21 years of Scotland’s LGBT History Month

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Ali Kerr, our Head of Partnerships, shares her reflections on LGBT History Month Let’s get this out the way at the start; I am getting old. Stairs are getting harder and the 80’s feel fairly recent. Which should make LGBT History Month right up my street, and yet until a few years ago I didn’t […]

(Un)seen & (Un)heard Voices

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‘(Un)seen, (Un)heard’ Communications Officer, Chloe Gardner, shares her excitement at the launch of our first national exhibition on 15th February. This LGBT history month, we are launching our first (Un)Seen, (Un)Heard exhibition, showcasing the stories of some of Scotland’s young LGBTQ+ people. In the UK, LGBT History Month was created to claim LGBTQ+ past, celebrate […]

My journey from East to West

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My name is Maria; I have a cat called Basil; My background is in acting and performing arts and I am Portuguese. This is how I start my sign-ups with every young person at LGBT Youth Scotland. When we meet, we don’t know each other and that can be a daunting feeling. It was with […]

A Very Brief Overview of my time at LGBT Youth Scotland 2000-2023

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Wow, having a brief to write about my time at LGBT Youth Scotland since starting in 2000 is quite a task. How to put into words the changes as an organisation, the political landscape, the impact for young people, the development of skills and learning for professionals in less than 600 words!     So here […]

A Proud View of the Past

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Growing up in Scotland in the 70s and 80s, Pride wasn’t a thing. I mean there was literally no pride allowed. Pride was a thing that ‘came before a fall’ and was frowned upon in a culture which celebrated humility, very much disapproved of loud or proud and all but denied LGBT identities existed. It wasn’t just […]