The short film entitled “LGBT Gypsies and Travellers: our stories” focuses on the personal experiences of LGBT Gypsies and Travellers including Irish Traveller and ‘Big Brother 17’ runner-up Hughie Maughan. This short film shares powerful experiences that will resonate with many, not just in the Gypsy and Traveller community but also the wider LGBT community too. Importantly, it shows to LGBT Gypsies and Travellers that they can live happy and fulfilled lives.
The Traveller Movement’s work helping Gypsies and Travellers has picked up a real need for information, support and education in relation to LGBT issues. Especially around the mental health issues LGBT Gypsy and Traveller people may suffer as a consequence of the fears they have about how their sexuality will be received by their community. The second film, “On the road to being you” explores this very issue and outlines the support services that Gypsies and Travellers have available to them if they feel at a loss.
Source: Travellers Times
Artwork: Sophie Caralambous/Traveller Movement