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Further Out

There are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in every part of Scotland from our biggest cities to our smallest settlements and islands. We know through our published research, Further Out; The Scottish LGBT Rural Equality Report, that while LGBTI equality has progressed considerably in recent years the lived experience of LGBTI communities in urban settings is vastly different to that of LGBTI communities in more rural and island settings.

51% of LGBT people living in rural areas have personally experienced prejudice or discrimination for being LGBT.

70% feel that more needs to be done to tackle inequality experienced by LGBT people living outside of Scotland’s biggest cities.

62% believe that LGBT people outside of Scotland’s biggest cities face more inequality.

81% said they had experienced LGBT+ phobic comments and attitudes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pandemic too has had a big impact on LGBTI people living rurally, with less opportunities to connect with other LGBTI people, increasing loneliness and isolation.

That’s why we we’ll be taking to the road in August and September with out street stall, pride flags and materials. We’ll be reconnecting with LGBTI people on high streets and town squares across rural and island Scotland, and we’re up for a coffee and a chat in places where we won’t be setting up the street stall.

We’ll be following the latest COVID-19 guidance at all times, and will be taking regular lateral flow tests.

Where we’ll be (follow our social media channels for exact times and locations):

Monday 16th August Dunbar Street Stall on High Street
Tuesday 17th August Galashiels (morning) Street Stall on High Street
  Hawick (afternoon) Street Stall on Bourtree Place
Wednesday 18th August Dumfries Street Stall on High Street
Thursday 19th August Stranraer Street Stall on George Street
Friday 20th August Ayr Street Stall on High Street
Monday 23rd August St Andrews Street Stall on South Street
Tuesday 24th August Blairgowrie Street Stall on Wellmeadow
Wednesday 25th August Arbroath Street Stall on High Street
Thursday 26th August Stonehaven Street Stall on Market Square
Friday 27th August Lerwick, Shetland Street Stall
Monday 30th August Peterhead (morning) Street Stall on Marsichal Street 
  Fraserburgh (afternoon) Street Stall on Saltoun Square 
Tuesday 31st August Elgin Street Stall on High Street
Wednesday 1st September Aviemore Street Stall on Grampian Rd
Thursday 2nd September Wick Street Stall on High Street
Friday 3rd September Kirkwall, Orkney Street Stall
Monday 6th September Durness Coffee Shop
Tuesday 7th September Ullapool Street Stall
Wednesday 8th September Stornoway, Na h-Eileanan an Iar Street Stall
Thursday 9th September Portree Street Stall
Friday 10th September Fort William Street Stall
Monday 13th September Mallaig Coffee Shop
Tuesday 14th September North Uist Coffee Shop
Wednesday 15th September Benbecula/South Uist Coffee Shop
Thursday 16th September Barra Coffee Shop
Saturday 18th September Tobermory, Mull Coffee Shop
Monday 20th September Dunoon Street Stall
Tuesday 21st September Campbeltown Street Stall
Wednesday 22nd September Bowmore, Islay Coffee Shop
Thursday 23rd September Colonsay Coffee Shop
Saturday 25th September Oban Oban Pride

If you’ve any questions about Further Out or would like to get involved please contact scott [at] equality-network.org

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