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Out to Access

Out to Access was Scotland’s only funded project that focuses on the intersections of disability with gender identity and sexual orientation. The project ran between 2011-2012 in partnership with Inclusion Scotland and Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA), and was funded by the Scottish Government Equality Unit.

Out to Access promoted the inclusion of Disabled Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (D/LGBT) people in services through:

Community Champions

We provided tailored one-to-one mentoring for activists that wanted to focus on the D/LGBT intersections. Community Champions provided personal testimonies at our trainings and events; got support with their own activism activities and participated in the creation of the Putting the Pieces Together report.

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 D/LGBT intersections.


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


Our Putting the Pieces Together report can be downloaded for free from our intersectional publications page. It is the first Scottish focused report on how disabled LGBT people are being included in services.