Brighton's event takes place at the Old Steine tomorrow, between
7-9pm, and is the second such event in the city. The first
attracted about 200 people last year.
At the same time, groups in London will gather at Trafalgar
A two-minute silence to remember all victims of hate crime will
be observed at 8pm across the UK.
The gathering comes at a poignant time, with police in Strathclyde
investigating the murder of the 28 year-old gay barman Stuart
Brighton Council leader Bill Randall said: "As this terrible
incident in Scotland suggests, we should never relax over this
issue. Attacks continue on our LGBT communities, ethnic
minorities, disabled people and others singled out for being
"In Brighton & Hove we celebrate people being different.
We must unite as a city to combat hate crime. The candlelit
vigil at the Steine provides a moment for everyone to come together
and shine a light on crime, illuminating the dark corners where
Organisers are urging people to join in by taking photos of their
events and posting them on a No to Hate Crime Facebook page, or
show support by writing on the wall for the event.