Saturday, October 31, 2009
Originally uploaded by Matt Eason
Last night a candle lit vigil was held in memory of Ian Baynham and other victims of homophobic hate crimes.
The vigil was well attended, and a moving and uniting experience. I think it was particulalry shocking that Ian Baynham was murdered in Trafalgar Square - the very centre of London - and in a relatively gay-friendly area too.
After a two-minute's silence the comedienne Sue Perkins read a list of names of people lost to hate violence. It was shockingly long.
More photos of the vigil
Sarah Brown at the vigil - photo from the organiser, Mark Healey's, Facebook album of the event.