STONEWALL AND THE RAINBOW PROJECT LAUNCH WORKPLACE PARTNERSHIP

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

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RESEARCH SHOWS INSTITUTIONAL BIAS AGAINST LGBT YOUNG PEOPLE

Today the Department of Education published research which is further evidence that schools in Northern Ireland have a negative impact on the emotional wellbeing of the 30,000 LGBT young people in our schools. Additionally 67% of LGBT young people see their schools as unwelcoming.Read more

The Rainbow Project expresses dissapointment at marriage rulings

Speaking after the judgment, Director of The Rainbow Project said: ' Of course we are bitterly disappointed for our clients who just wanted to be treated the same as everyone else. They were lawfully married in England and all they sought was recognition of their marriage at home in Northern Ireland.Read more

Rainbow Project raises concerns about Foster's Scottish marriage intervention

The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest support and advocacy organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people, and their families, today raised questions about Arlene Foster’s interventions with the Scottish government around the conversion of Northern Ireland civil partnerships to marriages in Scotland.Read more

Demonstration against concentration camps in Chechnya

The Rainbow Project, the largest support and advocacy organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people and their families in Northern Ireland, has organised a demonstration against the Chechen government’s creation of concentration camps for gay men.Read more

Renewed call for Marriage Equality

A commitment to deliver equal marriage must be a litmus test for any new Northern Ireland government, campaigners said today at a press conference in Belfast.Read more

Rainbow Project Commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27th marks Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK. The systematic destruction of those deemed 'undesirable' by the Nazis and their allies across Europe was a catastrophic waste of life and was carried out in some of the most inhumane, brutal and unforgivable ways imaginable.Read more

Rainbow Project launches ‘Steps to Zero’ campaign

To mark World AIDS Day 2016, The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest support and advocacy organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGB&T) people and their families launched a new campaign designed to reduce new HIV infections to zero over the next 10 years.Read more

The Rainbow Project welcomes NI Assembly move on Pardons

The Rainbow Project has today welcomed the passing of the LCM on the Policing and Crime Bill by the Northern Ireland Assembly.Read more

Rainbow Project Welcomes Pardons for Abolished Gay Sex Offences

The Rainbow Project has welcomed the announcement by Justice Minister Claire Sugden that the pardon of abolished gay sex offences in England and Wales will also be extended to Northern Ireland under a Legislative Consent Motion. The pardons will be included in the Policing and Crime Bill that is currently being considered in Westminster and will only apply to men convicted of consensual gay sex who were over the age of 16.Read more

The Rainbow Project welcomes court of appeal ruling

Today, The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest support organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people welcomed a Court of Appeal judgement confirming that Ashers Baking company had acted unlawfully by refusing to fulfill their contractual agreement to make a cake with a slogan supporting marriage equality.Read more

The Rainbow Project calls on the Justice Minister to enact Turing Law in Northern Ireland

Following the announcement by the UK government that gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences are to receive posthumous pardons The Rainbow Project has called on the Minister for Justice to take immediate action to ensure that convictions occurring in Northern Ireland are dealt with in the same way.Read more

Bronagh Waugh to present the Toleranita Awards 2016

The Rainbow Project have the pleasure to announce that Bronagh Waugh, star of The Fall, Hollyoaks and Supernatural, will be joining us to present the 2016 Tolerantia Awards in Titanic BelfastRead more

Muted welcome for removal of lifetime blood ban

Northern Ireland’s largest LGB&T support and advocacy organisation has welcomed the removal of the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood but has warned that its replacement with a ban on those men who have had sex within the past 12 months means it is unlikely to allow for more than a handful to donate.Read more