Public Statement

Homotopia is appalled at the recent spike in violent hate crime targeting the LGBTQIA community in Liverpool.

Sadly, we are not surprised. Reported incidents of homophobic hate crime rose nationally by 20% in 2020*.

We stand in solidarity with all those who have experienced hate crime. For many, this will be a time of fear. This breaks our hearts. We will do all we can support our community.

We will never allow our voices to go unheard. Or our visibility to not be seen.

We are proud to be an LGBTQIA led organisation, championing LGBTQIA artists. We are proud, today and always.

For hate crime reporting services in Merseyside:
stophateuk.org/merseyside.

For support with reporting please contact Gyro Liverpool and Liverpool Queer Collective.

In love and solidarity.
Homotopia

*https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54470077