The AIM Rainbow

Support Acceptance and Celebration of LGBTQIA+
Alexandra Forshaw

Alexandra Forshaw

I am an autistic, trans woman, married with one grown-up daughter. I’ve worked as a software developer for 20 years, having started out teaching myself to program as a hobby and working up from there.

Discovering I am autistic was important to me because it finally allowed me to understand myself. I’m a firm advocate for neurodiversity, autistic and LGBT rights, and the social model of disability. As part of that I have offered to assist A.I.M. with those matters involving the intersection of autism and gender.

Mabz Beetz

Mabz Beetz

I am a 22-year-old actor and filmmaker. Autistic and non-binary. Love superhero movies!

AIM Rainbow Policy

A.I.M. Policy on Gender and Sexuality

A.I.M. is an inclusive organisation and in keeping with this we welcome and accept all autistic children and adults, their families and carers, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender presentation. We recognise that a substantial number of autistic people identify as LGBT and as a result may feel doubly isolated. We take steps to ensure that their specific needs are met equally.


  • All A.I.M. events and services are open to those who identify as LGBT. We do not tolerate any discrimination on the grounds of sexuality or gender.
  • I.M. events are designed to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all who attend, including any who identify as LGBT.
  • I.M. works closely with LGBT autistic people to ensure that we understand their particular needs and can offer appropriate support.

LGBT Services

  • We provide a confidential email service for autistic LGBT young people and adults, their carers and families, where they can contact other LGBT autistics for support and advice. The email address is
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