Who says the protest song is dead? On Saturday 26th October Cardiff Amnesty headed to The Moon in support of the wonderful Grace Petrie.

Grace recently released her sixth studio album, the outstanding ‘Queer as Folk’ to much critical acclaim. Her songs cover themes that align with many of Amnesty International’s campaigns: refugee rights, anti-racism, feminism and LGBTI issues. If you aren’t familiar with her work, you can watch Grace perform her hit single ‘Black Tie’ here. We recommend it!

The audience was also treated to the performance poet Sarah McCreadie whose empowering verse was the perfect accompaniment. Again, we strongly recommend that you seek out Sarah’s performances. You can watch her poem ‘My Visibility is Revolutionary’ here. You will not be disappointed.

Sarah McCreadie performing

We at Cardiff Amnesty believe that Love is a Human Right. In too many countries, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) means living with daily discrimination. From name-calling and bullying, to being denied a job or appropriate healthcare, the range of unequal treatment faced is extensive and damaging. It can also be life-threatening.

In all too many cases, LGBTI people are harassed in the streets, beaten up and sometimes killed, simply because of who they are. Many intersex people around the world are forced to undergo dangerous, invasive and completely unnecessary procedures that can cause life-long physical and psychological side effects.dscn2655.jpg

Do you feel passionately that every person on earth should be treated by others, and by their governments, as equal citizens irrespective of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity? If so, then why not join the struggle. To get involved with Cardiff Amnesty contact Owen at amnesty.cardiff@btinternet.com

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