We are proud to announce that we will be donating 10% of all proceeds over London Pride weekend (September 2021) to AKT .
AKT supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
As an LGBTQ+ business and supporter of the community, we are aware of the difficulties young LGBTQ+ individuals face and hope that our contribution can help keep the community safe.
Key findings from AKT
- Just 13 per cent of LGBTQ+ young people surveyed felt supported by parents or step-parents while homeless.
- Less than half of LGBTQ+ young people were aware of housing support services the last time they experienced homelessness. Almost one quarter weren’t aware of any support services available to them
-59 per cent of LGBTQ+ young people have faced some form of discrimination or harassment while accessing services.
- Almost two thirds of LGBTQ+ young people who were happy to answer felt frightened or threatened by their family members before they became homeless. One in five experienced this from romantic partners.
- Half of LGBTQ+ young people who were happy to answer said they feared that expressing their LGBTQ+ identity to family members would lead to them being evicted. Almost one in ten said the same about romantic partners.
To be a part of this partnership you can shop our pride collection here.