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Becoming Visible

Our very first collective venture was our inaugural exhibition 'Becoming Visible', which ran from November 2002 to January 2003 at the Glasgow LGBT Centre. Some of the background to the exhibition is given in an article published in CentrePoint in September 2002:
Our Stories Our Selves

In the same issue Jim Campbell contributed an article on the forthcoming exhibition, 'Becoming Visible: An Exhibition on the Social History of the Glasgow LGBT Community', while a later article, published in March 2003, gave an account of:
Becoming Visible: Setting Up the LGBT Archive Exhibition

Work by participants on the Becoming Visible exhibition can be seen in a selection of photos taken by Ian Strang during the preparations:
Preparations for Becoming Visible -under construction

Feedback on the exhibition was highly positive, and you can read the entries in the comments book.

Ian Strang photographed the whole exhibition to enable a virtual tour, by clicking on each picture or area of a picture to enter into greater depth:

>> Becoming Visible Virtual Exhibition

Becoming Visible

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Exhibition of
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender history in Scotland
View the online exhibition

Setting Up the LGBT Archive Exhibition

Find out how the Becoming Visible Exhibition came about

Comments from Visitors to the Exhibition

"Powerfully challenging & affirming- full of pride, courage, compassion and inspirational hope for the future."

"A great reminder of our history."

"Excellent, well done."

>> Read more comments from the comments book