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Queer Champions 2018 Participants

Queer Champions Exhibition 2018 – Participants

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Alyn Smith Alyn Smith is a Scottish politician, and Scottish National Party Member of the European Parliament for Scotland.
Andrew Patterson Andrew is a former turner and care worker, an authorised preacher and an active ally, voice and supporter of the transgender community in Scotland.
Ben Hunter Ben Hunter is a masculine butch dyke lesbian, she hails from Nigeria, she currently resides in Glasgow and volunteers for the Equality Network.
Ellen Galford Ellen Galford wrote The Dyke and the Dybbuk, The Fires of Bride, and other lesbian feminist fiction. She’s now writing poetry, some of it in Yiddish.
Garry Mac Garry Mac is a Glaswegian writer and comic book artist currently working on a semi-autobiographical queer graphic novel.
Horse McDonald Horse is simply one of Scotland’s all-time greatest vocalists and songwriters. “Her voice wraps us up like a great big duvet” – The Scotsman
Jamie Valentine Jamie Valentine is co-founder and chair of OurStory Scotland, a charity which collects, archives and presents the life stories of the LGBT community in Scotland.
Leo Siebert National Union of Students, Trans Activist
Lisa Charlwood-Green Lisa is the Director of The WOW Network which exists to support, guide and connect with LGBT women in the workplace.
Mitch Alexander Mitch is a queer videogame designer and artist living in Glasgow, with work focusing on monstrous identity and queer community.
Mridul Wadhwa Mridul lives in Edinburgh and works to end gender based violence, her activism focuses on the lives of migrant women experiencing gender based violence.
Nick Shane Nick Shane is a Dundee based Mod musician and political activist, with high recognition in music, fashion and Gay Rights campaigning.
Nosheen Founder of GLITCH Festival
Robbie Norval Robbie is a proud gay man, and a proud social entrepreneur, founder of lingo flamingo – who believes in empowering older adults and challenging stigma about ageing and dementia.
Robert Gayle Robert is an established figure in the Scottish arts scene – as actor and performer, writer, artistic director and advocate of equality of access for disabled people.
Rowan Alison Rowan is the founder of Glasgow Free Pride
Stuart Duffy Stuart is a multi-media journalist and business owner based in Fife and the Founder of Pink Saltire and Fife Pride.
Sue John Sue John has been a feminist and LGBTQ activist for over thirty years. She works at Glasgow Women’s Library, the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s history.
Tom Harlow International burlesque performer and activist
Zoe Strachan Academic and writer
Louise Welsh Louise Welsh is an academic and writer who works across genres. She lives in Glasgow.

 

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Queer Champions

Queer Champions a landmark collaborative exhibition project by Ajamu, the Equality Network, Outspoken Arts Scotland, Street level and Equality Network.

Queer Champions is a series of black and white portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer individuals in Scotland who are celebrities, artists, activists, campaigners, community workers, or unsung heroes.

Queer Champions captures the richness and diversity of a Scottish community.

This work will be exhibited in February 2018 as part of LGBT History Month Scotland.

Commissioned by Outspoken Arts Scotland

5-9 Feb, Scottish Parliament  (not publicly accessible)
Horse Wynd, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH99 1SP

14 Feb – 2 Mar, University of the West of Scotland
THU 15 FEB: VIEWING & LAUNCH FOR LGBT HISTORY MONTH
High Street, Paisley PA1 2BE (Atrium)  (9am-5pm Mon-Sat)

5 Mar – 25 May, Rose & Grants
27 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB  (9am-5pm daily)

Outspoken Arts Scotland is a Scottish Charity SCO23620
Supported by Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council

Presented with the kind support of 
The Scottish Parliament
the University of the West of Scotland
Rose & Grants Cafe

Artists Biography:  http://outspokenarts.org/ajamu-ikwe-tyehimba/

Participants: http://outspokenarts.org/queer-champions-2018-participants/

 

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