Events, information and support for LGBTQI families who live in or travel to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Rainbow Families Events
Rainbow Families events are for specifically for anyone looking to meet other LGBTQI parents, share experiences and socialise in a family setting. It’s a friendly and relaxed group with a really diverse mix of coupled and single LGBTQI parents and their children taking part. We have previously organised visits to soft play centres, museums, parks & gardens and other family-friendly locations.
Family friendly LGBTQI Events
As part of our Special Events programme, we provide community events that are family-friendly. Though these events are not specifically for parents and families, the family-friendly symbol indicates that all ages are welcome.
Information and Social Events for Parents
We provide quarterly information events for LGBTQI parents, involving a range of topics to support families, such as family planning, dealing with school and nursery experience and coming out. We’re keen to hear from parents about the topics that are most relevant and of interest to you. During these events there is plenty of opportunity to socialise and meet other parents from the community, pick up information and meet the Rainbow Families team to find out about the range of services LGBT Health and Wellbeing offer.
Join Rainbow Families online
If you would like to receive the quarterly e:bulletin for LGBTQI Families, to stay updated on all our events and support opportunities, please subscribe here. You can also read the latest edition here!
Find us on Facebook via: https://www.facebook.com/LGBTrainbowfamilies
If you would like more information about the Rainbow Families Project, or you are an LGBTQI parent looking for support, please contact:
Jules Stapleton Barnes (Edinburgh)
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 0131 523 1104
Benn Benjamin (Glasgow, works Fridays)
E: email@example.com T: 0141 271 2330
Useful resources, information and event reflections
- Waiting to Conceive: Conversations about Fertility Services (Event Report)
- Talking About Rainbow Families (Event Report)
Facilitator’s Reflections by Tracy Duncan: Talking about Rainbow Families event
- Rainbow Families: Fire, Ice and Arthur’s Seat (Event Report)
- LGBTQI Inclusion and Equality in Primary Education (Event Report)