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
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!
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.