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Albert Kennedy Trust opens housing project for young homeless LGBT people

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  1. Great news. I donate to AKT. I was homeless for a while and its funny how friends and family change when you need them most.

    The worst feeling was sitting on a bus with nowhere to go. I suggest every give £10 even if its once a year

    1. I’ve been homeless too and know the feeling of really not knowing where to go. It’s awful and extremely scary.

      I donate now too and hope once I’m settled down a bit more (new to the country) also to take on voluntary work with them.

      These kids are our future (said the 30yr old lad…), the landscape for them is better but still way too many kids find themselves in these situations. They deserve our help, especially as so few others give it and can relate to our specific experiences.

      1. Problem is the gay agenda has shifted right its everyman for themselves nowadays

    2. Please give us a link on how to donate.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 24 Jul 2013, 1:43pm

    A very worthy endeavour. Of course, no reaching out in brotherly love from the anti-gay religious leaders who’ve played a role in this appalling problem of young homeless LGBT people.

    1. The combination of the following words, “reaching”, “love”, “religious leaders”, “young” and “people”, just made me feel a bit nauseous. I think religious leaders should be kept away from vulnerable young people as a rule. They at the very least have an agenda to preach and convert like missionaries so perhaps it’s a silver lining that they refrain from “reaching”.

      Organisations like this are to be commended and supported.

  3. I dont get it. 76% of the youth on the street is there because of a coming out? Or 76% of all Manchester youth is gay and homeless because of a coming out? The sentense is difficult to understand, the second meaning of course makes no sense, so it is the first one or did I misunderstand completely?

    1. ChrisMorley 24 Jul 2013, 6:08pm

      Albert Kennedy Trust’s web page gives the full sentence and this quote is about LGBT youth in London, not Manchester:
      “… to open the UK’s first LGBT specific safe house which is designed for the 76 per cent of the young people coming to AKT in London to escape domestic violence or hate crime as a result of coming out.”

  4. Sweet & Tender Hooligan 24 Jul 2013, 10:07pm

    AKT are fabulous. Please give them some money to help them continue their work.

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