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Liverpool to fly the rainbow flag for international day against homophobia

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  1. Brian Burton 12 May 2009, 12:01pm

    Well I doubt flying the rainbow flag will serve any real purpose in Liverpool. But still, I belive in ‘Miricles!’

  2. Simon Murphy 12 May 2009, 12:37pm

    Nice that Liverpool and the mayor are engaging in a little PR to claim that they are not homophobic.

    Michael Causer’s murderers have not been brought to justice however so I hope this is not just PR and that it will be followed up by action to combat the homophobic bigotry that Liverpool seems to foster.

  3. Fly, fly, fly the Rainbow Flag, Liverpool!

    Let us never forget Michael Causer and constantly remind the citizens of Liverpool what a travesty of justice a homophobic jury can cause by just tossing the evidence into the nearest trash can.

    FLY, FLY, Fly ! ! !

  4. Terence Burgess 12 May 2009, 11:01pm

    Well as long as people hold views like that (Post no 1)then there will be no advance for our community.Seems a shame to feel as despondant as that though nevertheless.
    I for one hope this event is well supported we all owe it to Michael,his family & friends.

  5. Will you Liverpool haters change the record. Check out this website:- gayhate. com – you will se evidence of homophobia EVERYWHERE. Bottom of the first page is about a London teenager who KILLED a gay man after calling him a f*ggot. The judge decided it was not a homophobic crime and he got 2 1/2 yrs. Hello?? Then there was that gay couple who were attacked in London recently, one died. Then there was Jody Dobrowski and the Soho nail bomb attack – also in London. May I add that my friend and I were verbally assaulted in Notting Hill and called all the queers under the sun.

    I suggest you stop looking to Liverpool to blame for homophobia and acknowledge that the problem is not only huge in our own capital city, but with society and the judicial system NATIONWIDE!! You will not achieve anything by beating on a city that is doing something positive.

  6. Ste McCabe 13 May 2009, 5:02pm

    Well I feel that a more balanced view here is needed. Of course homophobia is everywhere, but some places are more homophobic than others, and we need to acnowledge that for it to change. Liverpool is noting that it needs to change, which it does. I’m from Liverpool and had the most horrendous time growing up gay there, which wasn’t so long ago. For instance, two men holding hands in Liverpool will get more s–t than say, two guys holding hands in Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds…But yeah, the problem is nationwide. I guess the difference is that in the London cases the guys were at least found guilty by the jury, it was the judge who handed down a pathetic sentence. In the Causer case, the jury decided to find such an obvious murderer not guilty. So yes, something odd is going on there…

  7. tom reynolds 19 May 2009, 4:18pm

    flying a flag will do nothing to stop homophobia. its got to be tackled in schools or with kids. liverpool council are doing loads of stuff to work with young people. im a youth worker and ive seen a few projects such as a film denial and a play by the gay festival here. stop giving liverpool a hard time. tom

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