We stand with Lyra McKee

We were devastated to learn of the murder of Lyra McKee in Derry and send our deepest condolences to all her family and friends. We would urge members to support the GoFundMe in her memory.

Last night, investigative journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead in a terrorist incident on the streets of Derry. A gunman shot her in the head as she attempted to cover riots on the Creggan area of the city. 

Michael Harris had the pleasure to know Lyra, which is why he se up this GoFundMe, and described her as one of the nicest, smartest and most decent people he ever met. Lyra was part of a new generation of Northern Irish journalists (and young people) who had moved past sectarian identities and wanted to build a more progressive, more peaceful Northern Ireland. Lyra was a powerful advocate for LGBTi rights, civil liberties and human rights. 

Lyra was also an incredible investigative journalist. She was in Forbes 30 Under 30 List, had a growing international reputation and was working on her second book. 
All the money in this GoFundMe will go to the family of Lyra McKee for funeral expenses and to decide on her legacy.