LGBTQIA+ Hidden Histories Trail

30 min
12 stops
LGBTQIA+ stories have often been kept out of mainstream history, so we are keen to make them visible. We are committed to collaborating with communities to make these histories better known and understood.

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We hope you have enjoyed our trail. This is only the beginning of our work exploring LGBTQIA+ histories in our collections, with more to come over time. During 2019–2020, participants with the Impact Arts Creative Pathways +18 employability programme worked alongside National Museums Scotland to create this trail and audio guide. The young people selected objects, researched stories and developed the trail content, supported by NMS. With thanks to Impact Arts participants Dylan, Ivy, Hannah, and Stuart. Additional thanks to Gareth and Laura from National Museums Scotland, and to the LGBT Youth Scotland Consultation Group (Finn, Tom, Ivy, Zoel, Wren and Simon) and members of our Scotland 365 Youth Engagement Team. Audio transcript recording by Lauren Jane Ross, supported by Media Education, with thanks to Sanctuary Queer Arts. LGBTQIA+ is a term used to show the different ways people define their gender and sexuality, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual. Language and definitions are constantly evolving, but this is the term agreed by the young people as the most inclusive.


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