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BTB Reader Makes a Difference

Timothy Kincaid

July 15th, 2009

We know that many of our readers are not content to see injustice and let it pass. Many take steps, speak out, volunteer, or contribute in order to make the world a better place.

AdrianT is one such example. He volunteers for the Albert Kennedy Trust, a London / Manchester based organization seeking to address the issue of homeless LGBT kids (perhaps 25% of the UK’s homeless youth).

[Albert Kennedy Trust] has launched a quality mark, ‘Making The Difference’ – a nation-wide standard of good practice in delivering services to LGBT young people, for ‘mainstream’ housing / homelessness associations.

Many associations’ hearts are in the right place, but don’t know how to deal with issues on sexual identity at all – lack of policy leads to incidences of homophobia, or an inability to make LGBT people feel welcome, or be open about the causes of their problems. As a result AKT have put together structured training courses to enable service providers to set up a proper framework, get the procedures in place, and bring staff up to speed on issues that affect their clients.

This was launched at a reception at the House of Commons on Monday; several members of the UK Parliament turned up to support this on Monday afternoon including minister for homelessness, Ian Austin; as well as David Borrow, Nigel Griffiths and the Conservatives’ Nick Herbert, and AKT patron Sir Ian McKellen.

Thank you for your efforts, Adrian. And let this be another inspiration to all of us to help where we can.

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Timothy (TRiG)
July 16th, 2009 | LINK

Bravo!

AdrianT
July 16th, 2009 | LINK

Thanks, Comrades :-)

The price of liberty is eternal vigilence….. keep up the good fight, folks

xxx A.

TomL
July 16th, 2009 | LINK

This one made me cry. I’m so proud of the Albert Kennedy Trust.

JJQR
July 16th, 2009 | LINK

Yup. Bravo!

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