The power of love: An LGBT history of Liverpool

Gaydio, the UK’s only radio station for the LGBT community, aired a documentary this week about the LGBT history of Liverpool.

It’s a powerful and moving oral history told by members of Liverpool’s LGBT communities past and present.

I was interviewed about my work with LGBT young people over the last eight years, and the impact of the attack on Michael Causer in July 2008.

Michael Causer, from Whiston, Merseyside, died on 2nd August 2008 aged just 18 after being brutally assaulted and left for dead eight days earlier. The parents of the murdered gay teenager have set up a Foundation in his name to provide housing and support for LGBT young people at risk in north-west England. The date of the first official Liverpool Pride in 2010 was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of Michael’s death.

If you missed it, you can listen online below – it’s 46 minutes long. My interview is from 34’55”-37’15”.

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