The Rainbow Connection

The Rainbow Connection

The Rainbow Connection

The Rainbow Connection is an exciting new project, being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and being brought about through a partnership between Plymouth Heritage Praxis, Pride in Plymouth and Barnardos along with The Box, Plymouth and Devon Police, Babcock International and a number of schools in the city of Plymouth.

The Rainbow Connection builds on the work of the existing Plymouth LGBT Archive in collecting and exploring the heritage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the city Plymouth, while acknowledging that the handing down of this heritage does not often occur through generational lines in the same manner as other identity characteristics often do.

A younger generation do not automatically come into contact or learn details of their LGBT+ heritage without direct intervention. This project seeks to challenge this with the development of an inter-generational educational framework and resources that can encourage empowerment and the building of identity among LGBT+ groups of varying ages.