The Albert Kennedy Trust has aligned some great partnerships for Pride this year- we are really grateful for all the organisations supporting our work with LGBTQ+ young people.

If you're looking to indulge your sweet tooth and support AKT, head to Kontidor & Cook for their Pride Brownies or to Cross Town Bakery for Pride themed Dough Bites to or The Hummingbird Bakery for special Pride cupcakes.  Each organisation is donating a portion of their sales to AKT for these exclusive items. Pride themed goods will be available at each bakery from 2nd – 8th July.  

If you're need of some retail therapy, eBay have launched a special Pride Hub selling exclusive Henry Holland t-shirts and hoodies, badges by Pintrill and a line of Pride decorations perfect for all your celebrations. From 3 July, they will host the special #Prouder auction where you can bid on one-of-a-kind trainers from the likes of Elton John, David Beckham, Boy George, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and more. Visit the site here

Also, J Crew is hosting a special Pride evening in their flagship Regent Street Shop. AKT will receive 10% of all sales after 5pm. There will be a special panel discussion on fashion, politics and personality. The Oxford Circus branch of Tiger will host a special Pride party on Saturday 7th July during the Pride in London parade. All UK shops are also donating a portion of sales from three items in their Pride line. You can also shop beautiful cards from Huetribe, the multiracial and LGBTQ+ greetings card publisher, now available in Scribbler stores across the UK. Cards are now back in stock!

If you're looking to get fit, Barry's Bootcamp gyms will be spreading the love with special Pride themed classes across each of its four London studios. Guests booked into the 19.50 class at Barry’s Central, East, West or SW1, will experience a Barry’s class like no other with a special tag team class taught by two Barry’s trainers. The iconic ‘red room’ will be transformed into the ‘rainbow room’ with colourful disco lights and decorations. 100% of proceeds from each class will go to The Albert Kennedy Trust. Barry’s have also done a line of Pride merchandise with £2 per items benefiting AKT.  Book your place from midday on Friday 29 June, here.

You also won’t want to miss Penguin Pride! For a second year Penguin will present an awe-inspiring line-up of LGBTQ writers, poets, musicians and activists to celebrate the city’s incredible diversity and to shine a light on new voices in the community. Events will take place in London, Brighton and Manchester this year. Find full details here