About us

Hello and welcome to our website. If you haven’t heard of us before let me tell you a bit about us and what we do…

Rainbow Families is an informal social group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) parents and their children in Brighton & Hove, Sussex and surrounding areas. Membership is open to all LGBTQ parents and prospective parents and their children. We are a non-profit organisation and membership is free.

Some gay people who are thinking about having a family or are pregnant can feel quite isolated so feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll try and answer your questions or refer you to other organisations that may be of help. We also have a very active Facebook group – which is a great place to ask questions and meet members.


We aim to create a friendly, inclusive space for us and our children. Some of our families are led by single parents or carers, some have two mums, or two dads, or both, but whoever is included in the family everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting your family.

We usually meet on the first Sunday of every month at a local softplay centre and also hold other ad hoc events like a summer camping trip, a day out at Brighton Pride, summer picnics and a Christmas party. Members also arrange coffee mornings and other catch ups on an informal basis through our Facebook group.




Rainbow Families Committee
The Rainbow Families committee meets regularly to organise events, activities and secure funding. We’re always looking for new members.  You can always contact us by email if you would like to help out. See our committee members.

Social events for parents
We also arrange informal gatherings for parents, so keep an eye on our Facebook group for details.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!