Lick Community: Pride Hub
People are at the centre of everything we do at Lick, which is why in June we launched our Lick Community commitment. It’s a people-powered initiative to help support important moments, celebrate and amplify the diverse voices within our community and give back in a meaningful way.
We’re continuing our commitment to educate ourselves by listening to you, our community, and using our platforms to not just inspire but support and share your stories as we continue to grow.
To start with, we’ve pledged to donate £1000 to a different charity each month, with suggestions from you and the team at Lick to help us choose groups doing incredible work to support.
In June we donated £1000 to akt, a charity that supports young people (16-24) within the LGBTQ+ community who are experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment in the UK. They help those in need find safe accommodation, give them access to specialist support and help pave the way for them to reach their life goals.
“77% of the LGBTQ+ young people we work with believe coming out at home was the main factor in causing their homelessness and so it's vital that they are supported in an environment that is inclusive and celebrates their identities in order to improve their life outcomes.”
it's vital that [LGBTQ+ young people] are supported in an environment that is inclusive and celebrates their identities
But the conversation doesn’t stop after Pride month ends.
That’s why we’ve created a space (here) where we can share resources, found by Team Lick and you, to help continue the conversation all year round and celebrate the immensely diverse and wonderful LQBTQ+ community.