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

Research Reports


OUTstanding in your field: Exploring the needs of LGB&T people in rural Northern Ireland


Through Our Eyes: The housing and homeless experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Northern Ireland, by The Rainbow Project and Council for the Homeless NI


Through Our Minds: Exploring the emotional health and well being of lesbian,gay,bisexual and transgender people in Northern Ireland, by Malachai O’Hara


Multiple Identity; Multiple Exclusions and Human Rights: The experiences of people with disabilities who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people living in Northern Ireland, by Disability Action and The Rainbow Project


All Partied Out: Substance use in Northern Irelands Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community, by Eoin Rooney


Making this Home my Home: Making nursing and residential care more inclusive for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people, by AgeNI and The Rainbow Project


Left Out Of The Equation: A report on the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people at school, by Gavin Boyd


Through Our Eyes: Experiences of Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual People in the Workplace, by Matthew McDermott


Through Our Eyes: Perceptions and Experiences of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People towards Homophobic Hate Crime and Policing in Northern Ireland, by John O’Doherty


Out On Your Own: An Examination of the Mental Health of Young Same-Sex Attracted Men, by Helen McNamee

Leaflets and flyers

General Information Leaflet 

information on the services, history and structure of The Rainbow Project. 

Addressing whole identities or fragmenting lives

An introductory service provision and employer guide to multiple identities and discrimination in Northern Ireland

Advocacy Support Service
Information on the Advocacy Service supported by the PSNI

Counselling Leaflet

Information on The Rainbow Projects Counselling Service 

Domestic and Relationship Abuse

Information for Same-Sex Attracted People

Don’t Think… Know

Information on HIV testing with The Rainbow Project 

Earn More Than Respect

The business case for fostering LGB equality in the workplace: The LGB Equality in Employment Project

The Education Equality Curriculum Guide

Supporting teachers in tackling homophobia in school


Information and advice for gay and bisexual men

hepA hepB

An information leaflet for gay and bisexual men and men who have sex with men about Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B


Information, support and advice for gay and bisexual men

Homophobic Bullying

A Guide for Teachers on homophobic bullying 

Out in the West

A guide for Health Professionals to help meet the needs of LGB&/T People
PEP Post Exposure Prophylaxis

A guide to PEP treatment for men who have sex men with and have been exposed to HIV through sex 

See me, hear me, know me

Guidelines to support the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in nursing, residential and day care settings and those who live at home and receive domiciliary care

Sexual Health: A Guide For Young Gay and Bisexual Men

A sexual health guide for young gay and bisexual men

Sexual Orientation and Same-Sex Attraction: A Young Men’s Guide

A sexual orientation guide for young men

Sexual Violence and Abuse Information for Same-Sex Attracted People on Sexual Violence and Abuse 

Family Ties

A guide for parents who have lesbian, gay or bisexual children.

Supporting The Rainbow Project

We want to be able to support more people like you on their journeys, we can do that with your support.  Every time someone makes a donation no matter how big or small, every penny donated goes towards the services we offer, and those that we are not funded to do. We want our services and information to remain accessible to all, regardless of where people live.  Support The Rainbow Project from as little as £1 and it only takes a minute.  Thank you!

Please select a donation amount: *
Set up a regular payment Donate