The Coming Back Out Conversation

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.


Date: Thursday 11 June 2020
Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
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: 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.

Accessible performances available:

  • Autism Friendly

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • BSL British Sign Language Performance

  • Captioned

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