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Celebrating LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month - Rainbow Ukes

4 March 2024

LGBT History Month is celebrated across the UK in February to mark the contribution made by LGBTQ+ people to society and to shed light on the unheard stories of people from the community.

Older LGBTQ+ people have often had to hide their identities due to laws criminalising homosexuality, which were only abolished within the last couple of decades, so understanding the history and progress of LGBTQ+ rights is vital as we continue to strive for positive change.

We were delighted to host an event to mark LGBT History Month at Age Scotland’s Causewayside office on Wednesday 28th February.

We were joined by members of our LGBTQ+ Older People’s Network, Playlist for Life, Lavender Menace, and members of LGBT Health and Wellbeing, including the Rainbow Ukes ukelele orchestra who gave a wonderful performance of some crowd-pleasing songs.

Representatives from Lavender Menace Queer Books Archive shared fascinating history and stories of the archive and discussed their ongoing work to preserve the cultural and literary history of the LGBT+ community.

We were also delighted to collaborate once again with Playlist for Life to launch a new Pride playlist, which features a mixture of upbeat celebration songs and songs of remembrance to mark LGBT History month, curated by the LGBTQ Older People’s Network and Age Scotland staff.

Thank you to everyone who joined us!