safe homes and better futures for LGBTQ+ young people


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Like you, we believe that no young person should have to choose between who they are and a safe place to live. Your donations help deliver vital services to young lgbtq+ people when they need it.

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Whether you want to support our work directly with young people, get involved in fundraising and events or offer specialist advice and support in a chosen field, please get in touch.

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24%

of homeless young people identify as LGBT

77%

believe coming out to their parents was the main factor

50,000

Since 1989, we’ve helped and supported over 50,000 young LGBTQ+ people

latest news

upcoming events

  • akt Gala 2019

    Our Galas have a tendency to be pretty phenomenal... Read more

  • 30 years of akt: Dalston Superstore

    Marking 30 years of akt, a new exhibition of photo portraits is touring the country. Read more

  • 30 years of akt: Superbia @ Manchester Pride

    Marking 30 years of akt, a new exhibition of photo portraits is touring the country. Read more

stories

  • Andrew's Story

    "Since working with akt, I am proud to say that I feel much happier and confident in myself, I have successfully moved to London and have an interview for a degree at University in the next few weeks that I am thrilled about." Read more

  • John's Story

    John, a young gay man from Manchester, fled his homophobic father’s attacks after coming out to his parents. Read more

  • A's Story

    “I lived in a village with hardly any buses and I just felt trapped.” Read more

  • Jane's Story

    Jane came to AKT for support around finding somewhere to live as she was staying with her ex-partner and their relationship was volatile. Read more