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of homeless young people identify as LGBT


believe coming out to their parents was the main factor


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

latest news

  • vacancy: caseworker - bristol

    An exciting opportunity to join the Services team at akt in bristol. Read more

  • akt Gala: Explore the venue

    "Just absolutely fabulous!" We spoke to Daven and Imani from Troxy to find out more about the stunning venue where our Gala will be taking place in October. Read more

  • akt Gala 2019: Back to the 80s!

    The 80s - that decadent decade of big hair, big shoulders and big statements - makes a bold, glamorous return at this year’s akt Gala on Thursday 17th October. Read more

upcoming events

  • akt Gala 2019

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

  • 30 years of akt: exhibition launch

    We're excited to announce we'll be kicking off the London exhibition at Dalston Superstore with a launch night on the 25th September!  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


  • 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