Redbridge Rainbow Community

We are a voluntary group who support LGBT people who live, work, socialize or study in the London Borough of Redbridge.

Recruiting Now

Redbridge Rainbow Community is recruiting a project officer to work on a new and exciting heritage project called ‘Changing Minds’ working with Redbridge LGBT+ communities around mental health. The successful candidate  will be working in partnership with Eastside Community Heritage. Duties will also include developing the aims and objectives of the organisation and developing new projects and partnerships. For an application  pack please download here.

Job description
Application form
Monitoring form

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 29th February 2016.


Our Monthly Saturday Drop-in Sessions

The drop-in takes place on the 1st Saturday of every month and is open to all individuals that live, work, socialize or study in Redbridge (from within or support the LGBT+ community)

The drop-in takes place at the following location:
Eastside Community Heritage
The Parish Centre
Cardinal Heenan Centre
326 High Road
The aim of the drop-in is not only to meet other LGBT+ people from within the local community but also to find out about other support services including

Group support and social events
Courses and workshops
Sexual health
Hate crime issues i.e. homophobic/transphobic/biphopic abuse
Housing and welfare rights
LGBT+ faith groups

For more information, please contact
Judith Garfield on  020 8553 3116


LGBT+ History Month 2016 in Redbridge

All are welcome to attend any of the events who are part of or support the local LGBT+ Community

If you wish to join our group contact

Details about LGBT+ History Month Events in Redbridge this year are as follows:

LGBT+ History Month Launch - Margaret’s Story

Thursday 4th February  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Fullwell Cross Library
Redbridge Rainbow Community in Partnership with Eastside Community Heritage are pleased to present their new film documentary, and exhibition of art work by local Redbridge artist Margaret Pepper. Margaret’s Story tells the powerful story of Margaret a local Trans* woman living in Redbridge.
For directions to the venue, please click on web-link below:

30 Years of Living with HIV

Tuesday 16th February   6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  
Wanstead Library
Positive East and Eastside Community Heritage present a powerful film documentary and exhibition about HIV over the last 30 years. Funded by Heritage Lottery, the film explores the 1987 government health campaign “Don’t Die of Ignorance” and how the general public reacted towards gay men at the time. A community that was already facing stigma and discrimination.       
Directions to the venue as follows:

Being Civil In Redbridge

Please visit our site for our “Being Civil in Redbridge” oral history project, this includes oral histories, film and educational resources for schools

Have you been involved in the journey for LGBT equality? Have you participated in a civil partnership, or do you intend to have a same-sex marriage? Would you like to share your experiences as an LGBT person living, working and playing in Redbridge? If so, we want to hear from you!

Being Civil in Redbridge is an exciting oral history project seeking to record the stories of the LGBT community in Redbridge, and to chart the road to equality for same-sex couples through these stories. We are seeking people to participate in a variety of ways: by sharing their stories (being interviewed) about their experience of the road to equality, and by volunteering as a researcher and/or interviewer. Full training will be provided to volunteers. These stories will form the basis of a new exhibition which will tour local venues, a 20-minute video documentary featuring interviewees, and school workshops to tackle school based homophobia and trans-phobia in the borough. We will be adding material collected for the project to the website, so keep watching for more updates! This is a partnership project with Redbridge Rainbow Community, RAMFEL and Eastside Community Heritage, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. If you would like more information about the project, please contact us!

Redbridge Rainbow Community is a forum based group primarily for Lesbian and Bisexual Women, Gay and Bisexual Men, and Trans-gendered people [LGBT people for short], who live, work, study and/or socialise within the London Borough of Redbridge.

People from organisations from within Redbridge, who are supportive of LGBT people and the issues they face, are also welcome to the group.

We discuss and try to resolve the issues faced by the Community in Redbridge and have strong ties with the MET Police, Redbridge Borough Council, RAMFEL and other local voluntary groups.We meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month usually in Ilford. Contact us for more details.