Stories of our LGBTI+ history

This upcoming project in partnership with ILGA Portugal aims to create and publish a podcast (audio interviews) with the stories of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex people born before 1965.

The fight for LGBTI+ rights has advanced a lot in the last two decades, but its history begins much earlier. What did it mean to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or intersex, during a period of dictatorship in Portugal? And after that? What was the community like? Which struggles were there? 

Listening to our people’s stories and experiences, knowing where we come from, is also a way for us to continue to grow, to experiment, to live our identities and to adopt, ourselves, a role of passing on testimony and creating a collective narrative .

Participation in the project includes storytelling workshops and support in story preparation. The final content to be published will be defined by the participating people and will be open access.

Do you identify as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or Intersex person and were you born before 1965? Then sign up and share your story with us!

We want to get a diverse set of stories, across identities and geographic areas, so it may not be possible to register all the stories this season – but other opportunities will exist!

Note: the project has the possibility of maintaining the anonymity of people who, for reasons associated with political, social or family contexts, do not want to make their name and surname public.