We’re shining our rainbow torch on some of our LGBT History Month highlights:
LGBT History Month is a fantastic opportunity to learn, strengthen our knowledge and understanding of all things LGBT+ and network at the many diverse events taking place to celebrate the month across Scotland and beyond. This important annual festival aims to celebrate the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people from our past and present.
As this year marks 50 years since the beginning of the global LGBT+ rights movement with the Stonewall riots, and with so many inclusive events taking place throughout February, we’re shining our rainbow torch on some of the highlights.
queer timɘs school prints is an exhibition exploring aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, polysexual, queer and intersex + allies (LGBTPQI+A) histories and experiences in Scotland from the past 50 years.
Where: Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow
When: Everyday until 10th March 2019, 10am-5pm
Price: It’s free
LGBT History Month at Elgin Library offers visitors the opportunity to browse LGBT+ displays, their book and media collection and to join the team at some special pop-up events throughout February. The library have even curated their very own reading lists that includes some suggested authors and titles. These resources will be available all month and are free. Follow their #RainbowReads hashtag on social media.
Where: Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1HS
When: Everyday until the end of February. 10am-8pm, Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm, Saturday, closed Sunday
Price: It’s free
SQIFF Shorts on Tour is a selection of film screenings, panel discussions and filmmaker Q&A’s taking place across Scotland throughout February. The SQIFF team will be stopping off at Dundee, Glasgow, St Andrews, Hawick, Ayr, Edinburgh and Stirling.
Where: At venues across Scotland. Find a screening near you at www.sqiff.org/event/sqiff-shorts-on-tour/
When: Throughout February
Price: Tickets offered on a sliding scale of free to £8
Lavender Menace: The Return will see the iconic Lavender Menace Bookshop recreated. Beyond Gender youth group will welcome Lavender Menace and members of the Lothian Trans Support Programme to take part in a pop-up bookshop and an inter-generational Human Library. The bookshop was opened in Edinburgh in 1982 by Sigrid Nielsen and Bob Orr and was Scotland’s only LGBT bookshop.
Where: LGBT Youth Scotland, 30 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6JD
When: Tuesday 19th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February 2019, 6-9pm
147Hz Can't Pass is a celebration of queer experience and an introduction through person not definition to trans non-binary gender identity. A calculated mess of movement, energy, spoken word and slam style poetry. Humanising the marginalised, and sensationalised, to ask will you walk this road with me? This was one of our Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 highlights so be sure to check it out!
Where: Dance Base, Scotland's National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU
When: Sunday 10th February 2019, 4-5pm
Price: It’s free, Register for your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/147hz-cant-pass-by-activising-for-change-tickets-55363546859
Juno Dawson: Edinburgh University Visiting Writers offers you the opportunity to hear from award-winning author Juno Dawson. At this event Juno will read from her work, talk about her writing and take questions from the floor. The event will be chaired by Alice Tarbuck and there will be an opportunity to buy books and have them signed by Juno at the end.
Where: Lighthouse - Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB
When: Thursday 28th February 2019, 6.30-8.30pm
Price: Sadly this event is sold out. More tickets may become available so keep checking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/juno-dawson-edinburgh-university-visiting-writers-tickets-54917673239
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For more details on all these and many many more events on offer in Scotland this LGBT History Month, check out this fantastic events programme co-ordinated each year by LGBT Youth Scotland. Check out their Resources page for great ways to get your organisation involved!
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