London not lighting up for Orlando ?

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    Jun 16, 2016 10:47 AM GMT
    Okay, so maybe this is a bit petty but...

    At almost every major event in the past the London Eye, Wembley etc etc. were lit up in support of those nations affected by tragedy.

    Just recently, at the time of the Paris attack, London lit up with the colours of the French flag almost instantly!

    And yet now, after what was not only one of the most tragic mass shooting in America but also an outright, direct attack on the LGBT community, London goes on like nothing happened... ?

    Now, yes, I am very much aware of the vigils held in pretty much every city in the UK and it's absolutely fantastic, but these were organised by private individuals and/or LGBT groups operating in those areas.

    The Eiffel Tower in Paris looked amazing lit up in rainbow colours - Guess I'm just curious and confused at to why nothing in London was....

    Thoughts?


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    Jun 16, 2016 11:03 AM GMT
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    Jun 16, 2016 1:28 PM GMT
    theanticock said

    London is now ruled by a Muslim.

    Elections: Labour's Sadiq Khan elected London mayor

    http://www.bbc.com/news/election-2016-36232392


    Don't quite think that's a fair statement... Sadiq Khan has been in the news every day showing support for the LGBT community, attending vigils and will be at London Pride speaking out against hate crime and vowing to protect the LGBT folks in London...

    Even if he didn't do all of that, still don't see how his heritage or religious affiliations have anything to do with the matter.

    If it we're a Christian guy that massacred people in a gay club, would you then say that London isn't lighting up because The Queen is Anglican ?

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    Jun 16, 2016 4:04 PM GMT
    We did in Sydney ....

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    Jun 16, 2016 7:08 PM GMT

    Soho vigil: Thousands of Londoners gather for tribute to Orlando nightclub massacre victims
    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/orlando-shooting-hundreds-of-londoners-gather-at-vigil-for-pulse-nightclub-massacre-victims-a3270716.html



  • metta

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    Jun 16, 2016 7:59 PM GMT
    Yes, there were literally thousands in the street:

    https://www.facebook.com/nick.holloway.355/videos/10153710340122336/

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  • metta

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    Jun 17, 2016 4:03 PM GMT
    Manchester:
    https://www.facebook.com/lgbtv.manchester/videos/1769878196581816/
  • metta

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    Jun 24, 2016 1:08 AM GMT
    BRITAIN: London Gay Men’s Chorus Releases Charity Single In Tribute To Victims Of Pulse Massacre


    http://www.joemygod.com/2016/06/23/london-gay-mens-chorus-releases-orlando-single-video/
  • Apparition

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    Jun 24, 2016 3:08 AM GMT
    because america has a mass shooting every damn day, which would you like to single out for special lights? You only get one a year from now on.
  • interestingch...

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    Jun 24, 2016 7:57 AM GMT
    88Rowan saidOkay, so maybe this is a bit petty but...

    At almost every major event in the past the London Eye, Wembley etc etc. were lit up in support of those nations affected by tragedy.

    Just recently, at the time of the Paris attack, London lit up with the colours of the French flag almost instantly!

    And yet now, after what was not only one of the most tragic mass shooting in America but also an outright, direct attack on the LGBT community, London goes on like nothing happened... ?

    Now, yes, I am very much aware of the vigils held in pretty much every city in the UK and it's absolutely fantastic, but these were organised by private individuals and/or LGBT groups operating in those areas.

    The Eiffel Tower in Paris looked amazing lit up in rainbow colours - Guess I'm just curious and confused at to why nothing in London was....

    Thoughts?



    You may well be right on that but I was in a bar that weekend when all the tributes were going on and everybody had a minutes silence for you guys over there in Florida but if that had happened in a straight bar I can guarantee that the gay community wouldn't have reacted the way they have because it happened in their own community is the reason they did this,
    Did any gay bars have tributes for the victims in France? not many I expect
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    Jun 24, 2016 2:49 PM GMT
    Very petty. Focus on the places that did instead of obsessing over the places that didn't.

    Reminds me of all the gay bloggers that were petty enough to write stories about the celebs that didn't tweet their congrats fast enough when same-sex marriage passed. Came off very bratty, entitled and needy.
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    Jun 26, 2016 11:02 AM GMT
    Who lit anything for recent Boko Haram killing of women? Can we just stop doing this or be consistent and show same respect to people who die around the world, not just in western world?
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    Jun 26, 2016 7:57 PM GMT
    Lighting up buildings in particular colors doesn't change reality.
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    Jun 27, 2016 7:40 AM GMT
    The world doesn't owe us a thing, quit bitching. icon_neutral.gif