Rising homelessness, driven to a big extent by seven years of austerity and a lack of affordable housing, is one of the biggest crises that this country faces.
For LGBT people who become homeless, there is an additional factor: the prejudice they still face because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Young LGBT people in particular are disproportionately likely to end up homeless - a study by the Albert Kennedy Trust in 2015 showed as many as a quarter people aged 16-25 facing homelessness may be LGBT.
Join LGBT Labour, in partnership with the Labour Campaign to End Homelessness and The Albert Kennedy Trust, for this Labour Party Conference fringe event. We will discuss the issue of LGBT homelessness, the causes, and how this crisis can be tackled.
Kate Green MP
Helen Hayes MP
Melanie Onn MP, Shadow Housing Minister
Sam Stopp, Labour Campaign to End Homelessness
Tim Sigsworth, The Albert Kennedy Trust
Gino Barnes, The Albert Kennedy Trust
Chair: Chris Wills, LGBT Labour
Refreshments will be provided. The venue is wheelchair accessible and is just half-a-mile from the Brighton Centre. The event is free and you will not need a Conference pass to attend, however places are limited so please RSVP below to guarantee a place.
Brighton BN1 1YD
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