The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), the national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity, is excited to announce that Stephen K Amos the stand-up comedian, television personality and regular on the international comedy circuit, is joining the charity as Patron. 

Stephen has publicly supported the work of AKT over several years, including raising the charities profile through his appearances on television. We are so thrilled to have him on board, especially as he shares, wholeheartedly, our belief that no young person should have to choose between a safe home and being who they are. 

Stephen K Amos said on his appointment as Patron to AKT: I am delighted and humbled to become a Patron of the AKT. I've been a long-time supporter of the charity, and I'm proud to be vocal and visible in our community. The work AKT do is outstanding and most important as the young generation are our future.”

Tim Sigsworth MBE, Chief Executive of The Albert Kennedy Trust, said: “As the national LGBT youth homelessness charity, we need to ensure that young people feel empowered and included within society and our community following their experiences of rejection and abuse after coming out to their families and peers. AKT’s young people come from diverse backgrounds and often experience multiple forms of oppression. Stephen has a strong following amongst LGBT young people who identify with him as a gay person of colour; he is aligned with our values and beliefs and we know he will keep the issue of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness high on the agenda”.

The Albert Kennedy Trust is the national LGBT youth homelessness charity.  They provide safe homes, mentoring and support to young LGBTQ+ people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness following coming out to their parents, caregivers or communities. 1 in 4 young people in the UK facing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+ (AKT, 2015). Over 52% of the young people who reach out for support from the Albert Kennedy Trust identify as people of colour.

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