Friday, May 1, 2009

London Remembers Bombing Victims

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the bombing of The Admiral Duncan last night, a minute's silence was held in the bar at 6.30pm, followed by a memorial service with commemorative flowers in Soho Square and a Unite against Fascism rally outside the Old Compton Street pub.

The commemoration was a low key respectful event, whilst the rally was an occasion to remind people of the extent of homophobia and the dangers of fascism that we still face - especially in the light of the current campaign in European and council elections by the British National Party.

Schools OUT and LGBT History Month's Tony Fenwick and David Watkins attended the events. Tony reminded the gathering that homophobia is still alive today when many in Britain still seek a cure for "gayness" and that nearly 100% of teachers and pupils still see and hear homophobia in schools. He added that we can all be victims of hate.

Admiral Duncan bombing: The day my life changed forever, PinkNews
On the tenth anniversary of the Admiral Duncan bombing, survivor Jonathan Cash remembers the tragedy.

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