Central to Gayle is an ethos of giving back to the LGBTQ+ community which supports us. We are a grassroots LGBTQ+ brand and we want to support our community. We don’t just want to talk about our message, we want to back it up with action.
AKT supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
They support young people into safe homes and employment, education or training, in a welcoming and open environment that celebrates LGBTQ+ identities.
“When the team sat down to discuss what charity we should support first, everyone looked at each other and said The Albert Kennedy Trust.The idea of someone being rejected by their family and made homeless on the grounds of their sexuality really struck a chord in our heart and we knew we needed to help” – Michael Nanton-Knight European Director.
Kings Cross Steelers
The Kings Cross Steelers are a British rugby team, based in London. Founded in 1995 it was the world’s first gay-inclusive rugby union club, and is therefore the oldest such club in the world. Its founding sparked the beginning of a much larger gay inclusive rugby movement which to date includes over 60 gay inclusive rugby clubs across the world.
“The Gayle team would like to work with the best, people who are real game-changers within their chosen profession and have the same core values as us. This is why we’re honoured to be entering into a partnership with World-renowned rugby club the Kings Cross Steelers. The work that the KXS has achieved within the LGBTQ+ community and rugby game is beyond outstanding and commendable. Together we will push boundaries and continue to promote diversity and inclusivity”. – Michael Nanton-Knight European Director