Giving Hope is the human response in dark times – #WeAreOrlando

Editing the book is going well, despite pressures of other work commitments. 
I’m more determined than ever with the recent tragedy in Orlando. 
Just when you think the world is making progress, there’s a reminder that fatal bigotry is lurking. 
We are not yet out of the woods and must not be fooled by discriminatory anti-Islamic rhetoric to feel that our enemies are of one religious or political persuasion.
Incitement to hate is endemic in the world and all hate speech is responsible for provoking murderous rage against minorities. 
Extremism in the name of any God is still extremism.
We are stronger together and must not turn anger into fear. 
Every bigot who calls for the oppression and eradication of any other human, for whatever reason, is responsible for the culture of division and supremacy that we struggle to exist in. 
The book is the older sibling of the Give ’em Hope Campaign:
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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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