This project is part of an ongoing theme that I want to develop throughout my three year tenure as LGBT Poet Laureate.
“Poetry as a means to Power Social & Cultural Change”
I wrote the poem for National Hate Crime Awareness Week. (#NHCAW) organised by Stop Hate Crime UK.
I performed it at the launch of this National Campaign on the 8th October at St Paul’s Cathedral, when the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando was lit. The focus this year was on remembering all those we lost and those affected by that and other awful attacks on our communities.
17-24-30 also put up my poem, Response to Orlando, on their website
Hatred Hurts Us All.