Pride. That's what we have here.
ArtSpace Gites is proud to provide a safe haven for all LGBTQ+ individuals and their families.
Why make a big deal of it? I was brought up by my brother and his partner. We travelled widely, and I experienced first-hand what it felt like when you arrived somewhere and they were uncomfortable with you. Not the conventional family they expected, obviously.
I never want anyone to have that feeling again.
Here's to celebrating 'not the conventional family' and to welcoming all to Fontaine-Daniel, whatever floats your boat.
The Albert Kennedy Trust is a voluntary organisation based in England, created in 1989 to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people who are homeless, living in a hostile environment or in housing crisis. It started in Greater Manchester in 1989 and opened in London in 1996, and expanded to Newcastle in 2013.
The Trust is named after Albert Kennedy (31 January 1973 - 30 April 1989), a 16-year-old Social Services care leaver from Manchester. He died after falling from a car park roof in Manchester city centre, while being chased by several attackers in a car. Albert was a runaway from a children's home in Salford.
Manchester’s gay community was moved into action by the Trust’s founder patron Cath Hall, a heterosexual foster carer who admitted she could not meet the full range of needs of LGBT young people in her care. She had observed that Albert's case was not isolated, and that many other LGBT young people in and out of the foster care system were struggling with the effects of homophobia.
As a result, the Albert Kennedy Trust was formed, officially becoming a trust in 1990.