Sharing the voice of local LGBT+ communities

LGBT flag in the air
Monika Reichelt

As part of the LGBT History Month and the national Year of Stories 2022, the Pink Saltire charity have created ‘The Pink Triangle Podcast’ where individuals from across the LGBT+ community share their personal stories about life in Scotland, indluding small, rural areas.

The first episode features two older lesbian women from rural Scotland, Elaine and Michelle, who talk about the challenges of their early lives and coming out against the backdrop of real change in Scotland for LGBT+ people in recent years. You can listen below:  

Alongside the podcast, the Pink Saltire have also organised a number of events to celebrate this year's LGBT+ History Month. You can still register for the following dates:

This project is supported by the Year of Stories Community Fund and aims at uniting all LGBT+ voices from across Scotland and raising awareness of the lived experience of LGBT+ communities locally. 

Marie Christie, Head of Development at VisitScotland, said:

“We are delighted to be supporting Pink Saltire through the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. Events play an important role in our communities as they sustain livelihoods and help to celebrate and promote our unique places, spaces and stories. Themed Years are all about collaboration and Museums Galleries Scotland, National Lottery Heritage Fund and VisitScotland are pleased to work in partnership to create this fund to showcase community stories. By supporting events taking place within our communities, including the Pink Triangle Podcast, new opportunities with be provided for locals and visitors to come together and find out more about the diverse stories, past and present, that our communities have to share.”