A major new training and volunteering program to support LGBT people gain access to media opportunities is due to launch in Scotland shortly.

Pink Saltire will work in partnership with Scotland’s LGBT radio station, Scene Radio, and the renowned queer culture publication, Scene Alba Magazine, to offer participants multi-media training and then the chance to have their work published.

The national LGBT charity, based in Fife, are celebrating with £10,000 of support being confirmed from the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Awards for All’ scheme.  The funding will be used to support the charity deliver the training for more than 100 LGBT people in four locations this year – Aberdeen, Dundee, Fife and Forth Valley.

Pink Saltire Founder, Stuart Duffy, said:

“We are very lucky to have the support of our friends at Big Lottery Fund Scotland, who continue to offer much-needed financial investment in LGBT work here in Scotland. The ethos at Pink Saltire is to give LGBT people in Scotland a louder voice in society and this skills investment will cover both technical and practical experiences for 21st-century media. We all carry a TV studio, radio station and the web in our pockets now, so its never been easier to record your own experiences and share them with the world. Only by increasing the awareness of the real lived experiences of LGBT people right around Scotland, can we ever hope to eradicate stigma and discrimination from our lives.”

Details on how to take part will be available via the Pink Saltire website and social media outlets shortly.

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