Multiple members of the LGBT community have come together to organise a vigil for murdered transgender teenager Brianna Ghey.

The vigil will be held at 2pm on Saturday, February 18, in Windmill Hill, Hitchin.

Brianna Ghey, was a 16-year-old transgender girl who was killed in Warrington on Saturday, February 11. Two 15-year-olds have been charged with the murder.

Kerrie Portman, organiser of the vigil and director of North Herts Pride, said: "A few friends and I were distraught at hearing the news and wanted to host something to remember Brianna Ghey.

"It's horrible she was murdered. It's horrible and it was perfectly avoidable and it's not an isolated event.

"There is too much hatred in the world right now, especially towards our transgender siblings.

"We need to stop this. We need to show those who murdered Brianna Ghey and everyone else that this is not okay.


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"Hate is not okay. It's exhausting. We need to come together. We need kindness. We need safety. We need love."

Kerrie is hoping to bring the community together to show a united front.

She added: "Grief is complicated and we wanted to give people the space and option to grieve together if that's what they need."