GLASGOW Museums has been awarded £9100 in Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) cash for upcoming project Queer Times.

The scheme aims to celebrate LGBT+ anniversaries in 2018 - the 30th anniversary of the introduction of Section 28 and the end of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

It has been in planning for the past 18 months and will be in the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) from May this year until March 2019.

Ajamu Ikwe-Tyehimba, a London-based fine art photographer and queer visual artist, said: “I have had the pleasure of working with GoMA over the past decade and each time I encounter GoMA, I wish more galleries and museums would take a leaf out of their book.

"This funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund allows this work to develop further and I am looking forward to After Dark launching the Queer Times project in May.”

The Queer Times exhibition and public programme will look at a less well-known historical narrative about the 13 year wait for Scotland to decriminalise homosexuality in 1980, and Section 28 and its impact on education and civic life in Glasgow.

Chairman of Glasgow Life David McDonald said: “I am delighted that GoMA has been awarded this funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to continue its important work in bringing marginalised histories and communities into an international visual art discourse.”