UK: Gay Hate Victim, 18, Is Dead
A gay teenager has died, just one week after he was brutally beaten in a homophobic attack.
Eighteen-year-old Michael Causer of Whiston, near Liverpool, England, died in hospital on Saturday August 2 at 12.30pm. He had been attacked by other youths while walking with friends in nearby Huyton, some time before 11am on Friday July 25. It was a busy road and it was broad daylight.
Emergency brain surgery the following day could not save him.
Michael lived just a couple streets away from me. He had many friends and family around here. Many of them are now part of a Facebook group dedicated to his memory. Please drop by and read some of the beautiful messages of support. Join the group and offer your own support if you can.
I’m too heartsick to say much right now…
Thank you David, and in my name…please extend my deepest condonlences should you encounter those who loved and cared about Michael.
Eighteen…barely getting started in the world. That was OUR son, brother…
Like Regan, I find words inadequate – but want to express profound sorrow at the loss of this young man. As I speak to church leaders and congregations, I have the opportunity to share these stories …. that all of our hearts would break with the things that break God’s heart.
Wendy, (if this is the wendy from Exodus-related ministry in canada), has exodus expressed any sorrow for this lad?
Hi Emily K. ….. yup it’s me.
Not sure if “Exodus” (by that I’m guessing you mean Alan or Randy) has commented.
But on behalf of those in ministry in Canada, I relay our grief and sadness over this senseless loss.
I am so, so sorry. You feel like it’s something you read about in the papers, and then it happens to someone you know who lived close by. I don’t have adequate words, but my heart goes out to you.
A transgender woman, Shanniel Hyatt, was also murdered this week in the UK and also 18. Strangled by her own scarf, robbed and left dead until discovered days later. The murderer is being tried for a hate crime.
Angie Zapati in Colorado also killed a couple weeks ago.
Let the lament arise ….. this ought not to be.
im so sorry for ur lost .i hopethay get who dont this