About the Rainbow Hub

Welcome to The Rainbow Hub


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Welcome to the Rainbow Hub, your one-stop-shop for all the programs, services, events and activities we have which are particularly focussed on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex (LGBTI) community. Click on the links below for more information.

COVID-19 Update
We have moved som of our services online during COVID-19, complemented by phone, video call, postal letters or email contact. We are receiving referrals for visitors here. Click here for COTA SA’s response to COVID-19

Programs and services

  • Rainbow Hub Monthly Lunch
    Every 4th Thursday of the month
    TIME: 12 noon - 1:30pm
    The Treasury, King William Street, Adelaide
    BOOKINGS: Essential as numbers are limited due to COVID-19. Email events@cotasa.org.au or call 08 8232 0422

    If you want to find out more about what these lunches are like you can read this article by one of our regular lunchers which appeared in the Winter 2020 edition of ONECOTA
  • Rainbow Hub E-News
    Newsletter containing news and events for LGBTI elders. Subscribe to receive the Rainbow Hub E-News.
  • Navigating Aged Care, LGBTI Rainbow Hub
    We provide tailored information in convenient locations throughout Adelaide - including online or by phone. More information: Aged Care Navigator Trial page.

  • Rainbow Hub Navigating Ageing Well Library Drop-in Sessions
    COTA SA has partnered with local libraries to provide a regular presence for LGBTI people to meet face to face with one of our Rainbow Hub Navigators for information about aged care programs and ageing well. In addition, this also helps raise awareness of the library's LGBTQI collections, both physical and online.

    • Coventry Library Stirling
      When: 10 – 12 noon 1st Saturday every month
      Where: 63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling
      Bookings: online or 08 8408 0420 or just drop in. More Library Information here
      Flyer: See the flyer for this service here
      Media: See a story about this in The Weekender Herald here
    • Mitcham Library
      When: 2-4pm, Wednesday 21 October and 18 November
      Where: Mitcham Memorial Library, 154 Belair Road, Hawthorn SA 5062
      Bookings: No need to book, just drop in
      Flyer: See the flyer for this service here

  • Rainbow Hub Navigating Ageing Well Rainbow Coffee Catch Up Drop-in Session
    Our Rainbow Hub Navigators are here to help and will be attending the Rainbow Coffee Catch Up to answer your questions...

    • Rainbow Coffee Catch Up, Pear Cafe
      When: 10am-12noon, 4th Tuesday of the month
      Where: Pear Cafe, 49 Sussex Street, Alberton SA 5014
      Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
  • COTA Visitors
    The Rainbow Hub connects volunteer visitors with LGBTI elders who are receiving or waiting for aged care. Visit the COTA Visitors page for more information.

    Get inspired by this short video from a similar program in Victoria.
  • Silver Rainbow Training - LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training
    COTA SA is the South Australian partner for the Silver Rainbow LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training Project. Training is available for aged care providers and is delivered by qualified trainers with lived LGBTI experience. For more information go to the Silver Rainbow page


  • The Rainbow Hub Advisory Group
    The Advisory Group works closely with COTA SA to guide the Rainbow Hub programs and to lead advocacy priorities and engagement. The Advisory Group also liaises with other key LGBTI stakeholders such as the South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA)

  • Feedback on the Spent Convictions Act 2009 - Amendment Bill
    Letter from COTA SA and the Rainbow Hub Advisory Group confirming that it is our position that all convictions for homosexuality be automatically expunged from the record. Read the full letter here
  • The South Australian Joint Statement against the Religious Discrimination Bill
    COTA SA was one of fourteen signatories to the joint statement; said COTA SA CE, Jane Mussared "The Religious Discrimination bill has worried a generation of people who have vivid memories of the discrimination, hurts, abuse and lack of safety that has been the experience for most of their lives. They worry that the bill, as law, would legitimise that all over again." Read the statement here

  • COTA Australia's Submission to the Religious Discrimination Bill's 2nd Consultation Draft
    This was developed with our input including a letter from COTA SA's LGBTI Advisory Group - read the submission here

  • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety - National LGBTI Health Alliance Submission
    In September 2019, the National LGBTI Health Alliance came to Adelaide to speak with LGBTI older people and elders, and their carers. This consultation, along with others in Melbourne, Canberra, Tasmania and on the Sunshine Coast informed the submission - read the submission here
  • The LGBTIQ People Ageing Well Project
    Following work with LGBTI elders about policy and service needs and priorities, The LGBTIQ People Ageing Well Project concluded, with the final report being sent in August 2018. For more information and to read the full report click here

For more information

For more information contact COTA SA Reception or Jackie Wurm, Project Officer - LGBTI Communities:

Phone: 08 8232 0422
Email: cotasa@cotasa.org.au

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