1st London Vigil 2009 Archive Page

Welcome to the 2009 Archive Page.

We will be updating this page in due course!

Dates 2009

  • 30th Oct 2009 – Solidarity Vigils against Hate Crime
  • 30th Oct 2009 – 1st International Day of Hope and Remembance for those affected by Hate Crime.



The first Candle-lit Vigil was organised on the 30th October 2009 in Trafalgar Square after the death of Ian Baynham, who died from the injuries he received when he was homophobically abused and attacked outside South Africa House.

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In the space of two weeks, people from across our communities came together and organised a vigil that was attended by 10,000 people. It was amazing to see so many people standing together to say that hate crime is not acceptable in our communities.

We invite people to take photos, to make videos and post them across social networking sites to help us spread the word and promote the campaign against hate crime as widely as possible. Here are seven videos produced by Rainbow Operations/Pink Punters:

  • Video1 – Introduction
  • Video2 – Sandy Toskvig, David Watkins, Mark Healey
  • Video3 – Richard Barnes, Choirs “Something inside so Strong”
  • Video4 – Claire Dimyon, Rev Claire Herbert,
  • Video5 – Jenny Baynham, George Richardson & friends of Ian Baynham
  • Video6 – Volunteer from Lesbian & Gay Switchboard, Deborah Gold
  • Video7 – 2 minute silence, Sue Perkins reading names of those we’ve lost

17-24-30 has established this as an annual event, to remember Ian and all those who have been attacked or affected by all forms of hate crime.