Hello and welcome to our website!
This website is where deaf people can visit to find information, guidance and educate themselves on the deaf LGBTIQA+ community in an accessible way. We cover advice, history and articles and more. We are continually adding to the website so the content will always be evolving. If you have anything you’d like to contribute or see, please feel free to contact us at Hello@deaflgbtiqa.org.uk (we will get new email address soon!)
For years the LGBTIQA+ community have endured oppression and harassment. However, the deaf LGBTQA+ minority is in that minority – there is not a lot of accessible information being provided for this community. The Deaf LGBTQ+ UK Facebook group decided to create this website as we wanted to be able to educate the Deaf community on an accessible platform.
We all hope that this website will be a success in managing to raise awareness, educating others and guiding people to the right source of information and support. This entire project is voluntary, so we are currently relying on donations and volunteers to keep the website running – if you are interested in volunteering, see the FAQ page!
We all thank you for your support, and we hope that you will be able to take something away from this website for your own knowledge. Please feel free to share the website with others, and spread the love (and knowledge)!
Deaf Rainbow UK aim is to try and provide information and represent and support deaf people who are either coming out and/or identify with LGBTIQA.
(BSL to come)
This project was funded by individual donations made by several people who are members of the Facebook Deaf LGBTQ+ group in the UK.
We are all volunteers and are an unincorporated registered charity – this is something we will continue to review. Our constitution is here.
Phase 1 was the creation of our website.
Phase 2 has involved trialling some Art projects and Sexual Health work. It has also involved several pieces of work as you can read here.
See here for a visual of our committee structure.
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For any safeguarding concerns we will immediately signpost such cases to the appropriate groups such as Stonewall, Terence Higgins Trust, Signhealth, Albert Kennedy, or the police if necessary.