10 Years Since Murder of Whiston Teenager Michael Causer

By on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A vigil in Liverpool’s Stanley Street Quarter on Thursday 2 August will mark 10 years since the death of gay Whiston teenager Michael Causer.

Eighteen-year-old Michael had been partying with friends in a house in Huyton on the night of Thursday 24 July 2008, and was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when he was attacked.

Witnesses said his assailants had discovered sexual images of Mickey and his boyfriend on his phone, and shouted “you little queer faggot” as they beat him to death.

He was left bleeding on the street in the early hours of 25 July and died in hospital on 2 August.

Since then, Liverpool’s LGBT community have rallied around the Causer family, dedicating the annual Liverpool Pride to his memory and holding a vigil against hate crime in his honour on each 2 August.

To this day, the Michael Causer Foundation works to support education, motivation and accommodation for young LGBT people, with the support of parents Marie and Mike and their family.

This year’s vigil takes place in Temple Square, L2 5RH, from 6pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 2 August, and all are welcome.

Watch: What Happened to Michael Causer


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