Marriage equality

Love Equality is a campaign led by a consortium of organisations within Northern Ireland who are campaigning to for the introduction of legislation in Northern Ireland for equal civil marriage for same sex couples.




The Rainbow Project couldn’t carry out its work without the help of our amazing team of volunteers. We have a strong volunteering ethos and seek to create opportunities for people to contribute to our overall organisational aims and objectives.



Location: 23-31 Waring Street,, Belfast


Fundraising is an important part of allowing The Rainbow Project to continue to provide the services we do. As Northern Ireland's foremost LGB&/T Charity, we rely on support from people like you to allow us to help and support the most vulnerable in our community.


Author: Anthony McHugh

Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and their families in Northern Ireland Read More

Latest News

  • The Rainbow Project: This World AIDS Day we should commit to being the generation to end HIV

    To mark World AIDS Day 2017, The Rainbow Project has called on the UK government to take the necessary proactive steps which can end new HIV infections within a generation. The leading LGBT charity has called for a radical rethink in how government tackles the infection which will require investment and challenging outdated orthodoxies in public health. Read more


    Two leading LGBT charities – The Rainbow Project and Stonewall - are joining forces to support LGBT-inclusive employers in Northern Ireland. The partnership, announced today (Thursday 26 October), builds on an employers’ programme established five years ago by The Rainbow Project. Read more

  • There's a Bishop in my Bedroom - Part of the Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2017

    There's Bishop in my Bedroom is a hugely entertaining new one-man show about love and equal marriage. Written and performed by Richard O’Leary it follows his early years as a would-be priest in Cork, to sourcing illegal condoms in Dublin, through to coming out in 1988 as a gay man in Belfast. He falls in love with a Protestant minister who would become his life-long partner. Read more

Upcoming Events

  • Free 2 Day Introduction to LGBT-Affirmative Therapies Training Program January

    The Rainbow Project is running a two day training programme on LGBT awareness and an introduction to LGBT-Affirmative Therapies 11-12th January in the Belfast LGBT Centre on Waring Street This training will be particularly useful for counsellors, therapists, teachers, youth workers or any other person providing therapeutic support for LGBT people and their families. Read more

  • Abseil - 100ft off Belfast Castle - do you have the nerve?

    Test your nerve, abseil from one of the most iconic buildings in Belfast, our wonderful Castle. Read more

  • Strictly - Come #OUT2Dance for The Rainbow Project - Tickets Available Now!

    Come #OUT2Dance with The Rainbow Project, our last ever Strictly Come Dancing, this year in Belfast City Hall. Not to be missed. Read more