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Mother of murdered gay teen Michael Causer hopes to raise £1 million in order to open LGBT hostel

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  1. How do we donate?

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      1. Nice Lady, Thanks Colin

  2. Jessica Lovely 11 Jun 2013, 1:43pm

    What this woman is doing is absolutely wonderful. Faith in humanity = restored :)

  3. I so wish something like this had been there for me. Got through it all by now, but don’t ask how. It is extremely important to create safe places specifically targeting our community, when something like this happens it is not only about being homeless but also about learning to accept and celebrate your identity. Something changes within you growing up with hate in an unsafe environment and that is not just solved with another roof above your head. Anything for the younger generations we can do, we should. (Have to say now I’m only 30, sound so old suddenly…)

    I find it extremely inspiring that something like this can come out of such a tragic event. Massive kudos to these people.

    I only wonder if it wouldn’t be beneficial to team up with one of the existing charities targeting homeless LGBT youth?

  4. Great cause, Ive been very lucky but ive encountered a number of young LGBT people over the years who have been turfed out by parents (or the “care” (ha!) system). Something like this is desperately needed countrywide- and not just in the big cities

  5. essexgirlbecky 11 Jun 2013, 3:43pm

    This kind of initiative is very much needed. Young people who run away from home may be deemed to be intentionally homeless, which means that housing authorities are not required by law to rehouse them. And housing allowance for those under 35 is limited to the cost of shared accommodation. Forcing young LGBT people into sharing arrangements with people they don’t necessarily know puts them at risk, and also creates issues around personal privacies, particularly for trans people.

  6. shane smith 13 Jun 2013, 10:34pm

    I think what she is doing is great in my town theirs nothing for 16 to 25 year old and I have just started a youth group and the fact she’s doing it in the name of her soon shows amazing strength

    1. Derek Colebrook 20 Jun 2013, 11:49pm

      All cudous to this young gay mans mother !

  7. James Savik 23 Jun 2013, 2:03pm

    I don’t get it. People are murdered while the killers yell gay epithets and its NOT a hate crime? WTF judges?

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