Student Pride 2018 National Student Pride is such an important event in the LGBT+ youth calendar, so it was amazing to be the sponsored charity for the event. Taking place at the University of Westminster in London, we met so many enthusiastic young LGBT+ students who were interested in helping AKT in any way they could, and the potential shown by these students was outstanding. We’re at #studentpride ! Come and say hi at our stall 🌈 A post shared by Albert Kennedy Trust (@albertkennedytrust) on Feb 10, 2018 at 5:35am PST As well hosting a stall at the venue, alongside Attitude Magazine some of our young people hosted a panel discussion about LGBT+ youth homelessness. They shared their stories on stage and helped raise awareness of an issue that is not often openly discussed. “If it wasn’t for AKT I wouldn’t be where I am now.” We’re so proud of our amazing young people who took to the stage at @studentpride to share their stories with @attitudemag. A post shared by Albert Kennedy Trust (@albertkennedytrust) on Feb 13, 2018 at 7:07am PST Following on from the event, it was clear that the Student Pride team were determined to continue supporting AKT, with a sponsored sleep-out organised. Raising money for AKT, their night on the streets helped raise awareness of the huge toll being homeless can have on a person- the extreme temperatures, intense vulnerability and lack of sleep are just a few of the factors young homeless people face on a day-to-day basis. To sleep in the open where it's not safe, lots of noise and in all weathers must be so hard on the body and mind. I am glad I have done my little bit to help out. • So last night I did a sponsored sleep out to raise money and awareness for LGBT+ homelessness. I'm so thrilled to say we raised over £2000. Spending the night outside was really difficult but I can in no way say that I understand what it would be like to be homeless and live on the streets. To sleep in the open where it's not safe, lots of noise and in all weathers must be so hard on the body and mind. I am glad I have done my little bit to help out A post shared by Darren • Queer • Lifestyle (@mxdarren) on Feb 21, 2018 at 12:31am PST We would like to congratulate and thank them for their bravery and commitment to raising awareness of LGBT+ youth homelessness, and we look forward to next year’s Student Pride!