Disability Action and The Rainbow Project are collaborating in a joint work programme to explore the real issues being faced by people with disabilities in Northern Ireland who identify as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual (LGB).

Issues such as marginalisation, isolation, lack of adequate services or limited access to services and misunderstanding are all issues that have been identified as affecting people who live with disabilities and identify as LGB in Great Britain and Republic of Ireland. However, we don’t know what the real life experiences of LGB people with disabilities living in Northern Ireland are and we would like your help to find out.
An inclusive Northern Ireland is one where barriers are not placed needlessly in front of people, simply because of who they are. Issues such as expressing one’s identity, being accepted and included, having equality of opportunity, equal access to services and social spaces are things we should all expect as equal citizens.

However, still for many people, this may not be the case.

Are you lesbian, gay or bisexual person with a disability?

Disability Action and The Rainbow Project would like to hear from you.


Please take a few minutes to fill out our open ended survey and tell us what your experiences have been like living in Northern Ireland.


The questionnaire is anonymous. If you wish to contact us to engage further in the study your details will be held in the strictest confidence.


To discuss the questionnaire or if you require assistance to complete it, we are available on the contact details below.

The questionnaire is available in a range of formats. Please contact us with your requirements.


For further information contact:

Matthew McDermott, The Rainbow Project, Memorial House, 9-13 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2DX

Telephone: 02890 319030

Email: matthew@rainbow-project.org

Simon McClenahan, Disability Action, Portside Business Park, 189 Airport Road, Belfast, BT3 9ED

Telephone: 028 9029 7880

Textphone: 028 9029 7878

Email: simonmcclenahan@disabilityaction.org

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