Deaf Rainbow UK's achievements
We are constantly working on new projects and collaborating with other organisations to help create a better world for Deaf LGBTIQA+ people. Here you can see what we’ve done so far, and make sure to come back to see what else we’ve done!
If you have any questions or thoughts you would like to share with us, please contact us.
What have we done?
- Delivered training with EUDYouth to a group of deaf LGBTIQA people in Istanbul, Turkey to support them develop their own group from our experiences. Funded by Isitmederneck, part of United Colours project
- Consultation feedback finalised.
- Lots of planning ahead to March 14th event to launch results of consultation and survey.
- Attendance by invitation to the Government Equalities Office first ever Leadership Summit, a great opportunity for visibility and to share our concerns and interim results from consultation.
- Presentation at King’s College on DeafLGBTIQA’s history
- Supported a request from National Student Pride 15th anniversary event, by recommending 2 young deaf people to present.
- Supported TransPride in their efforts to search a Trans BSL interpreter for their forthcoming research.
- Applied for a place on London Pride parade
- Small donation received from Non-Binary Action after someone wrote about non-gender specific signs.
- Had meeting with Tor Docherty, chief executive of New Family Social (NFS), the charity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adopters and foster carers in view to making LGBT parenting information more accessible for Deaf people.
- Launched results of consultation online rather than in person – COVID-19 made it necessary.
- Several BSL access to drag queen MaryMac via promotion and technical set up with volunteer Tracey Tyer.
- Some work to support Queer House Party promotion
- Met with Stonewall to discuss working together on areas, agreement on areas formed.
- Damian Brewer represented us at NHS working group to look at LGBTIQA sector challenges
- Damain Brewer, working with Stonewall, will support a NHS focus group on experiences of Deaf people
- Work with ASLI to discuss results implications and work ahead with ASLI members, focusing on Deaf LGBTIQA and interpreter issues.
- Became members of UKCOD
- Parapride invited us to be part of a digital webinar on Deaf experiences
- Endorsed book released by Knight, and offered to be part of creation of BSL book in future
- With New Family Social, Michelle Goodwin delivered a webinar via Zoom on Adoption and Fostering
- Gave a message of support to NHS Virtual Pride
- Arran and Luis delivered training to Sheffield SAYIT LGBT youth group twice
- Delivered ASLI webinar on 9th
- Worked with Global Pride?
- Worked with Pride in London parade for Piccadilly lights
- Pride Inside – Amnesty – tried to work to achieve access and promotion
- BDA Youth – Abigail hosted a live chat session
- Black Deaf UK – positive correspondence
- Promotion and joint work with Ask Deaf Teacher – MILK story
- Joanna Wootten brought in on consultancy to develop a 3 years strategy
- Significant increases in social media
- Webinar with Brilliant Beginnings, Michelle Goodwin delivered a Zoom webinar on Surrogacy
- Resignations from both Damian Brewer and Abigail Gorman
- Revised temporary constitution
- Supported Trans Right to find interpreters for a protest
- New name Deaf Rainbow UK confirmed by vote
- Facebook group Deaf LGBTQ PLUS changed name to match Deaf Rainbow UK
- Allies Statement
- Luna’s Ghost production engaged with us and gave us a donation.
- Participation in LGBT Consortium big funding application for Intersectionality
- Developments of various volunteer groups with Deaf Rainbow UK (following Joanna’s recommendations)
- Development of Ethical Fundraising Policy
- Two Social Online socials held by volunteer group
- Application submitted to Charity Commission to become an unincorporated organisation
- LGBTIQA Social Dance in Scotland promoted
- Committee meeting with observers
- Instagram account gains up to 1000 followers
- Work with RAD Thrive project on providing workshops and activities in the London area for two years.
- Advice given to Double Life Music Video on being more clear in reaching Deaf community
- Development of Safeguarding Policy
- Support from Consortium Thrive and Survive
- Interview with Metro Charity to get funding for Coming Out Stories – awaiting news
- Co-delivered with RAD at Metropolitan Police Hate Crime Awareness week
- Committee meeting with observers
- Funding confirmed from Metro Charity – £4000 to develop Coming Out stories
- Queer Britain promotion – we received £400 to work with them to develop a short targeted video and poster to promote to encourage deaf LGBT+ to take part in the materials for archive project (the first LGBTQ+ museum)
- Dec 2 AGM event being organised
- November 13th, Approved of as a Registered Charity 1192323