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OurStory Scotland

... recording the stories of the LGBT community in Scotland

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Edwin Morgan the Scots Maker and Glasgow's Poet Laureate

Artistic Heritage

OurStory Scotland celebrates the artistic heritage through which we make sense of our lives. This includes storytelling, drama and exhibitions, and the various visual, aural and verbal works of art that contribute to our heritage.

A Selection of Poems

When the homophobic legislation Section 2A had been successfully repealed in Scotland, this poem was written to encourage those south of the border to continue the struggle for its repeal throughout the UK:

>> End Section 28 for the Whole UK

OurStory Scotland provided a workshop and exhibition for the ILGA Europe Conference in Glasgow, 15-19 October 2003. At an international cultural evening, hosted by the Glasgow LGBT centre, poems were presented, including the following which was written specially for the occasion:
>> Euroverse

For seXshunned, our successful 2004 theatre production with 7:84 Theatre Company, we began and ended the play with a poem on the theme of the first undisguised lesbian novel, Radclyffe Hall's 'The Well of Loneliness' (1928). The poem, by Monte Hennegin, looks at the coming and going of the Well for an individual facing a more or less hostile society, and a further poem gives a humorous account of how Monte joined the production.

>> The Well
>> seXshunned at the Arches

Poetry of Our Patron

Edwin Morgan, our Patron, recorded an oral history interview with OurStory Scotland. The interview includes autobiographical background to some of his works, including the following poem:

>> Night Pillion