If you could tell someone 100 years from now something about your life today, what would you tell them? What do you want for your own future, and for the LGBTQ+ community in Scotland as a whole? We invited young people from schools in Glasgow to write letters to their future selves and share their hopes and dreams for tomorrow. Here you will also find an interview from two of our youngest participants (just 13 years old!) These submissions reflect that no matter our gender or sexuality, we all hope for the same things. For love, for safety, for a good career, for families, and for adventure.

Millie & Roo Interview

Millie and Roo, both 13, Perth, 2023

This interview was conducted in Perth in partnership with Culture Perth and Kinross.


Topics: Topics: hopes for the future, culture, fashion, music, friendship, family


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Letters to our Future Selves

Scottish Queer International Film Festival, 26/9/23

We invited Schools from across Glasgow to attend a screening of a Past, Present and Proud interview and a short film created by the Q Arts Collective. They then had the opportunity to contribute to the archives by writing a letter to their future selves.




Liam (side 1)

Liam (side 2)


Highland Pride Flag 

Highland Pride, 22nd July 2023

Messages for LGBTQ+ people of the future written on a pride flag by attendees of Highland Pride 2023





It Gets Better

One of two It Gets Better films made by LGBT Youth Scotland and Lucy Ball, as part of our three year National Coming Out Project, funded by the Big Lottery.

Share your story

This exhibition is an organic thing – an accessible archive space where you can tell or show us what life is like for you. You are so welcome here and we’d love you to feel a part of what we are doing. 



Share your hopes and dreams for the future for us: please use our submission portal here.


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