Rainbow Nursing Interest Group (RNIG)

RNIG Co-Chairs:

Rebecca Willis

Jean Clipsham

Cost of Interest Group: $20 for RNs, free for students and unemployed



To foster and advocate for nursing practice and environments that support people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.


Challenging invisibility and silencing faced by LGBTTTIQQAA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual and Ally) people.

Facilitate evidence-informed nursing care that reflects the needs of LGBTTTIQQAA clients

To provide resources, support and knowledge for registered nurses, their communities, and each other.

Member Update

RNIG Member Update January 2014


RNIG Celebrate Bisexuality Day 2008


RNIG Trans Day or Remembrance (TDOR) Hamilton 2008
RNIG Trans Pride Day - Call for Performers 2008
RNIG Trans Pride Day May 2008


RNIG Overview of LGBTQ Seniors Conference April 2008

Related RNIG Activities and Downloads

Positive Space Workshop Poster
Letter to Premier regarding Gender Identity - 2010
Shaping a Culture of Respect - March 2009
LGBTQ Health Matters - 2009
LGBTQ Infertility - 2009
CIHR Café Scientifique - September 2008
Shaping a Culture of Respect - December 2008
Healthy Queer Communities June 2008
LGBTQ and Addicted - 2008
Draft Bylaws March 2007
Rainbow Health Ontario
RNAO Position Statement: Respecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity