Apart from being a TLA buzzword for Apprentice Knowledge Test, and meaning act in various Northern European languages, AKT is also an abbreviation for the Albert Kennedy Trust, which is an English organisation that seeks to aid teenage gays and lesbians providing them accepting, supportive, and caring homes.

AKT, which was founded in 1989, operates mainly in London and Manchester, but it is a growing organisation. Thus in some years, it will have more workers than the 70 volunteers and the six paid staff.

The name of the trust comes from the tragic story of the 16 year old Albert Kennedy falling to his death from the top of a car park in Manchester whilst trying to escape a car load of queerbashers. Albert was a runaway from a children's home in Salford and was depressed. His short, tragic life had been filled with rejection and abuse.

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