Conference Social 2023: Drag Bingo

Monday 16th October 2023, 8pm

Our popular Drag Bingo event is returning to conference for another year! Come join us for a night of fun and great prizes, and to support OFI’s continued activities for another year.

When: Monday 16 October 2023, 8pm

Where: Cheerz Bar & Nightclub, Aberdeen

Tickets are available at the following link:

We are thrilled to be bringing drag bingo back to conference this year! Come along for a chance to win some amazing prizes and support our work campaigning for a fair, equal, and independent Scotland in 2024.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and hope that you all have a great conference!

*Please note that CHEERZ Bar & Nightclub is an 18+ venue and this will be enforced by venue staff*

Fringe Meeting with Terrence Higgins Trust: 2030: HIV, Time’s Up!

Sunday 15th October 2023, 4:30pm

Honoured to have the opportunity to work with Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland for this SNP Conference fringe event. Come learn about HIV in Scotland in 2023 and why it’s vitally important we step up our testing programme to eradicate transmission by 2023.

LGBT History Month 2023: In Conversation with Duncan Lustig-Prean

23rd February 2023, 7:30pm

Join us for a conversation with Duncan Lustig-Prean, one of the pivotal actors in ending the ban on homosexuality in the UK military.

Until 1999, it was still legal to dismiss members for homosexuality. This changed when, after being dismissed from the Royal Navy in 1994, Duncan, along with John Beckett, took his case to the European Court of Human Rights resulting in the 1999 victory.

We presently stand in a time where our place on the ECHR is under threat and the rights of LGBT+ people are being subject to the whims of what is popular. It is essential that we remember how important the institutions of democracy and the willingness to fight against popular opinion (at the time, 68% opposed ending the ban on homosexuality in the military) are to achieving equality.

Please join us the celebrate LGBT History Month, the celebrate the fights we’ve won, and to consider how we continue the fight for trans rights and intersex rights.

This event is open to all SNP Members and you can register in advance for this event here.

Please note this is a registration link and not the direct meeting link. You must register first.

After registration approval you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, including the meeting link.

If you require any specific accessibility requirements in order to attend this online event, please contact at the earliest opportunity.

Conference Social: Drag Bingo

9th October 2022, 8pm

Our conference social event this year will be Drag Bingo! and is set to take place at 8:00pm on Sunday the 9th of October

This is our first in-person social event since 2019 and we’re thrilled to announce that we will be having Aberdeen’s own resident queen Miss Bobbie Dazzler as our host at CHEERZ Bar & Nightclub!

Come along for a chance to win some amazing prizes including a bottle of Scottish Parliament Scotch Whisky signed by Nicola Sturgeon, a pride flag signed by Nicola Sturgeon, exclusive Out for Independence merchandise, gift cards, and more!

Tickets are £10 (plus fees) and are available for purchase here:

Any and all funds raised are greatly appreciated, and will help us continue campaigning for a fair, equal, and independent Scotland in 2023

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and hope that you all have a great conference!

Please note that CHEERZ Bar & Nightclub is an 18+ venue and this will be enforced by venue staff

LGBT History Month 2022: Out for Independence welcomes Zoë Playdon

10th February 2022, 7:00pm-9:00pm

This LGBT History Month, Out for Independence is delighted to host an evening with Zoë Playdon.

Last year Professor Playdon published The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes, “the hidden history of how trans people lost their human rights in the 1960s, told through the life of trans man Sir Ewan Forbes, whose legal case was considered so threatening the media was gagged, those involved sworn to secrecy, and all records of it concealed for decades.” The man at the centre of this landmark case also happens to have been an SNP member, and so this is a unique piece of both LGBT and party history combined.

Join us for a talk and Q&A session on the evening of Thursday 10 February to hear more about Sir Ewan Forbes and Professor Playdon’s research. Her book can be bought at bookshops everywhere and online here.

The event will take place over Zoom and is open to all SNP members.

Register to attend on MySNP here. Registration closes at 12pm on Thursday 10 February and your Zoom link will be sent soon afterwards.

If you require any accessibility assistance to attend, please email 

Zoë Playdon is the Emeritus Professor of Medical Humanities at the University of London and a Council member of the Association for Medical Humanities. She holds five degrees, including two doctorates. Zoë is a former co-chair of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists [GLADD] and co-founded the Parliamentary Forum on Gender Identity in 1994. She has thirty years’ experience of front-line work in LGBTI human rights, including supporting and advising on UK and European legal cases. The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes is her first book.