Danielle Eadie

LGBTYS BOARD 07

Why do you want to make Scotland the best place for LGBTQ+ young people to flourish and thrive? Honestly, because every single young person in Scotland deserves this. Scotland is one of the most beautiful places in the world, with some of the best people, but I know this is not the experience of everyone […]

Nic Mooney

LGBTYS BOARD 03

Why do you want to make Scotland the best place for LGBTQ+ young people to flourish and thrive? All LGBTQ+ young people should feel safe and accepted in all areas of their lives and we should be ambitious in aiming for the best for them. What is your experience? I’ve worked in the charity sector […]

Ian Rivers

Ian Rivers

Ian is a professor at the University of Strathclyde. He is a psychologist and educationalist and chairs the Scottish Council of Deans of Education (2018-2020).    Ian works internationally and is best known for his work on understanding and combating homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Ian is also an honorary member of LGBT Youth Scotland. […]

Reverend Dean Fostekew

Dean Fostekew

Why do you want to make Scotland the best place for LGBTQ+ young people to flourish and thrive? I’m convinced that every individual should be allowed to be who they truly are; supported and encouraged to become the best version of themselves that they hope to be. I wish that he had had access to […]

Ali Kerr

LGBTYS BOARD 02

Why do you want to make Scotland the best place for LGBTQ+ young people to flourish and thrive? I want to live in a country I am proud of. One which sets the standard for fairness, kindness and equity. Young people are the future of Scotland and if we ensure that all young people can […]

James Blair

LGBTYS BOARD 05

Why do you want to make Scotland the best place for LGBTQ+ young people to flourish and thrive? Because Scotland is a great country to live in, and we should be a country where LGBTQ+ young people can flourish, live, and love.  What is your experience? I am gay man with a husband and two […]

Audrey Connolly

LGBTYS BOARD 04

Why do you want to make Scotland the best place for LGBTQ+ young people to flourish and thrive? I have always been driven by helping young people achieve their full potential – if each individual is able to be their very best then everyone benefits and hopefully this in turn creates a virtuous cycle to […]

Lewis Shand Smith

LGBTYS BOARD 06

Lewis became a Trustee and Convener in November 2019. A Shetlander, who after university and training returned as Rector of the Episcopal Churches. A former Convener of Shetland Islands Council, he changed career when appointed Deputy Ombud in Scotland. After that, he spent 10 years as the UK Energy, Telecoms and Property Ombud.   Since […]

Michelle Sodo

MICHELLE SODO

Why do you want to make Scotland the best place for LGBTQ+ young people to flourish and thrive? Over my years at the charity I’ve seen and heard the struggles that many LGBTQ+ young people experience in their day-to-day lives. I’ve listened to the hate and I’ve seen the barriers. A brilliantly articulate young trans person […]

Nicola Booth

LGBTYS BOARD 01

Why do you want to make Scotland the best place for LGBTQ+ young people to flourish and thrive? I am very lucky in my role that I get to work with our amazing young people, and see and hear about their experiences first hand. We know that LGBTQ+ young people face additional barriers, and that […]