Camden LGBT Forum brings Spirit Day to Camden

Friday 19th October | 6.00pm | St Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA

Camden LGBT Forum, in partnership with St Pancras Parish Church, will be holding a candlelit vigil to mark Spirit Day, which supports young LGBT people around the world who are victims of bullying. The observance will take place in front of the Church’s Caryatids – female stone statues – which will be lit in purple for the evening. Participants in the vigil are encouraged to wear the colour purple, which is symbolic of Spirit in the Rainbow flag.

Spirit Day is an annual day of remembrance in October, where millions of people around the world speak out against bullying and show their support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Youth.

A report compiled by Stonewall shows that 2 out of 5 victims of homophobic bullying at school attempt or contemplate suicide.  A 2012 survey of 1,600 LGB young people aged between 11 and 19 showed that more than half had suffered from homophobic bullying while at school.

Participants of the  Forum’s newly established LGBT Speakers Bureau  will address a gathering of remembrance  under the purple lit Caryatids on Friday 19 October 6pm-7pm St Pancras Parish Church,  Euston Road, London NW1 2BA .

After the vigil, attendees are invited to a special late night opening in the crypt to view the “Dare to Wear” art exhibition curated by Sue Kreitzman.

We are inviting people who would like to say a few words about being a victim of homophobic or transphobic bullying or to offer words of support to those who have been victims of bullying to please contact the Forum on 0207 388 5720 or email forum.admin@camdenlgbtforum.org.uk

Spirit Day – 19 October 2012
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