Trans+ Pride Cork is hosting a vigil for murdered schoolgirl Brianna Ghey
She had her whole life ahead of her.
The organisers of Trans+ Pride Cork are planning a vigil in memory of Brianna Ghey, a sixteen-year-old girl who was murdered last week in the UK.
Ghey, who was described as “strong, fearless, and one of a kind” by her devastated family, was found stabbed to death in a park in Warrington.
The Cork event will be held this Sunday, February 19th at 12.30pm on Daunt Square, when anyone who wishes to pay their respects is welcome to gather.
“It’s not good enough to stand by while young people are losing their lives to senseless violence.” said one of the people behind the event, Louise O’Donnell.
Statement from Trans+ Pride Cork organisers on the vigil this Sunday. Please come join us if you can and RT to spread the word pic.twitter.com/mL4Q301oIi
— Trans+ Pride Cork (@transpridecork) February 16, 2023
“We need to stand alongside all Trans+ people, to show that we feel their pain and that we want better care for all trans youth in this country.”
Cork held its first-ever Trans+ Pride last July, with several hundred attendees joining the rally on Grand Parade.
“These are not the set of circumstances we wished to gather under. Last year’s Pride event was a celebration and a protest for care” added organiser Saoirse Mackin.
“But we feel it’s important to acknowledge Brianna’s passing. All LGBT+ people and allies are welcome to join, and to bring candles or flags if they wish.”