Scottish LGBTQ+ magazine partners with RNLI for LGBT History Month

Melanie May | 14 February 2022 | News

Somewhere for US magazine with RNLI yellow wellies and helmet
Credit: Claire Macdonald

Scottish LGBTQ+ quarterly magazine, Somewhere: For Us, is collaborating with the RNLI for its Spring 2022 “Lifesavers” issue, launching in February during LGBT History Month. 

The 98-page family-friendly arts, culture, heritage and enterprise magazine launched in November 2020 and has a growing membership and readership across Scotland, and beyond.

The Spring 2022 issue includes features and interviews with Douglas Stuart, Roísín Murphy and a celebration of Scotland’s lifesaving charities, including the RNLI, as well as features written by and for Scotland’s LGBTQ+ and ally community.

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The cover for the special collaboration has been created by Edinburgh-based illustrator Madeleine Leisk. Prints of the feature cover and copies of the magazine are available in the Somewhere: For Us online shop with £5 from the sale of every print being donated to the RNLI. 

Somewhere: For Us Co-Editors Kathryn Pierce and Thomas Anderson-Thatcher said: 

“We are delighted to collaborate with the RNLI, one of the UK’s oldest and much-loved charities, to celebrate Scotland’s Lifesavers with our specially-commissioned cover art and fundraising print. With their clear commitment to international human rights and their vital role in keeping Scotland’s coastal communities safe, we are proud to be supporting their work.”

Jill Hepburn, RNLI Lifesaving Manager for Scotland, said: 

“We’re proud to partner with Somewhere: For Us, Scotland’s national LGBTQ+ magazine, during LGBT History Month and we are delighted that the magazine is supporting our lifesaving service in a very special way. You don’t need to have plenty of maritime experience, qualifications, or even have been aboard a boat to be a RNLI lifesaver. But you do need to feel free to be yourself. The water does not discriminate, and neither do we. We’re committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion throughout our lifesaving communities, and it’s amazing to see this celebrated in the magazine and the joyous fundraising print.”