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Welcome to The Rainbow Hub



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 aged 50+. Click on the links below for more information. You can also find updates on Facebook.

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Programs and services

Visit COTA SA's events page for more events.

  • Rainbow Hub Monthly Lunch
    Every 4th Thursday of the month for members of the LGBTI community aged 50+ (NOTE December lunch will be 30 December, the 5th Thursday of the month)
    TIME: 12 noon - 1:30pm
    Treasury 1860, 144 King William Street, Adelaide (For Online Conversations we will send you a Zoom link)
    BOOKINGS: Essential as numbers are limited due to COVID-19. Email events@cotasa.org.au or call 08 8232 0422. If booking after the COTA SA office closes on 23 December, please book directly with The Treasury on 08 7225 1722

    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.
  • 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.
  • Navigating Aged Care, LGBTI Rainbow Hub
    We provide tailored information in Adelaide - including at events, online or by phone. Also via our Rainbow Hub Enews - subscribe here. More information: Aged Care Navigators Trial page
  • 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

  • Rainbow Memories Matter
    In March 2021 we were pleased to hold our Rainbow Memories Workshop: Challenging invisibility and celebrating our histories. While this initial event has now passed, the aim remains important; please see the Celebrating as we age: Rainbow Memories Workshop Tips handout for more information on why it matters to preserve these memories and ideas of how you can do so. If you'd like to see them, photos of the workshop were shared to our Facebook page here.


  • 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)

  • Letter to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights Re: Religious Discrimination Legislative Package
    Letter from COTA SA and the Rainbow Hub Advisory Group to express the concerns of COTA SA about the Religious Discrimination Legislative Package which in its current form will set back our aim, as Australians, for an inclusive society which does not permit discrimination against others, including older people. Read the full letter here

  • 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

    You can access the SA Government factsheets on spent convictions here: Text Version or Easy Read Version
  • 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

    You can read more COTA SA Submissions the Rainbow Hub has contributed to on the COTA SA Submissions page

Rainbow Hub in the Media

You can catch up on various media articles featuring The Rainbow Hub below

For more information

For more information contact COTA SA Reception or Jackie Wurm, Project Officer - Rainbow Hub:

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

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