Contributions

We all have stories to tell, advice to give, experiences to share. Communities are built on sharing, and we’d love it if members of our community here at AIM for the Rainbow wanted to contribute towards Iggy’s Initiative.

We’re asking for submissions that have some connection with the Double Rainbow–with neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ lives and experiences. You might write about the experience of coming out, about your hopes for the future or your fears today. You might want to offer help and advice to others on similar paths through life, or perhaps share an account of something fun you’ve done.

Submissions can be creative fiction or factual. They might take the form of a list, or an essay or a poem. They might be long or short. You can also submit photographs and visual art. All we ask is that it is your own work, and you own any images you send in.

We’re sorry that we can’t offer payment for submissions, and we can’t promise to publish everything we receive. Anything you submit remains your work and you will be credited as the author/creator. We may edit submissions for clarity or length, but we will ask you to approve the draft before it appears online.


You can contact our editorial team using the form below to propose your ideas, or to submit a piece of writing directly. Please use our Contact page for general enquiries.

Taking Shape

Screenshot of a closed Facebook group called The Rainbow Room showing the header image which is an AIM for the Rainbow graphic

On Saturday I (Alex) was at the Neurodivergent Labour launch in London with dear friend and AIM CEO Emma Dalmayne, and had the great pleasure to meet up with fab Erin (@queerlyautistic). We talked about our AIM for the Rainbow initiative which had never really got off the ground, and how we feel it’s so important and necessary.

We talked about refreshing and relaunching it to provide information and support, to campaign for acceptance and the rights of LGBTQIA+ neurodivergent people of all ages. So it’s less than a week later and we now have this website, a Facebook page and group, and a Twitter account! Who says autistics can’t organise or plan?

All this and we’ve not had our “official” launch yet! Please follow us on social media, like our page, join our group. We’d love to see you all there!