Queer Street is a brand new charity supporting young LGBTQIAP+ young people in the UK.

Vision: Transforming the lives of queer young people so they can live fulfilling and hope-filled lives.

Mission: To create safe and inclusive spaces, in person and online, where young LGBTQIA+ people can find community, counselling and support. We aim to provide homes, social spaces and projects where young people can learn new skills, gain confidence and boost their sense of self-worth.

Show your support for young LGBTQIAP+ people with a #LivingOn tee - find it here! 

Say hello - hello@queerstreet.org.uk 




Nick Gilbert (they/them)

Trustee - Safeguarding

Nick is Queer Street's safeguarding lead, and a big advocate for accessibility of information on our website. They are a Speech and Language Therapist specialising in Learning Disabilities and ASD and are passionate about making changes to the environment so that more people can use services with ease and comfort.
Nick is a member of the LGBTQIAP+ community and believes we are working towards a future where queer people have the right to live happy, healthy lives without the need to fight for it.

Harry Stevens (he/him)

Trustee - Chair

Having studied International Development at University, Harry spent over two years working for a disaster relief charity. Following this, Harry moved into the marketing/tech sector and now works as a Senior Strategy Analyst. He brings Marketing, E-Commerce and Strategy experience to the Queer Street board, as well as his own lived experience as a member of the LGBTQIAP+ community.   

Sarah de Carvalho MBE (she/her)


Sarah founded  It’s a Penalty - a charity with the aim of preventing abuse, exploitation and human trafficking around the world. It’s a Penalty runs awareness-raising and educational campaigns using sport and major sporting events (such as the Olympic Games, Football World Cup and the Super Bowl) as platforms for positive social change. Sarah was made an Honouree for the Campaign’s Female Frontier 2021 Award. She brings her expertise in charity work to Queer Street's board of trustees. 

Joshua Cooke (he/him)

Trustee - Treasurer

Joshua is a Chartered Management Accountant and completed his CIMA Chartership in 2021, having previously completed the AAT qualification in 2017. After leaving school at 16 and training as a Baker, Joshua changed career paths in 2015 to pursue a career in accountancy and finance. He is now a management accountant for a leading technology company based in Cambridge.

Joshua lives with his husband Sam, and their two dogs Ernie and Elsie. He has come a long way since being asked to leave the family home after coming out as gay and wants to support others to have a more positive experience.

Joshua believes that no matter your start in life, with the right support you can go on to achieve your full potential.

Our Trustees