Rainbow Chai - Parent Led Support for Desi Parents of LGBTQI+ Children

Rainbow Chai – Support for Desi Parents of LGBTQI+ Children

When it comes to your children, no matter how much you love them, some conversations can be difficult and uncomfortable to have, especially when social norms, traditional values, cultural pressures and prejudices get in the way.

Every child deserves unconditional love from their parents.

If you are struggling in your journey of accepting and loving your LGBTQ+ child, Rainbow Chai is here to support you and help you find the way.

Rainbow Chai is a new, free to access parent led support group, created as a safe, loving and welcoming space for parents of South Asian heritage.

The support group will be held at a discreet location in Central London to help ensure your privacy.

If you are interested in attending the Rainbow Chai support group, please register your details below and we will let you know when the first support group session will be held.

“Any parent who’s struggling in their acceptance journey, learn one important message: your child is normal, it is not abnormal to be LGBT.”


Who is behind Rainbow Chai?

The support group is being set up and funded by Naz and Matt Foundation, a multi award-winning charity that has supported parents and LGBTQI+ individuals from religious or culturally conservative backgrounds since 2014.

Rainbow Chai is being led and facilitated by a proud Muslim mother of two children who were born LGBTQ+.

Have you worked with other parents before?

We have worked with parents from a range of different backgrounds over the years. Here are some quotes from parents

“There are so many families where the parents want to [talk about it] but they don’t have the language or the confidence.”


“I think it’s important to be visible as proud parents. I didn’t know of others in a similar boat, and I think if I knew, I’d go and reach out to them.”


“When there are out and proud parents, it gives courage to the other parents.”


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