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Welcome to our website!

Thank you for visiting the Deaf Rainbow UK website. Here, we aim to provide information and resources for Deaf LGBTIQA+ people, along with everyone else! As we all know, the LGBTIQA+ community have endured oppression and harassment for years, and still do. Deaf LGBTIQA+ people are an even smaller minority with an added layer of audism; this lead to the Deaf LGBTIQA+ UK Facebook group, which is still running. A whole bunch of Deaf LGBTIQA+ people got together, and created a website, and now here we are! Find out more about the work we have done so far here.

New Chairperson and Trustees

What an exciting way for Deaf Rainbow UK to end the year 2021, with the announcement of  4 new fantastic trustees (Jamie, Davey, Chris, Tammy) and the appointment of DRUK new Chair person, Paul Welton! 

With our new trustees we’ll be furthering Deaf LGBT+ involvement in the mainstream LGBT+ organisations and events, establishing and supporting the needs for Deaf LGBT+ people in the UK, new resources and information relevant to the Deaf LGBT+ community. All this has only been possible by the hard work done by the board and its supporters, and now with the support of its trustees to further our goals for the future. 

(Update info on each trustee and new Chair will be updated in the new year) 

Until then, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 


The Queens' English Webinar with Author Chloe O. Davies

On October 24th we were honoured to have a very special discussion with Author Chloe O. Davies on her book ‘The Queens English‘. It’s full of LGBTQ+ words and phrases and much like our LGBTQ+ BSL glossary on our website, it is constantly changing with a new diversity of words being created. Buy the book to experience it yourself.
Watch a playback of the discussion had in our webinar. Sadly due to technology issues there are frozen parts in this clip but the captions are good. Apologies for this. Best parts are at 27:43 and 42:38″
This is in partnership with
Vintage Books and Square Peg Bookshop on this event with Chloe Davis and the queens english.

Our current work

Coming Out Stories

We have launched a range of new coming out stories!

Watch as several members of the  Deaf LGBTIQA+ community share with us their unique story, from a variety of background and identities.

Each story is unique to the person who tells it!

BSL Glossary

You will see various signs across this website that the LGBTQ+ community is currently using. Here are a few for you to familiarise yourselves with with our new and continuously updated LGBT+ BSL Glossary page.

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