50 year ago, on the 28th June 1969, The Stonewall Riots began, marking the beginning of the Gay liberation movement, and with it the fight for LGBTQ+ rights began.
To honour this momentous occasion we are delighted to announce we are partnering with the Albert Kennedy Trust, a wonderful charity focused on helping homelessness in the gay and youth community.
The Albert Kennedy Trust provide safe homes and better futures for LGBTQ+ young people. Almost one quarter of all young people facing or experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+, and 77 per cent of those cite rejection or abuse from their families as what has led them to being so. The charity was set up in Manchester in 1989 and in 30 years, akt has provided over 250,000 nights off the street and supported over 50,000 lgbtq+ young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
We, and our artists, are honoured to be working with AKT this summer and have created a series of limited edition prints celebrating Pride in all its glory.
The Room For Love exhibition features 20 prints by a series of contemporary graphic artists including Kelly Anna London, Morag Myerscough, Marylou Faure, Camille Walala, Josh Mc Kenna, Oli Fowler, Damien Poulain, Crispin Finn, Rude, Lois O Hara, Kris Andrew Small, James Daw, Supermundane Ana Jaks, Daisy Emerson, The Fandangoe Kid, Jimmy Turrell and Marcus Walters.
The prints are limited to an edition of 25 and all proceeds from the sales of these prints will go directly to the Albert Kennedy Trust.