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EveryoneIN was Scotland’s only funded project that focused on the intersections of race and religion with gender identity and sexual orientation. The project ran between 2008-2012 in equal partnership with Black and Minority Ethnic Infrastructure in Scotland (BEMIS) and had been previously funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

EveryoneIN promoted the inclusion of Minority Ethnic Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (ME/LGBT) people in services through:

Community Champions

We provided tailored one-to-one mentoring for activists that wanted to focus on the ME/LGBT intersections. Community Champions provided personal testimonies at our trainings and events; got support with their own activism activities and helped us run information stalls at Prides and other events.

Action Groups

We set up two local Action Groups. One in Glasgow, and one in Dumfries. The Action Groups brought a wide variety of different organisations together to network and do partnership work that focused on the ME/LGBT intersections.


We provided both bespoke and general training sessions for organisations on how to better include ME/LGBT people in services.


We produced the first Scottish research reports on the inclusion of ME/LGBT people in services: the EveryoneIN report, 2009, and on the situation for LGBT asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland: the Safety, Sanctuary and Solidarity report, 2011.

These reports can be downloaded from our intersectional publications page.