I am conducting an exploration into what it is like (& what it has been like) to live as an LGBTQ+ person in the North East of Ireland in the last 50 years. At the moment, I am in the process of gathering experiences & stories, but ultimately the plan is to tell these stories through a theatrical piece, with members of the LGBTQ+ community in the North East telling the stories. There is no plan for the final piece yet, but the exploration, the participants involved and the experiences collected will all inform the final piece.NB - By filling in this questionnaire you are not required to be involved any further ... unless you wish to be. I would be very grateful if you could fill out the questionnaire below in as much detail as possible. I am eager to get stories from as many different members of the LGBTQ+ community who have lived in the North East (Louth, Meath, Monaghan & Cavan) for any considerable amount of time in the last 50 year, so please feel free to share this questionnaire with anyone you think fits that criteria (even if they don’t currently live in the North East anymore). I am especially keen to hear from those who may have recollections from earlier in the time period we’re working from (1969 onwards). All respondents must be 18+.I understand that some events maybe quite some time ago so please don’t stress & feel free to use your best recollection/approximation.
All personal information gathered is Private & Confidential and if an experience you recounted (or something like it) is used in a final theatrical piece, all identifying information will be changed to protect privacy.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
Many thanksAnthony Kinahan(in association with Create Ireland / Arts Council; Upstate Theatre Project; Outcomers LGBTQ Support Service & An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk)