Burberry is supporting three LGBTQ+ charities, the Albert Kennedy Trust, the Trevor Project and ILGA, dedicated to broadening support for this community around the world.
The rainbow, a symbol of inclusiveness and joy, is celebrated throughout the February collection. ‘My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to – and in support of – some of the best and brightest organisations supporting LGBTQ+ youth around the world. There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength and our creativity.’ – Christopher Bailey
The Albert Kennedy Trust
The Albert Kennedy Trust was created in Manchester in 1989 for LGBT young people who are homeless or living in difficult conditions. Burberry's donation will support their ongoing work to provide safe homes and support to young people, grow their youth engagement programme and fund plans to bring AKT to more of the most vulnerable LGBT young people nationally.
The Trevor Project is a suicide prevention and crisis intervention charity for LGBTQ youth in the United States. Burberry's donation will help to fund their life-saving work which includes a confidential freephone service offering the support of trained counsellors as well as guidance and resources to parents and educators, encouraging safe and inclusive environments for youth at home and at school.
'There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength and our creativity.'
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) works to bring together, empower and mobilise more than 750 LGBTI groups from around the world. ILGA said, 'This will continue to empower our efforts to raise the voices of LGBTI people worldwide and bring about change.'