Family and friends of Michael Causer will gather in Liverpool today to remember the teenager and campaign against homophobic discrimination.
The Deputy PCC, Cllr Sue Murphy, will be among those marking the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael's death at the special vigil in Temple Square, off Dale Street.
The vigil is organised by the Michael Causer Foundation and Merseyside’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and marks the eighth anniversary since Michael was murdered.
The trainee hairdresser was brutally attacked as he slept at a house party back in July 2008. He suffered bleeding to the brain, and died a few days later, on August 2nd 2008 after receiving brain surgery.
His parents believe it was a homophobic attack and they set up the Foundation in order to provide education, motivation and accommodation for young LGBT people like their son. The foundation especially tries to help the young LGBT people who are homeless or find their lives at risk.
The LGBT Liverpool Choir are hopefully performing at the vigil and also it is expected that Michael's parents, the Foundation's Chair Gary Millar and Emma Baldry will address the audience.
Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Roz Gladden, are also among the speakers.
To register to attend please click on this link.