Spotlight on a Group - Flavours of Fife

Flavours of Fife group kicked off in October 2012 in Kirkaldy. From small beginnings the group has blossomed, making a big splash in the local community, and nationally.  

For International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO)  2013, the group held a rainbow flashmob in Kirkcaldy town centre, chatting to passersby about IDAHO and why it was important for LGBT people in Fife. The project was well received by the Kingdom!

The group has campaigned and marked national events; participating in the Equal Marriage campaign; LGBT Youth Scotland's Time for Tea campaign; and attended domestic abuse awareness workshops. In recognition of LGBT History Month 2014, the group ran a series of art workshops that raised awareness of homophobia around the world, funded through a successful group bid to Cashback for Communities.

The production of Silence Helps Homophobia (SHH) short film has been a key highlight for Flavours of Fife! The young people assisted in all aspects of film production and promotion, from writing of the script, casting for actors, starring in the film, and getting the film out to audiences. A local launch event was organised, opened by local elected representative David Torrance MSP. The group are now keen to get the film into local schools, to demonstrate the importance of standing up and speaking out against homophobia.

As if they aren’t busy enough, the young people are now plotting a ‘Band Warz’ fundraising night for IDAHO 2014.  The funds for this will be used for a Flavours of Fife rural youth residential, and to get the group along to Edinburgh Pride.