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Digital Subscriptions > Gay Times > May 2017 > LIVING UNDERTHE DOUBLE RAINBOW


Living as LGBT+ is hard enough, but when you have autism spectrum disorder as well it can feel impossible. Thankfully, groups like Twainbow are out there to help…

It’s termed “living under the double rainbow” – navigating the challenges of being both LGBT+ and having autism spectrum disorder. But help is out there thanks to the Twainbow organisation, which was set up in 2015.

Twainbow describes itself as “a clearinghouse of information” on LGBT-ASD social support, news and research, and Steve Silberman, author of the book NeuroTribes, tells us: “Any organisation that fights for the civil rights of LGBT+ folks on the spectrum, raises awareness of the special challenges and joys of living under the double rainbow, promotes pride and self-confidence, builds alliances, and condemns bullying, systemic ableism [ie the discrimination of people with disabilities] and homophobia is doing really important work.

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