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The UK’s first LGBTIQ+ Community Shelter & Centre. A grassroots movement led by LGBTIQ+ ex-homeless, homelessness professionals & activists.

 In winter 2017 we opened the UK’s first LGBTIQ+ Shelter. In Spring 2019 we opened our Community Centre in Central London, just a stones throw from the Lesbian & Gay Centre of the 80’s. Over 7000sqft of open, office & residential space, this unique & innovative project is home to our shelter & the support, creative & activist groups we work alongside.

 â€˜During the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Riots it is fitting to flip the narrative, centring our homeless siblings & those who feel left outside of mainstream & LGBTIQ+ spaces. The centre and shelter has made an immeasurable difference to our guests who will always be loudly & proudly at the centre of this project. We’re grateful for the support from the Mayor of London & our LGBTIQ+ community & allies across the country. We can’t thank you enough for standing beside us.’

 Carla Ecola, Founder & Director.

 

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The UK’s first LGBTIQ+ Community Shelter & Centre. A grassroots movement led by LGBTIQ+ ex-homeless, homelessness professionals & activists.

 In winter 2017 we opened the UK’s first LGBTIQ+ Shelter. In Spring 2019 we opened our Community Centre in Central London, just a stones throw from the Lesbian & Gay Centre of the 80’s. Over 7000sqft of open, office & residential space, this unique & innovative project is home to our shelter & the support, creative & activist groups we work alongside.

 â€˜During the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Riots it is fitting to flip the narrative, centring our homeless siblings & those who feel left outside of mainstream & LGBTIQ+ spaces. The centre and shelter has made an immeasurable difference to our guests who will always be loudly & proudly at the centre of this project. We’re grateful for the support from the Mayor of London & our LGBTIQ+ community & allies across the country. We can’t thank you enough for standing beside us.’

 Carla Ecola, Founder & Director.

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  • Sat, September 24 2022, 10:47 PM : @streetskitchen Wild. We were really expecting you’d say just a bit of butter.
  • Sat, September 24 2022, 6:30 PM : 📣 What goes in mashed potato? 🥔 @streetskitchen @SimonComLondon
  • Sat, September 24 2022, 6:00 PM : 🎟 OP LGBTIQ+ Centre members and past residents please DM / speak to Carla to add your name to the guestlist. Guestlist priority to those currently or recently homeless. Your ticket will be finalised / confirmed on 5th October. 🔗 https://t.co/SN5EG0tcch
  • Sat, September 24 2022, 6:00 PM : ALL AGES & FULLY ACCESSIBLE! Mark the calendar, tell your friends n fam & PASS IT ON! TRIGGER WARNING: DISCO BALL MADNESS & RIDICULOUSNESS NO DICKHEADS! Bands performing: SCREAMING TOENAIL @screamintoenail RITES OF HADDA @Rites_of_Hadda ANGRY THE DEAD ZOO T-BITCH