Tuesday 29th May will see The Albert Kennedy Trust launch ‘No Room For Hate Day’. 

The special day will be part of a larger campaign to raise vital funds for AKT’s core services like inter-AKT and Purple Door throughout the Pride season and at key events in the summer.

With 24% of young people at risk of homelessness identifying as LGBT, this is an important opportunity for us to raise awareness of LGBT youth homelessness across the country. We've called this No Room For Hate Day, because 77% of the young people we work with when they arrive at AKT don't have a safe space of their own. This is because they've been rejected or subjected to abuse because they've been brave enough to come out to their families.

In the run up to the day, and on the day itself, we’ll be sharing powerful stories from young LGBT people who AKT have supported. Look out for videos, interviews and articles that you can share with your friends and networks.

We’ll be working closely with the lovely people at Gay Times and Diva to promote this important day of awareness raising and fundraising. Our celebrity patrons and supporters will also be getting involved.

We will be organising groups of individuals to help with bucket collections on the day in key areas of London, Manchester and Newcastle.  

If you are part of a corporate LGBT network or would like to volunteer please get in touch.  We will also have special collection boxes available if you’d like to host an event or collect donations for AKT at work.