Stonewall Housing at Body Movements Festival – Stonewall Housing

Stonewall Housing at Body Movements Festival

A blog from George, our fab Administrator

“On Saturday 30th July 2022, Stonewall Housing joined the queer-led Body Movements – an electronic music and dance festival based in Hackney Wick that celebrates queer bodies and joy. With over 100 queer, trans and non-binary artists and performers trailblazing across multiple venues they describe themselves as ‘a melting pot of grass-roots sounds, cultures, identities, dancers, looks and power’.

As part of their dedication to supporting the LGBTQ+ community, they chose to have us as their charity partner last year and gave us the opportunity to host a stall in the centre of the festival grounds to interact with the community and fundraise. Along with the sensational charities We Exist and All Out, we made a comeback to Body Movements as part of their sophomore year last month!

Stonewall Housing were based outside of event space and nightclub hotspot, Colour Factory, occupying a stall decked out in a plethora of pride flags and bunting. Over the course of the day we connected with hundreds of festival goers and joined in with the celebration of queer joy, and by the end of it we had plenty of new supporters signing up to our mailing list and giving donations – our famous pronoun stickers even made an appearance and were as successful as ever! Volunteers consisting of old and new Stonewall Housing employees, Ambassadors and the general public joined in at the stall and did the most amazing job – we couldn’t have done it without all of you. During the festival the sense of community was rampant. Queer culture was being celebrated all over Hackney Wick through the music, outfits and dancing. Some of our highlights were collectives Queer House Party and Pxssy Palace, and the individual DJ sets displayed by Princess Julia and THEMPRESS. Overall, the atmosphere was just unforgettable.

Thank you for having us once again Body Movements! You made us feel welcome the whole time we were there and have set a true example for future events like this. The impact we had was felt through all of the beautiful positive comments we had back from festival goers and the organisers themselves, and the conversations we had with people showed us and them how important our mission of working to end LGBTQ+ homelessness really is.”

Thank you George, for everything you did to make the event such an success.

We also want to say a big thank you to Discount Sticker Printing, who donated our iconic pronoun stickers.