Dear Arlene Letters

The Rainbow Project has today published 65 letters received from LGBT people from across Northern Ireland and from individuals who no longer live in Northern Ireland in response to its #DearArlene campaign. Here are some of the responses.Read more

Dear Arlene,

We are asking LGBT people to write to Arlene about what their experiences of being an LGBT person in Northern Ireland have been and what she can do as the leader of the DUP to better understand our community and be a leader for all.Read more

Regional LGBT Groups

Peer and social support groups for LGBT people throughout regional areas of Northern IrelandRead more

HEP A, B & C

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Our Mural for TDOR

TDOR Mural Launch in Foyle at Free Derry CornerRead more

Research and Publications

On this page you will find links to research and other publications from The Rainbow Project.Read more

Privacy policy

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Relationships & Sex Education

The Rainbow Project works in partnership with Relate NI and Nexus to deliver relationship and sexual health education to young people in a community setting.Read more

Counselling

The Rainbow Project provides the only LGB&/T specific counselling service in Northern Ireland. Counselling offers an opportunity to talk in confidence about challenges, losses, problems or issues that concern you.Read more

Advocacy Service

Find out more about our Advocacy Service and how it can support you.Read more

Press enquires

Welcome to The Rainbow Project Media Centre. You will find our most up to date versions of our current publications as well as contact details for the purposes of media or publicity.Read more

Sexual Violence

You don’t owe sex to anyone – if you haven’t consented then it’s not ok.Read more

Discrimination and Inequality

There are many ways you may experience discrimination that you perceive is directed at you because of your sexual orientation or gender identity.Read more

Befriending

The aim of the Befriending service is a volunteer-led service and the aim of the service is to reduce LGBT individual’s social isolation.Read more

Bullying

What is homophobic bullying? Homophobic bullying is behaviour or language which makes a young person feel unwelcome or marginalised because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation.Read more

Feeling Suicidal

Lifeline is a 24-hour counselling service for people of any age in Northern Ireland who is in distress or despair. Calls are answered by qualified counsellors who will listen, offer support and advice, but not judge.Read more

Board of Trustees

The Rainbow Project's Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the The Rainbow Project. They meet regularly during the year to consider, determine and review The Rainbow Project's strategies, operations, finances, and to receive reports from senior managers. They work for The Rainbow Project in a voluntary capacity. Our Trustees come from a range of backgrounds and with a range of skill-sets which compliment the work of The Rainbow Project.Read more

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia are common bacterial infections which are sexually transmitted. They are most often found in the mouth, rectum, vagina or urethra.Read more

Balanitis, Cystitis, Non-Specific Urethritis, Proctitis and Thrush

Balanitis, Cystitis, Non-Specific Urethritis, Proctitis (part of a group infections called NSGI’s or Non-Specific Genital Infections) and Thrush are all common infections which are caused by an inflammation of the lining of certain parts of your body.Read more

Know your STIs

Sexually Transmitted Infections have been around for centuries. Some people like to decry them as a modern problem. The reality is that we are of infections, such as Syphilis, existing as early as the middle ages.Read more

Volunteer

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.Read more

Fundraise

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.Read more

Staff Profiles

The Rainbow Project’s staff team are responsible for the operational delivery of the The Rainbow Projects services and advocacy work. Our dedicated team work hard to meet the needs of LGB&/T people and their families in Northern Ireland. Meet the team below.Read more

Football vs Homophobia

The Rainbow Project are proud to be holding two football tournaments to raise awareness of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia in sport.Read more