We caught up with Lara from akt for Pride Weekend
Since our doors opened in 2000, we have been committed to supporting positive social movements, both locally and across the globe. Offering a platform for suppressed voices to be heard is important to us, and this year’s Pride weekend in Manchester is a great event to do so.
We hosted an in-store activation with the Manchester-based charity akt, which support young LGBTQ+ individuals who are facing or experiencing homelessness in the UK. While Pride is about celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, it is also a time to help and spread awareness about the difficulties that are faced on a daily basis.
To showcase the dedication and hard work that akt carry out to support the LGBTQ+ community, we have conducted a set of interviews with staff members to gain an insight into their incredible work - check out our chat with Lara above! What’s more – with 24% of homeless young people identifying as LGBTQ+ - ourselves and Stance will be donating £10,000 to akt. Stance will also be providing a generous selection of socks to the trust for those in need.