Celebrate Refugee Festival Scotland with Pride!

June marks Pride Month, celebrating the lives and histories of LGBTQI+ individuals and communities across the world.

With LGBTQI+ people facing persecution across the world, and at a time when hard-fought rights are under attack in the UK – this Refugee Festival Scotland, we are delighted to celebrate the lives and stories of LGBTQI+ people who have sought refuge here!

Whether you’re interested in storytelling, making new friends, sport or dancing the night away – we’ve got an event for you!

  1. LGBT Unity 5-a-side Tournament

LGBT Unity is hosting an inclusive 5-a-side football tournament for LGBTQIA+ refugees and asylum seekers and allies. The tournament will be a chance for LGBTQIA+ refugees and asylum seekers to meet others from outside their own community and build understanding.

Mixed gender teams will enter in advance and compete against each other in a supportive environment. There will be refreshments for players to enjoy and a chance to socialise between matches.

Where? Powerleague Soccer Centre, Kennedy St, Glasgow G4 0PR

When? 15th June 2024, 12.30-4.30pm

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2. Preserving stories of LGBTQI+ refugees in Scotland for future generations

If you identify as LGBTQI+ and have experienced the UK’s asylum system/displacement/migration, we want to hear from you!

Meet OurStory Scotland, who support LGBTQI+ people in Scotland to share their stories. Discover oral history, mapping and storytelling techniques. Take part in a group oral history interview and be part of Scotland’s vibrant LGBT history!

Where? CCA Clubroom, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow G2 3JD

When? 20th June 2024, 2-5pm

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3. ARAB TAKEOVER

A night of live performances and music celebrating Arab resilience. Bringing home to Glasgow.

Line up: KARIM SERRY, DIJA, JOUMANA, HIBA

Live performances by: INTI BINT, CARAMELLA, HUSS

Where? Civic House, Glasgow G4 9RH

When? 16th June 2024, 7pm – late

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