On 1st October, LegaliseLove will pay tribute to victims of homophobia all around the world.
From 11am until 4pm at Cuba Mall in Wellington, we will be asking passers-by to take time out of their day to write a short message of support against homophobia, or leave an outline of their hand, on the fabric we will have available.
The day is to commemorate all victims of homophobia, but particularly the nine teenagers who committed suicide in the space of a single month, September 2010, in the United States. Such an unacceptable and horrific number of victims within so short a time re-awoke the United States to the realities of homophobia, and led to the creation of October 20 as ‘Spirit Day’, now an international day of action.
Timed to coincide with the first anniversary of Spirit Day this year, Legalise Love will also be leading a peaceful rally at Parliament to raise awareness about homophobia in New Zealand, and the legal inequalities that queer New Zealanders face.