Photo by Jamie Scoular, akt
The Duke of Cambridge made a very special visit to one of our Make Some Noise charities, akt.
The visit came ahead of the annual
#PrideinLondon parade and it was the first visit made by a member of the Royal Family to an LGBTQ+ youth charity.
akt is a small charity that provides support and housing solutions to 16-25 year old LGBTQ+ people who are homeless or living in a hostile environment.
These young people have often suffered abuse, violence or rejection because of their gender identity or sexual orientation and have become estranged from their family on ‘coming out’.
The Duke of Cambridge was welcomed to akt’s brand new service centre in Hoxton, London. He met with staff, volunteers and young people to learn about the issue of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness and find out about the positive change that akt are having through their unique prevention and early action approach.
We’re incredibly proud to support the akt, providing support, advice and access to accommodation for young homeless LGBTQ+ people.
The charity’s volunteering mentoring service gives support to young people in crisis and helps them move on to independent living. We’ll also be supporting akt’s Purple Door service, which is an emergency safe house for LGBTQ+ young people.
You can find out more about act’s work here.