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*** This survey is anonymous.  Discretion is assured. ***

Thank you for connecting to my survey.  My name is Jeff Zimmer. I am an Edinburgh-based gay artist working on a project that will lead to an exhibition in a private gallery in Caithness in 2019.

For the exhibition, I'm interested in exploring the current and historic experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex, Non-Binary and other Queer (LGBTIQA+) folk in Caithness. I've spent a lot of time in Caithness over the past 12 years and return often to work and spend time with friends. When I'm there, I feel a deep sense of history, yet the stories of those we would today term LGBTiQ+ folk seem to be missing from the narrative, though of course we have always been present.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey as thoroughly as you can.  You don't need to answer every question -- only the ones you feel are relevant or that you want to answer.

Please share this survey with everyone who might be appropriate!  The more stories I can get, the better!

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, you can reach me on: kickinglass@yahoo.com or via my website: www.jeffxzimmer.com.

Thank you for participating in this project!

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* 1. What is your age?

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* 2. What is your connection with Caithness?

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* 3. This is a project about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex, Non-binary, Queer, etc. experience of living in Caithness.  Do you identify with any of those categories?  If so, which one(s)?  If not, how would you identify yourself?

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* 4. Did you ever feel your expectations for your life are/were incompatible with your sexuality/gender/gender expression?

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* 5. Did you meet/do you know any other LGBTIQ+ people in Caithness (either open or closeted)?

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* 6. Did you hear stories/rumours/gossip about other LGBTIQA+ people (either contemporaries, older people, or previous generations)?

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* 7. While you lived in Caithness, did you view anyone as a role-model, or have anyone you could confide in and/or turn to for advice?

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* 8. What stories did you feel you connected with?  Folklore? Tales? Heroes? Local stories/legends?

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* 9. While it is not necessary, I would love to speak with you about your responses to this survey and/or keep you informed about the progress of this project.  If you consent to this, please provide contact details below:

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