Hundreds of people outraged by the growing number of homophobic attacks in Britain are expected to join a protest march in Liverpool this Sunday, 22 November.
Campaigners in Merseyside are determined that the recent attack on James Parkes, who was on an evening out with his boyfriend, will not stop openly gay people from being able to enjoy the city.
Tara Hewitt, who is one of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) officers at Liverpool university’s guild of students, said, “It’s very good to see something happening in Liverpool, which is one of the unsafest metropolitan areas in the country for LGBT people.
“Everyone needs to be included in this march.”
The demonstration will gather on the steps of St George’s Hall, opposite Liverpool Lime Street station at 1pm.
For more on the fight against homophobia see pages 13 and 14