This year we're going to try and stick to one of our new year resolutions and do a little more than mouthing off on Twitter about stuff.
Not that being a gobshite doesn't have it's value, raising awareness is vital on a range of issues and embarrassment can be an effective tool against which ever powers that be you may be fighting, we'd just like to go a little further for once.
24% of homeless young people identify as LGBT.
77% believe coming out to their parents was the main factor.
The Albert Kennedy Trust is a national LGBT youth homelessness charity focussed on prevention and early action. They provide safe homes, mentoring, training, advocacy and support to young people who are homeless or living in a hostile environment after coming out to their parents, care givers and peers.
The Albert Kennedy Trust provided 6075 nights accommodation to vulnerable LGBT young people last year.
We will be donating £1.50 from the sale of every rainbow pin to the Albert Kennedy Trust with a hope to raise £150 (or more)! to assist them in their work.*
You can follow these links to find out more about the impact the Albert Kennedy Trust has for LGBT youth or if you'd prefer to donate directly you can do so here.
No young person should have to chose between a safe home and being who they are.
*We don't represent the charity in any official capacity and our donation will be undertaken in an entirely personal capacity.