We have received a grant of £3,000 from the Rainbow Fund to conduct a living history project that explores and preserves the history of LGBTQ families across the South East of England, encompassing research into changing attitudes, case studies, photographs and personal reflections.

The research will reflect on how wider social and legislative changes have impacted on LGBTQ family life and the cultural shift towards LGBTQ parenting, giving insights into how our community has changed over the last 20 years.

We intend to present the completed project at an exhibition of photographs, text and possibly some video and voice recordings, which will bring to life the voices and experiences of individual members over the past 20 years against a backdrop of wider social and legislative change.

Do you have a story that you would like to share as part of this exciting project? We’re calling on you to share your stories with us for the project.

The project launch date will be at a 20th birthday celebration event for Rainbow Families in February 2016 to coincide with LGBTQ history month.

If you have a question about the project or would like to submit a story, please email us at: info@rainbowfamilies.org.uk.

Or you can submit a story to us by filling in the form below. We’d like to use the stories, images and videos, on the Historypin website as well as our own website and social media, and to raise awareness of the group through other media. So if you don’t want us to use your story in this way, please do not submit it to us. By emailing or sending us your story, images and videos, you’ll be giving us permission to publish it.


Send your story to us