Friday, October 30, 2009

Trafalgar Square Silence & Alarms
Over Gay Killings

This video footage, and I've seen it a few times tonight, gives me chills all over because of the visual sweep of the crowd, their candles against the darkness, and at the start of the video, church bells ringing faintly, before a siren screeches over the silence. Like an alarm being sounded by queers to stand in solidarity and fight back and commemorate our dead.

Over at the Gays Without Borders group on Yahoo, UK activist Paul Canning posted this note, with links to YouTube clips:
Broadcasters Sandi Toksvig and Sue Perkins introduce a two minute silence at London's Trafalgar Square at 9pm on Friday 30 October 2009 as thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (and their friends) conduct a two minute silence on behalf of those who have died as a result of gay-hate crimes.

After the two minute silence, Sue Perkins reads out the names of those who have died at the hands of homophobes over the last ten years in the UK.

If you're also moved by the video, share it with friends or post it on your blog or news site. Show the world that on Friday, October 30, in the heart of London, people said no to violence against gay people everywhere.

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