We're an inclusive community

that supports, empowers and celebrates its LGBTQ+ Rainbow Families.


About Rainbow Families

Rainbow Families is the voice for and champion of LGBTQ+ families and prospective parents in NSW. Our support network is run for the community by the community - we are volunteer-powered. We are here to advocate for, empower and celebrate the love and support that every individual is entitled to.
About Rainbow Families

Getting Involved!

We always welcome extra hands and hearts! Whether it’s helping to organise a catch-up or planning one of our colourful annual events, campaigning for an LGBTQ+ cause or hosting a workshop, your help is always appreciated. You can find out more about ways to become involved.
Get involved

Upcoming Events

We want to meet your Rainbow family and connect them to LGBTQ+ families all across NSW. Everyone is welcome to Rainbow Families events: parents and carers with their kids; prospective parents and carers; grandparents and significant others; even your dogs. We would love to see you there! You can see our upcoming events here.
Attend events

2020 Annual Report

The world we live in is changing rapidly, and there are many challenges we continue to face. However, one thing is certain: we depend on one another to survive and thrive. Click here to find our 2020 Annual Report and learn how we helped reduce discrimination and disadvantage for LGBTQ+ families in 2020.

Rainbow Volunteers

Lisa Story


Lisa has more than 20 years experience in finance. She works for Investa Property Group, where she heads up the Treasury and Corporate Planning teams. Living in Sydney’s Inner West, Lisa and her partner Hayley have three beautiful boys; Patrick, Jonathan and Sebastian. Lisa became active with Rainbow Families after her eldest son was born, in fact you may even recognise Lisa’s face from the famous marriage equality video, in which she phoned her grandmother which racked up over one million views.

Charmaine Flood


Charmaine is married to Anna and mum to three year old Annabelle, who takes after her in only ever wearing pink and having a secret sporty streak. The family has been a part of the Rainbow Families playgroup for over a year and Charmaine is now the volunteer coordinator. Each Thursday she puts out paints, toys and offers a warm welcome to regular and new parents and children.

Vanessa Gonzalez


Prior to moving to the inner west, Vanessa was an active organiser of Blue Mountains Rainbow Parents coordinating weekend gatherings, playgroups and cooking circles. Professionally, she is a social worker with over twenty years experience in the field of child protection. She has two delightful sons, loves making craft, cooking and running the Bay run.

Scott Brunelle 

Having moved to Sydney from New York City in 2004,  Scott has been supporting our community for over nine years. First as the coordinator of Gay Dads NSW and then as one of the founding Co-chairs of Rainbow Families.
Scott is thrilled to be returning as Co-chair of Rainbow Families. He will be focused on the strategic development and long-term sustainability of the organisation to ensure support of future generations of Rainbow Families


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