The Coming Back Out Conversation

No longer going ahead as planned



It is with a very heavy heart that we are looking at the impact of COVID-19 and how this affects our planned activities and tours and the people we work with. The health of all, and especially of those who are the most vulnerable to the effects of the virus, is the first and foremost priority of the organisation.

Following consultation and discussions with all partners we have taken the difficult decision of postponing The Coming Back Out Conversation.

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 us on or call us on 0141 227 9019 and we will arrange this.

Scotland’s first national forum about LGBTI+ people and ageing.

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 LGBTI+ 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.

For more information email: or call 0141 221 067


A National Theatre of Scotland and All The Queens Men co-production, in partnership with Eden Court, Luminate and LGBT Health and Wellbeing, and in association with Glasgow City Council.

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