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In countries around the world, LGBTQI+ people face violence and oppression simply because of who they love or who they are. We help them get to safety.

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Solidarity in Pride

Solidarity in Pride

In over 60 countries around the world, queer and trans people face persecution for celebrating and affirming their LGBTQI+ identity, simply because of who they are or who they love. Against the rising global tide of anti-LGBTQI+ sentiment and legislation, we call for Solidarity in Pride and a collective commitment to queer liberation.

Jannat Ali Will Never Stop Being a Proud Activist &...

Jannat Ali Will Never Stop Being a Proud Activist & Artist

In countries where LGBTQI+ people face legal persecution and constant mistreatment, openly advocating for queer and trans rights and freedoms can come at an incredible personal cost. Jannat Ali’s story exemplifies this reality.

Like Butter in the Sun: Jude Dawson’s Journey to F...

Like Butter in the Sun: Jude Dawson’s Journey to Freedom

Jude Dawson is a gay man who uses the pronouns he, him, and handsome. He speaks about his experience resettling in France from Jamaica in vivid terms. “My experience resettling is like butter in the sun,” he says; it was extremely difficult to stay whole and survive. 

Embracing Authenticity & Unity: The Inspiring Journey...

Embracing Authenticity & Unity: The Inspiring Journey of Persion Unapologetic

Originally from Jamaica, Persion left her home country to find refuge in Spain. Her story underscores the importance, for queer and trans people, of doing whatever’s needed to access the environments where we can be our authentic selves. For Persion, embracing one’s truth is what Pride is all about.

Rainbow Railroad Condemns Biden Administration's Border...

Rainbow Railroad Condemns Biden Administration's Border Asylum Ban

Rainbow Railroad is deeply concerned and condemns the Biden Administration’s executive order that imposes severe restrictions on the right to seek asylum, putting those seeking refuge in harm’s way.

Ugandan Constitutional Court Upholds Draconian Anti-LGBTQI+ Law

Uganda’s top court rejects the request to nullify the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2023 (AHA23). Initially signed into law last May by President Museveni, AHA23 is one of the most extreme pieces of anti-LGBTQI+ legislation in the world, and includes the death penalty and life imprisonment.

Decades later, LGBTQI+ Ghanaians still face persecution...

Decades later, LGBTQI+ Ghanaians still face persecution based on old British colonial law

Last week, Ghana’s parliament passed one of the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQI+ bills, further threatening and endangering the queer and trans community in Ghana. Despite gaining independence from British rule on this day in 1957, more than six decades later, colonial anti-LGBTQI+ laws continue to reverberate in the country and across the continent.

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