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RESOURCES

You can find an introduction and resource list for staff to develop good practice and welcoming services for people who identify as LGBTIQ+ here.

PRESS

The Pavement, Nov 2020: Queer homelessness activist Carla Ecola explains what motivates their work

Buzzfeed, April 2020: During Lockdown, LGBTQ People Are Finding New Ways To Support, And Entertain Others

The Big Issue, May 2019: Sadiq Khan gives UK’s first LGBTIQ shelter a new home in a fire station

Gay Star News, January 2019: Homeless queer people started our revolution so why do we forget about them?

NBC News, August 2018: Following successful pilot project, U.K. will get permanent LGBTQ crisis shelter

The Guardian, Feb 2018: LGBT and homeless: a cycle of intimidation and ridicule

CAMPAIGNS

CAMPAIGN: ‘NO PRIDE’ #MAKESPACEFORHOMELESSQUEERS VIDEO AND EXHIBITION

In collaboration with Emily FleaAfrican Rainbow FamilyVoices4London and Museum of Homelessness and the Painting Rooms Gallery in Soho, London.

Click here to visit our virtual art gallery to see our virtual ‘NO PRIDE’ exhibition.

This exhibition was created with guests of our shelter, STAR Refuge, groups based in the Community Centre and the wider LGBTIQ+ community.

The #MAKESPACEFORHOMELESSQUEERS campaign began at the peak of COVID-19 in April 2020 as part of the Voices4London #queerprotestathome. Hundreds of LGBTIQ+ people joined the virtual protest demanding space for LGBTIQ+ people during the pandemic.

This campaign enabled The Outside Project to stay open 24hrs, open an emergency Outreach and Hotel project and STAR Refuge – a domestic abuse refuge for LGBTIQ+ people.