International Day of Hope & Remembrance

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 12:22pm -- Safe in the city

This years Anti Hate Crime Vigil will be held at 7.30 on Saturday 19th October near the Old Steine fountain.

17-24-30 was originally set up with the purpose of organising and facilitating the April Acts of Remembrance each year in Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho.

The organisation takes it's name from the dates of the three nail bomb attacks that took place on the 17th, 24th and 30th April 1999.

The LGBT Community Safety forum will be holding the event, which will include speakers, music, readings and messages of support.

Spirit Day 17th October

In early October 2010, Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan promulgated the observance of a new commemoration called Spirit Day, the first observance of which took place on October 20, 2010, in which people wear the colour purple to show support for LGBT young people who are victims of bullying.

Promoted by GLAAD, many Hollywood celebrities wore purple on this day to show their support of this cause, and many websites added a prominent purple shade to their design.

The name, Spirit Day comes from the purple stripe of the Rainbow Flag, defined by Gilbert Baker, creator of that flag, as 'representing "spirit"'.

The observance was inaugurated in response to a rash of widely-publicised bullying-related suicides of gay school students in 2010, including that of Tyler Clementi.

If you want to find out more about Spirit Day go to the GLADD website here.

5th International Day of Hope & Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime: Solidarity vigils and events 19th October - click here for further information.

On Saturday the 19th October there will be solidarity vigils taking place around the UK and abroad. Brighton, Kettering, Norwich and Reading have already confirmed that they are taking part and more towns are expected to announce that they are joining us shortly.

8pm one minutes noise to remember those we've lost

At 8pm we are asking those outdoors to hold a minutes silence and those indoors to make a minutes noise to remember all those who we have lost and those who continue to be affected by Hate Crime.