Redbridge Rainbow Community

Telephone: Mobile - 07471 072 882 / Office - 020 8553 3116

Address - c/o ECH, Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1QP

Redbridge Rainbow is a voluntary group made up of LGBT+ people who live, work, socialise or study in the London Borough of Redbridge.  We:

  • arrange meet-ups for friendship and support and any ideas you have for LGBT events.

  • provide training for local organisations on LGBT+ issues.

  • work with local council, allies and partners so that the London Borough of Redbridge meets the needs of our diverse community.

Social drop-ins

These are the latest upcoming events.:-

These are public social events, an opportunity to have a chat or ask for any advice on LGBT+ issues.

Please ask at reception in the libraries and they will guide you to our space.

Wednesday 20th March 2019 between 6 pm and 9 pm

We will be meeting up in Ilford at :-

General Havelock
229 High Street, Ilford, IG1 1NE.

Just look out for our rainbow bags and come and have a chat.

Thursday 21st March 2019 between 5 pm and 7 pm at

Goodmayes Library
116 High Road

Phone: 020 8708 7750


February History Month 2019.

These were all the events for LGBT+ History Month. Details are on the following website link:-

Featured projects:

Changing Minds

Watch our short documentary Changing Minds, produced for LGBTQ+ history month in partnership with Eastside Community Heritage.

Visit the website for more information on this project addressing mental health and wellbeing in the LGBTQ+ community.

Being Civil In Redbridge

An exhibition by Eastside Community Heritage in partnership with Redbridge Rainbow Community.

Britain now has a strong record for equality; however this has not always been the case. Until 1967, same sex sexual activity was illegal and many people were imprisoned, ostracised and faced intense discrimination due to their sexual preferences. Despite the legalisation of homosexual acts in 1967, the battle for equality was only just beginning…and continues today.

Redbridge Rainbow Community, in partnership with Eastside Community Heritage, embarked on a project to document the experiences of Redbridge’s LGBT+ community on the road to equality. This touring exhibition tells these powerful personal stories and anecdotes of the campaigns for equality in the LGBT+ community from Redbridge, leading to the 2004 Civil Partnership Act and of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

Redbridge Rainbow Community 

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