Sunday, 6 March 2011

Walk for Love II

Below is the result of my live tweeting of the second Walk For Love, including a few (bad) pics) - start at the bottom.

The event on Friday 25 February, started at the Shoreditch Town Hall and found its circuitous way around part of East London to end in Brick Lane. The aim is to counter with a message of love a hate campaign using stickers to declare part of the East End a "gay free zone"


Back on Brick Lane. This is where live twitting of the #helpyourselftolove walk stops. Thanks for reading. See you next week :)
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A few people have asked us what we were all about. Reaction to the word gay was muted but not hostile
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Sheep of Love are live sheep at the Spitalfield City Farm #mysterysolved
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There will be another walk next friday. Check out Facebook for details
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Oops. Got a bit lost there for a sec
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We are being promised the Sheep of Love #intriguing
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We are at Osmani Primary School
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RT @scottbert I've been clearing them off round Marsh Wall/Canary Wharf area...no mention of them in the press here tho
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We are now at Wodeham Gardens. There seems to more around here
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The council has been doing some cleaning apparently. Two remnants on bottom right http://twitpic.com/43oee5
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This one is a fresh one on a bin http://twitpic.com/43odsg
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Thankfully attitudes are shifting as shown by the support from the MCB
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This sort of attitude will not help change the bad image of some Muslims
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Apparently the mosque has been spoken to but refused to speak to the organisers. Nice!
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Passing the mosque. Shame it looks closed otherwise we could have gone and ask them for their thoughts
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We must have reached about 30 people now
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On Whitechapel Road
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Spreading the love at the bet shop http://twitpic.com/43o5gj
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Defaced anti-gay sticker on the door of a betting shop http://twitpic.com/43o4zb
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If you want to make instant friends, just walk down the lane. The restaurant touts are certainly spreading the love
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The Muslim Council of Britain, the police and Hackney Council are all supporting us
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Having a filmed interview with journalism student outside the Beigel Shop on Brick Lane
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Going down Brick Lane
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Outside Shoreditch station
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Walking back down Shoreditch High street
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anti-gay campaign we are walking against, *ostensibly* from Muslims is a national campaign. posters appeared in Brum 2
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#helpyourselftolove at the Joiner's Arms http://twitpic.com/43nsrw
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Now at the Joiner's Arms.
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To find out more about what we are doing search for #helpyourselftolove ( not in one word) on Facebook
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I lied. First stop is the George and Dragon another local gay pub. Onward.
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First stop: the Joiner's Arms. The local gay pub that was invaded by a group of homophobic youths.
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About 25 of us so far.
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Gathering for a walk in the area to spread a bit of anti-homophobic love (@ Shoreditch Town Hall) [pic]: http://4sq.com/hdK9AD

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