We are excited that award-winning Scottish singer and composer Finn Anderson got involved in our #StillProud campaign. Finn hosted a special concert for #PrideMonth last weekend and kindly donated 25% of ticket sales to support our life-changing youth work. Read on and find out why Finn decided to support LGBT Youth Scotland:
“It’s a total pleasure to have supported LGBT Youth Scotland with my recent online concert. The concert was a celebration of my album Until The Light, marking one year since it was released. Alongside other themes, the album explores love and heartbreak through my own personal lens as a young gay Scot. As a songwriter and theatre-maker, I get excited about harnessing Scotland’s rich musical tradition and folklore to explore themes and stories relevant to contemporary audiences.
Growing up in rural Scotland, I look back and realise how much LGBTQ+ culture and education was absent from my childhood. I was lucky to be immersed in music and theatre growing up, but the stories of the queer community were mostly not visible. Scotland prides itself on being a progressive country for Queer rights, and I do feel we are making huge strides which is exciting. I’m passionate about supporting that progress - particularly for young people growing up in Scotland.
I firmly believe we must continue to celebrate our difference as much as we celebrate that which we have in common. As humans I reckon it is our multiplicity, our different viewpoints and contrasting life experiences that will enable us to collectively tackle the major social and environmental issues facing us in years to come. So for me Pride month is a time to celebrate diversity and difference, within the LGBTQ+ community and more widely too.
At a time when we are not able to get together and celebrate our Pride, it feels fitting to be supporting a charity that helps nurture and empower Scotland’s young LGBTQ+ people over the long term. Thank you LGBTYS for the wonderful work you do.”
Find out more about Finn and tune in at http://finnanderson.co.uk/
We rely on the support from people like Finn who take the initiative to fundraise for LGBT Youth Scotland to keep our youth work services running. Find out how you can get involved in our #StillProud campaign here.