recent posts

THE RAINBOW PROJECT ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP ON WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY

The Rainbow Project, the largest organisation in Northern Ireland, which promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people has launched the second phase of its campaign to remove unnecessary and stigmatising barriers to gay and bisexual men becoming blood donors on World Blood Donor Day (14th...

The Rainbow Project welcomes Minister O’Neill’s removal of lifetime blood ban

Today, The Rainbow Project was delighted to welcome Health Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA and newly-appointed Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Cllr Mary Ellen Campbell to the Belfast LGBT Centre. This was the first time that a sitting minister had visited the LGBT Centre and we were delighted that this was where the Health Minister declared an end...

COMMUNITIES MINISTER CRITICISED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION STRATEGY

The largest organisation in Northern Ireland supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people and their families has criticised the Communities Minister Paul Givan MLA for his lack of clarity on the development of the long-promised Sexual Orientation Strategy. When asked by UUP Leader Mike Nesbitt MLA about the minister’s plans to...

THE RAINBOW PROJECT CALLS ON MINISTER FOR HEALTH TO IMMEDIATELY REMOVE THE BLOOD BAN

The Rainbow Project, the largest support and advocacy organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people, and their families, in Northern Ireland expressed surprise at the response of the new Sinn Fein Health Minister Michelle O’Neill to a question about the ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.   Appearing on BBC...

LGBT Awareness Week NI 2016 launches in Belfast City Hall

Northern Ireland’s LGBT community have organised a full calendar events from Sunday 15th-Sunday 22nd May 2016 to recognise and promote the work of LGBT sector organisations and statutory services in creating a society which is welcoming and affirming of all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender. NI LGBT Awareness Week 2016 was officially...

Diversity could be key factor in reversing business Rainbow ‘brain drain’

Leaders in Northern Ireland’s business community will discuss workplace diversity as a key tool in retaining and returning talent to the region at an event on 20 May. Part of LGBT Awareness Week 2016, the Diversity Champions NI event titled ‘Business Rainbows. Better Together’ will examine if the changing landscape of diversity...

THE RAINBOW PROJECT LAUNCHES #SHOUT4EQUALITY CAMPAIGN FOR FINAL WEEK OF ELECTION

As the election campaigns for the Northern Ireland Assembly enter their final week, The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest support and advocacy organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people, and their families, has published its policy priorities for the next mandate and has urged candidates to commit their support...

THE RAINBOW PROJECT LAUNCHES RESEARCH INTO THE EXPERIENCES OF RURAL LGB&/T PEOPLE

Today The Rainbow Project, the largest LGB&T support and advocacy organisation in Northern Ireland, launched its research entitled ‘OUTstanding in Your Field – the experiences of LGB&/T people in rural areas of Northern Ireland’. The research was supported by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. 410 LGB&/T people...
Counselling Services
The Rainbow Project provides a professional, confidential counselling services for gay & bisexual men or those unsure of their sexual orientation.
read more
Youth Groups in Foyle
Interested in meeting new people? Aged 14-25? The Ladz Group/iD Girls are youth groups for young men and women in the Foyle Area.
read more
Support and Advocacy Services
Have you been the victim of a homophobic hate crime? Are you experiencing problems at work because of your sexual orientation.....?.
read more
Sexual Health Services
Click on the link below to receive free safer sex supplies and to find out more about our sexual health support, outreach and testing services.
read more
Personal Development Programmes
Are you 18 years or over? Do you fancy a change of scene? Would you like to meet other guys in a relaxed, supportive environment?
read more
Family Ties/Parents Support
If you are the parent of a gay or bisexual child, The Rainbow Project can offer you support at Family Ties - a monthly group for parents of LGB children.
read more