Tazaa News latest news updates,
Candlelight vigils were held across Britain on Tuesday to honor 16-year-old Brianna Gay, the transgender girl who was stabbed to death in northern England last week.
Gay was found by members of the public in Culchet Park, near Manchester, on Saturday afternoon. Two 15-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were arrested on suspicion of his murder and remain in custody, with Cheshire Police saying one line of inquiry included “whether it was a hate crime”.
People gathered for candlelight vigils on Tuesday in Bristol, southern England, and in Liverpool, near where Gaye, who has a large following on the social media site TikTok, lived. Further events organized by the transgender community will be held in London, Glasgow, Leeds and Belfast in the coming days.
A GoFundMe fundraising page supporting Gaye’s family has already raised £75,000 ($91,000) a day after it was set up. Gay’s family previously released a statement calling the teenager a “loving daughter, granddaughter and sister.”
“She was a larger-than-life character who left a lasting impression on all who met her. Brianna was beautiful, witty and funny. Brianna was strong, fearless and one of a kind,” they added. “Losing him Young Life has left a huge hole in our family and we know his teachers and friends who were involved in his life will feel the same way.”