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LGBTI People of the Commonwealth exhibition

LGBTI People of the Commonwealth‘LGBTI People of the Commonwealth’ highlights the challenges facing LGBTI groups in the 53 Commonwealth countries, and their campaign work. The exhibition runs from 23rd July to 1st August in Pride House Glasgow before beginning a tour of Scotland.

celebrate_lottery_fund_logoThe Equality Network welcomes athletes and visitors to the Commonwealth Games. Much of the Commonwealth is not a good place to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex. Due historically to the legal legacy of the British Empire, of the 53 member states of the Commonwealth, 42 criminalise some or all consensual private adult same-sex sexual behaviour. Trans and intersex rights also vary dramatically. Across the Commonwealth, LGBTI people are denied equal access to health services, employment, education, employment, housing and human rights.

LGBTI people of the Commonwealth’ is an exhibition which recognises and celebrates the work of LGBTI groups and organisations in the 53 countries that make up the Commonwealth, to raise the visibility of LGBTI people and their lives during the Commonwealth Games and beyond. The exhibition will run at Pride House, 14 Albion St, Glasgow, from 11am on Wednesday 23rd July, through to the evening of Friday 1st August, and will then go on tour to venues around Scotland. Entry to Pride House is free.

Other confirmed venues:

South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Rutherglen Town Hall 139 Main Street, Rutherglen Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd August A map can be found here.
 Robert-Gordon-University-logo Robert Gordon University Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen Tuesday 5th – Wednesday 6th August A map can be found here.
There will be a special reception held by the RGU LGBT staff network at at 6pm on Tuesday 5th August. All Welcome.
North Ness, Lerwick,
Shetland Islands,
Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th August A map can be found here.
There will be a social gathering at Mareel for LGBTI people, friends and family on Friday 8th Aug at 7.30pm
HighLife Highland Logo Inverness Library Farraline Park
Monday 11th – Saturday 16th August A map can be found here.
Leisure & Culture Dundee Dundee Central Library Wellgate, Dundee, Angus DD1 1DB Monday 18th – Wednesday 20th August A map can be found here.
Gayfield Creative Spaces Gayfield Creative Spaces 11 Gayfield Square Edinburgh EH1 3NT Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th August A map can be found here.
 Please note that there are stairs to the exhibition in this venue.
WDLeisureTrustlogo Play Drome 2 Abbotsford Road, Clydebank, G81 1PA Tuesday 26th Aug – Tuesday 2nd Sept A map can be found here.
Borders College Logo Borders College Nether Rd, Galashiels, TD1 3HE Wednesday 3rd Sept – Friday 5th Sept A map can be found here.

The exhibition content is also available in a book format here.