On Sunday 18th November as part of the Homotopia Festival I hosted the ‘Pansy Giveaway’: I was on Church Street in the centre of Liverpool distributing pansies and chatting about the project to interested passers by. The ‘Pansy Giveaway’ enables the public to become involved in the project. By symbolically planting pansies either at the site of homophobic experience or in window boxes/garden borders. The pansy is imbued with significance altering the ordinary activity of planting a flower as a way to offer support to The Pansy Project and the homophobia it comments on. Thanks to all the helpers and to the people who took a pansy to plant. photos Maureen Ward.