Michael Causer Vigil Remembers Victims of Hate

By on Thursday, July 25, 2013

michael_causer_whistonFriends, family and their supporters will gather on Friday 2 August to commemorate five years since the murder of gay Whiston teenager Michael Causer.

The vigil, to be held in the Stanley Street Quarter of Liverpool, honours all victims of hate and prejudice.

Michael, 18, was attacked while walking home from a party in Huyton in the early hours of Friday 25 July 2008, and died a week later in hospital.

During a trial that ended with the conviction of James O’Connor for murder, the court heard that homophobic insults preceded the attack.

Inspired by their love for their gay son, parents Marie and Mike Causer later set up the Michael Causer Foundation to help vulnerable lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens in Merseyside find safety and shelter.

The vigil starts at 6pm on Friday 2 August, on Temple Street, Liverpool. It will last approximately an hour, and features music from the Liverpool LGBT Choir.

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This year’s event is titled Lean on Me, with a focus on the importance of friendship. All are welcome.

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