On 4th April 2017, the 22nd Annual Property Awards, organised by ‘Property Week’ magazine, were held at Grosvenor House in Park Lane, Mayfair.
As the £400 per head delegates arrived for the prestigious event, they were greeted by a pile of stinking horse manure and a boisterous demonstration organised by various groups including Class War and the Sexual Avengers.
Inside, Gerald Ronson was inducted to the ‘Hall of Fame’ along with Canary Wharf CEO Sir George Iacobescu. Ronson, you might remember, is a convicted fraudster and thief, for his part in the ‘Guinness Four’ share fraud. Iacobescu’s own company overseeing the building of Canary Wharf went bust, owing more than $20billion, but he went on unscathed to run the Canary Wharf Group anyway.
Real Media spoke with activists from ‘Sexual Avengers’ who described how the housing crisis is disproportionately affecting queer people. They claim that figures show a quarter of the UK’s homeless children are LGBTQ, a fifth of trans people have been denied housing because of their identity, a quarter of trans homeless people have faced sexual assault in shelters, and a quarter of queer people have suffered domestic abuse. They are calling for queer-specific homelessness services, and they support the wider call for more social housing, an end to inner-city luxury developments, the scrapping of help to buy and right to buy, and a rent cap. More info on their Facebook page and @SexualAvengers.