Due to COVID-19 The Conversation is no longer going ahead as planned.
Following consultation and discussions with all partners The Coming Back Out Conversation will be postponed until later in the year.
Your original ticket(s) for The Conversation will remain valid and we will update you as soon as we can on the new date.
However if you would like a refund or would like to cancel your ticket(s) please email the National Theatre of Scotland on [email protected] or call on 0141 227 9019 and we will arrange this.
The Coming Back Out Conversation welcomes everyone who is interested in progressing this international conversation around the health and wellbeing of LGBTI+ people in Scotland.
This event will open up vital discussions and act as an opportunity to hear from LGBTI+ people, alongside industry experts, about their experiences of getting older: in everyday life, in care services, and in health provision. We will hear about where we have come from, the reality of life now in Scotland and what we need to do to ensure the health and happiness of all LGTBI+ people into the future.
Inspired by visiting Australia’s National LGBTI+ Ageing and Aged Care Conference with All The Queens Men, we are excited to share learning from and with our Australian partners, around legislative changes made to protect and celebrate the LGBTI+ ageing community.
The day will consist of a mix of speakers with different perspectives, structured discussions and informal chances to chat. It is designed to work towards tangible steps we can all take to make people’s lives better right now. We want to harness expertise of LGBTI+ elders and those who have the power to implement real change. This event has been shaped by people with lived experience of the issues, as well as those from organisations such as Age Scotland, Scottish Care, Care Inspectorate, Scottish Trans Alliance and LGBT Youth Scotland.
This event will be run in tandem with The Coming Back Out Ball– a spectacular social event celebrating the lives and stories of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse and Intersex elders.
Location: Rockvilla, 125 Craighall Road, Glasgow, G4 9TL
Facilitated by Maggie Kinloch, Professor Emerita of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Key speakers to include Christina McKelvie, MSP (Minister for Older People and Equalities)
More speakers to be announced.
For more information email: [email protected] or call 0141 221 067