Looking For A New Home For Our Shelter – March 2022

Queer Zine Library for our 2020 Campaign

The Outside Project has supported over 60 LGBTIQ+ people into our crisis beds throughout winter 2021/22 and many more through our LGBTIQ+ Centre and outreach in the community – an increase on the same period the previous year. There is no doubt that LGBTIQ+ by and for, high support crisis accommodation is vital in London and we’re working hard to find a suitable, stable, long term home for our services.

Moving Forward – May 2021

Clerkenwell Fire Station – Thankyou and Goodbye!

The Former Clerkenwell Fire Station, Central London

The UK’s First LGBTIQ+ Shelter and Community Centre has moved from the former Clerkenwell Fire Station into COVID safe premises.

The Outside Project Press Release: Moving Forward – Thankyou and Goodbye!

London Fire Brigade Press Release: London Fire Brigade Says Farewell


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


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



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.