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OurStory Scotland crossing boundaries

In/Out: Crossing Boundaries

Exhibition mounted by OurStory Scotland at the
International Lesbian and Gay Alliance (ILGA Europe) Annual Conference
Glasgow, 15-19 October 2003

OurStory Scotland provided an exhibition which ran throughout the conference. The exhibition was coordinated by our Visual Arts Coordinator, Aileen Graham. Themes included were the three Glasgow LGBT centres, documentation of the first ever international conference (Edinburgh), and stories of migration and international contacts/exchange, to reflect a theme of Scotland in an international context.

Boards from the exhibition went on to form part of a further exhibition at the Glasgow LGBT Centre to coincide with Glasgay in November 2003.

Here you can read the words that accompanied the exhibition:
Words for In/Out: Crossing Boundaries

Oral History Workshop

At the conference, OurStory Scotland teamed up with Edinburgh's 'Remember When?' project to run an oral history workshop that was well attended. Delegates from Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Scotland exchanged ideas and experience in conducting, archiving and representing oral history with the LGBT community. The oral history workshop took place against the backdrop of the OurStory Scotland exhibition, so we were able to refer to this as one of the ways of representing the stories of the LGBT community.

International Cultural Evening

There was also an international cultural evening hosted by the Glasgow LGBT Centre (7-9pm Fri 17 October 2003) provided by Diverse Arts with OurStory Scotland. This included readings by OurStory Scotland members. See, for example:

First International Gay Rights Congress Edinburgh 1974

Reports from the first ever international gay rights conference, Edinburgh 1974