akt is the national lgbtq+ youth homelessness charity, providing 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 by straight ally and former foster carer Cath Hall, and a group of founding members, and has since opened its doors in London, Newcastle and London. 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.
Henry Holland is a Creative Director and design consultant based in London. After graduating from the London College of Communication, he worked as a fashion editor at major teen publications before gaining widespread attention with his ‘Fashion Groupies’ designs, a range of 1980’s-inspired T-shirts displaying catchphrases such as, "I'll tell you who's boss, Kate Moss" modelled by his then-housemate Agyness Deyn. He subsequently designed a full collection and founded his own fashion house - "House of Holland" - in 2008, which quickly became a globally recognised brand and highlight of the London Fashion Week calendar.
Henry has been a patron of akt since 2018, working with them to raise funds and awareness through limited-edition collections and star-studded events, such as the 2019 Pride Brunch hosted with The London EDITION.
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