STATEMENT: Brianna Ghey Murder

Andi Herring, CEO and Co-founder of LCR Pride Foundation said: “We are heartbroken by the news of the murder of Brianna Ghey, a 16-year old Trans girl, in Warrington this weekend. As two teenagers have been charged with murder and proceedings are active, we cannot comment on the case at this time.

“However, it is important to recognise the fear that the Trans community in the UK is feeling right now. Years of harmful Transphobic narrative and actions from the Government, the media and those who claim to be ‘gender critical’ have stoked hatred, abuse and violence. They have put Trans people in the UK, who are simply peacefully trying to exist, at risk.

“Brianna Ghey had her whole life ahead of her. She should still be with us. We want to extend our deepest condolences to Brianna’s friends, family and everyone who loved her at this unthinkable time. We will continue to stand with the Trans community in fighting the prejudice and hate that they face. Rest in power Brianna.”

Anyone with information should contact police via the Cheshire constabulary website or by calling 101, quoting IML 1476832 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you need help and support at this time Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123, or by emailing jo@samaritans.org or jo@samaritans.ie. You can also visit Chasing the Stigma’s Hub of Hope to find relevant local support services and groups from the 9,000+ listed on its free app: hubofhope.co.uk

 

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