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Vigil to mark 8th Anniversary of Michael's Death

Tue 19th, Jul

Family and friends to gather in Liverpool on August 2 at 5:30pm in Temple Square (behind Dale Street) to remember tragic teenager and campaign against homophobic discrimination.

5.30PM TUESDAY 2nd August

TEMPLE SQUARE - off Dale Street

Family and friends to gather in Liverpool on August 2 to remember tragic teenager and campaign against homophobic discrimination.

A vigil is being held in Liverpool city centre to mark the eight anniversary of the murder of teenager Michael Causer.

The ceremony, due to take place on Tuesday August 2, is organised by the Michael Causer Foundation and Merseyside’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

The trainee hairdresser was brutally attacked as he slept at a house party back in July 2008. He suffered bleeding to the brain, and died a few days later, on August 2nd 2008 after receiving brain surgery.

His parents believe it was a homophobic attack and they set up the Foundation in order to provide education, motivation and accommodation for young LGBT people like their son. The foundation especially tries to help the young LGBT people who are homeless or find their lives at risk.

Family, friends and campaigners will gather together in memory of Michael at 5:30pm on August 2 at Temple Square (just behind Dale Street)

The LGBT Liverpool Choir are hopefully performing at the vigil and also it is expected that some surprise guests, Emma Baldry and others will address the audience, alongside our chair, former Lord Mayor Gary Millar and Michael’s parents.

Speakers:-

  • Lord Mayor of Liverpool | Cllr Roz Gladden
  • ​Chief Constable Andy Cooke | Merseyside Police
  • Sarah Jones | Chief Executive Mencap Liverpool
  • Emma Baldry | Trustee Michael Causer Foundation & Diversity Role Model
  • Gary Millar​ | Chair Michael Causer Foundation

We would be delighted if you can join us and our civic and community leaders in showing Liverpool as a diverse, inclusive and accepting city.

To register to attend please click on this link - https://www.facebook.com/events/1729273744016543/?active_tab=posts

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The Michael Causer Foundation was setup by murdered gay teen Michael Causer’s parents to raise funds to provide safe accommodation for LGBT young people at risk; to help tackle hate crime; and to motivate local communities to support diversity and equality. Please help us reach our aims by donating to the charity.

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