Our Organization

Ontario Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf (ORAD) is a not for profit organization serving Deaf, deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and hearing people who are LGBTTIQQ2S* communities in the Province of Ontario.

Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf exists to coordinate social events, and provides educational and social outreach workshops through our LGBTTIQQ2S communities:

1. To coordinate events and activities for the Deaf, deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, and hearing people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, intersexed, queer, questioning, two-spirited, bisexual-curious, straight-curious, and queer positive, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender, religion, ethnic background or abilities.

2. To represent and encourage the growth and advancement of the ORAD community within the Province of Ontario as a whole.

3. To provide referral resources to individuals during the coming-out process, and to attempt through educational and social outreach to reduce the promulgation of homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, biphobia, lesbophobia, audism and any other forms of discrimination and racism

*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, and Two-Spirited.