With AKT reporting an increase in referrals by 118% since the pandemic began, the time is right and the tide is high

BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY UBER BOAT BY THAMES CLIPPERS.

Need something to do tonight, DIVAs? Fear not, for Pride at Uber is platforming an exciting new drag event to raise money for LGBTQIA+ youth charity Albert Kennedy Trust. With performances from Karma Doll and Taylor Trash, what better way to commemorate Pride In London?

The twist? The show will be taking place on the capital’s Uber Boat by Thames Clippers: hop on board at North Greenwich Pier, Westbound at 17:09, Westminster Pier, Eastbound at 18:05, or at Woolwich Pier, Westbound at 19:08 to enjoy the show!

All proceeds go to charity, and with Albert Kennedy Trust reporting an increase in referrals by 118% since the pandemic began, the time is right and the tide is high. LGBTQIA+ youth are at greater risk of homeless, and it is estimated that 24% of homeless youth in the UK identify as LGBTQIA+. One YouGov survey demonstrates that 61% of young LGBTQIA+ people who have experienced homelessness have felt threatened or frightened by family members, and 50% have feared eviction. The work that Albert Kennedy Trust does supports vulnerable LGBTQIA+ youth, so have your purses at the ready.

Robert Downer, the Global Chair of Pride at Uber, has said: “With Pride in London being cancelled this year, it’s even more important to support the LGBTQIA+ community. We gladly support the Albert Kennedy Trust all year round, and we can’t wait to set sail on our special Uber Boat by Thames Clippers service.”

Carrie Reiners, Deputy CEO at Albert Kennedy Trust, added: “Homelessness among the LGBTQIA+ community aged 16-23 is an ever-increasing problem, and all donations from these special journeys will help to ensure that no young person has to choose between a safe home and being who they are.”

So, what are you waiting for? All aboard!

For more information, visit: uber.com/ca/en/about/diversity/pride-at-uber/.

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