Be Outraged for Dandara dos Santos

Dandara dos Santos was dragged from her home and dumped in a wheelbarrow before being rolled to a back alley and beaten to death amid cheers and laughter.

This is just horrific but this is something that should be read and shared.

It should be acknowledged that this sort of barbarism is going on across our planet and we should be outraged enough to take action, regardless of whether that person being taunted, tormented, tortured and slaughtered is like us on the surface or not. 

Are we not all more alike than we are different? Are we not all seeking the same basic things in life; to live and love without fear that our lives will be in danger from strangers who know nothing about who we are and what is in our hearts?

What possible justification can anyone have for torturing and murdering another human being who is no threat to them or to anyone else?

The images and description in this report are disturbing but we need to be disturbed so that we can wake up and feel the compassion that is lacking in the hearts of those who have carried out this attack. 

You don’t have to be LGBT+ to support those who are. You just have to be human and to have a heart.

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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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