Redefining Queer Identity
Something historic and unprecedented is happening...
A seismic shift in the world of LGBTQ+ acceptance and empowerment is underway, and Across Rainbows is leading the charge.
For too long, queer individuals have been silenced and pushed to the margins, forced to conform to a world that refuses to acknowledge their inherent worth and beauty. But no more.
Across Rainbows is on a mission to help LGBTQ+ people rise up, claim their sense of self, and stand and unyielding in the face of bigotry and hatred, showing the world that love and acceptance will always triumph over intolerance and prejudice.
Through electrifying talks, transformative workshops, and a vibrant community of like-minded individuals, Across Rainbows is igniting a flame of hope and courage that will burn brightly for generations to come. We are here to empower queer people of all ages and backgrounds to make bold, fearless moves, to thrive in every aspect of their lives, and to seize their rightful place in the world.
Join us and be part of the Movement. The time for change is now!
The Across Rainbows community was started by Luciana Cousin and her son Nick at the start of the 2020 pandemic. It was born from wanting to fix what affected them personally. For too long, many people in the LGBTQ+ community have been subtly coerced into adopting and expressing an identity they’ve been told is socially acceptable. This forced identity has led to a crisis of collective and individual low sense of self. Across Rainbows is here to change that.
"We believe that each of us has a unique voice that deserves to be heard, and we empower the LGBTQ+ community to express themselves authentically and creatively. By embracing this philosophy of unique expression, we are able to redefine what it means to be Queer, and to cultivate a community that is vibrant, inclusive, and full of possibility." Luciana Cousin
Read about Luciana’s personal experience here.
For many of us, our dreams and ambitions have been stifled and silenced by those around us. We live in a world that constantly tells us what to do, how to act, what to be.
● Don’t be too loud
● Don’t be too gay
● Be fun
● Be camp
● Don’t be straight acting
● Be my ‘gay-best-friend’
What is queer identity?
Some people have a bad emotional connection with the word queer. It was a very derogative, insulting term in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Today, we choose to reclaim and redefine the former slur — and here’s why:
Queer is a collective word for LGBTQ+ and the rest of the alphabet.
The word queer is about being non-normative, creative and different.
Being different is what makes us beautiful
Nurturing our queer identity, relationships and purpose helps us navigate through the world and our role in it – with resilience and creativity. This sparks a new understanding and acceptance of ourselves,
each other and the world.
At Across Rainbows, we:
Support the sexual, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people.
Take control of what it means to be LGBTQ+, being who we are — not what the world says we should be.
Challenge and change the narrative the world wrote for us.
Offer community and the tools needed to stand up strong in a sometimes very hostile and unsafe world.
Champion the LGBTQ+ community with passion, courage and integrity.
Who we are
When people come together and move in the same direction, extraordinary things happen.
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Across Rainbows Culture Queerability Circles and Bubbles are the epitome of revolutionary, challenging and transformational experiences.
They offer a rapid, no-BS, top-down, bottom-up approach that leaves participants feeling reborn.
Our expertly designed programmes cater to individuals of all ages, from the vivacious and curious youth to the wise and experienced of our community.
Our Queerability Circles ignite an unprecedented spark of creativity and passion, unleashing a torrent of raw potential that is waiting to be harnessed. With each step, you will gain an unshakeable sense of confidence and clarity of purpose, bringing forth the very best version of yourselves.
join the MOVEMENT
Join the Across Rainbow movement and reclaim your power to define yourself.
Across Rainbows is a passionate, fierce, and unapologetic call to action for all of us to embrace our true selves with courage, to rely on each other for support, and to approach the world with the utmost kindness.
We know that being Queer is not just about who we love or how we identify. It's about creating a society that is inclusive, loving, and accepting of everyone, regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation, or expression.
We know that Queer identity is not a narrow definition, but rather a vast and colorful spectrum of experiences, and we're committed to celebrating each and every one of them.