The Albert Kennedy Trust – Preventing LGBT Homelessness

 

The Albert Kennedy Trust was created in 1989 to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people who are homeless or living in a hostile environment. Many of the young people supported by AKT have been rejected by their parents or bullied at school just for being brave enough to be themselves. AKT has offices in London, Manchester and Newcastle.

LGBT young homeless people are one of the most disenfranchised and marginalized groups in society. The Albert Kennedy Trust’s research shows that LGBT young people are more likely to find themselves homeless than their non-LGBT peers. LGBT homeless youth are also highly likely to have experienced familial rejection, abuse and violence. Moreover, whilst homeless, LGBT young homeless people are significantly more likely to experience targeted violence, sexual exploitation, substance misuse, and physical & mental health problems than other homeless youth.

 

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