Statement: ‘God Loves You’ Event, ACC Liverpool

LCR Pride Foundation have released the following statement:

“Hate is not welcome in the Liverpool City Region.
“We are aware that following legal challenges, ACC Liverpool will now have to host an event in 2022 featuring evangelical speaker Franklin Graham, known for their anti-lgbt+ remarks.
“Alongside Homotopia, we have been liaising with ACC Liverpool and other partners to understand the situation and whilst we are confident they have explored all options, it is clear that the event will go ahead.
“We believe, as we saw this summer, our community comes together to challenge hate. For that reason we are calling on our community, instead of campaigning to cancel the event, to work together creatively to respond and show just how LGBT+ friendly our city region can be.
“With Homotopia, we will continue to maintain a dialogue with our community and support the coordination of a creative response over the coming weeks and months.”