Protecting LGBTQI rights around the globe.
Around the world, approximately 80 countries have anti-homosexuality laws, and
There are a small amount of brave human rights defenders and civil society groups trying to fight for LGBTQI rights in these countries, providing a lifeline for support. However, for those not able to get access to these
Since its founding in 2006, Rainbow Railroad has funded travel for over 300 individuals – with a record 81 people
Demand for our service is currently outpacing our ability to respond and we are seeking help to expand our networks and sources of funding and other support to help Rainbow Railroad to meet demand. Many LGBTQI lives from all around the world depend on it.
What help is needed
- Financial support to cover travel expenses for the people we help, and some post-settlement assistance.
- Direct assistance to LGBTQI refugees with their resettlement. Types of support include housing, access to a friendship network, and legal support while filing a claim.
- Become a spokesperson to shine a light on the ongoing persecution facing LGBTQI people internationally.