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Black Rainbow is a national volunteer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTIA+SB social enterprise in the pursuit of positive health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, Sistergirl and Brotherboys (LGBQTIA+SB).

Originally focusing on suicide prevention, the diversity of our leadership group has allowed us to expand our horizons.
As an unfunded entity, we operate on a hybrid model of donations, fee for service and profit from sales of our educational materials and services. Check out more on what we do and how to donate We are located in the outback capital, Darwin, Northern Territory.

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Leadership

LEADERSHIP GROUP

The Black Rainbow Leadership Group draws on personal & professional experience from across the LGBTIQ+SB spectrum. Our members have been specially selected & bring with them a cross-section of expertise.

Projects

PROJECTS

We have several outreach projects. They include microgrants to support social events and gatherings. Our connections and connectivity program, the Black Rainbow Futures Fund, and our annual glossary posters series, we pay Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB a license fee for using images of their work on the posters.

Research

RESEARCH

We have dedicated resources from our donations to measure the impacts of the
lockdowns during COVID. It will also be the first time any health & wellbeing data has been collected nationally. We have partnered with Macquarie University’s Indigenous Studies Department to undertake this research. In 2022 we will be announcing more research partnerships and work in this area.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Black Rainbow acknowledges the traditional people of the lands of this country. We recognise our continuing connection to the land and water. We pay our respects to our Ancestors and the Elders, past, present, and future. Their strength and guidance continually nurture us. We pay tribute to and honour the lives of all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans*, intersex, sistergirl and brotherboy people that have paved the way before us.

We also like to make a special mention of the place young people have, not just in our future but also in the directions our future will take. Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans*, intersex or not. You are our future, and here at Black Rainbow, we believe in you.

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Futures Fund

Black Rainbow Futures Fund

Black Rainbow is investing in the futures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB community and are offering up to $1000 to eight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB recipients each year. 

The Futures Fund is a development bursary awarded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB community members who demonstrate they are high achievers and are excelling in their chosen field and require additional support. 

These include but are not limited to the education and professional sectors and trade, arts, and sport. 

The Futures Fund are open to Indigenous LGBTIQA+SB individuals who meet the criteria detailed below:

To be eligible for consideration for the Futures Fund, you must meet every one of the following eligibility criteria:

  •      Identify as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB person.
  •      Australian citizen or permanent resident (proof required during application stage)
  •      At least 15 years of age on the day of closure of applications October 1st, of each year. 
  •      Can demonstrate high achievement and merit in their field.

To express your interest please fill out the form below and a Black Rainbow representative will be in touch. Please ensure you tell us a little about yourself, and what you plan to do if you were selected to be a recipient of the Futures Fund. 

Thank you

Connection And Connectivity

We provide pre-paid phone and data credit to for up to three months in any calendar period to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB community members.

This initiative allows for rainbow mob to stay connected with family, friends, and with services. We assess all requests every Friday. Requests need to be in by Thursday, the day before.

We offer up to 3 months in any 12-month calendar year period

To access this initiative please complete the response form below.

Required*

Thank you

Contagion Of Love Community Micro-Grants

Our microgrants are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB community members. These micro-grants are to the value of $300 and include $200 to assist with hosting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB led community events. Each grant comes with a swag of selected Black Rainbow merchandise. We assess all requests every Friday. Requests need to be in by Thursday, the day before.

To access this initiative please complete the response form below.

Thank you