: I think about these things in my daily life too, but they don’t have the purchase Clare Dimyon’s anecdotes will.

    Next time I’m bringing a thermos of miso and some spare matches though (thanks to the people who kept helping me relight my candle! :D )

  10. we dont dont records crimes against the disabled nor hate crime against white people neither.

    I find it sad that many gay men dont appear to care – wait until your subjected to a hate crime simply because youre gay. Many people people suffer homophobia in isolation. Had there been a 14 inch penis at the event it would have ben packed.

    Gav

  11. Mark Healey 19 Apr 2011, 7:53pm

    Thanks for your comments about the Vigil. If you want to follow what we are doing then place look at this new site;

    http://172430notohatecrime.wordpress.com/

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