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A New Year in the Fight for LGBTQI+ Freedom

A New Year in the Fight for LGBTQI+ Freedom A New Year in the Fight for LGBTQI+ Freedom

Only a few months into 2024, it is apparent that the landscape for LGBTQI+ rights remains fraught with challenges. Against a disheartening surge in anti-LGBTQI+ rhetoric and legislation worldwide, we are grateful for the support of our community, which makes our vital work possible.

A New Year in the Fight for LGBTQI+ Freedom, our latest Donor Impact Report, will shed light on the work we have been engaged in over the past few months, as well as the stories of resilience and courage that define the global LGBTQI+ community.

Among these stories is the remarkable journey of Bintang, an activist, supported by Rainbow Railroad, who now stands as a beacon of empowerment in their new community, tirelessly working to foster a sense of home and belonging for fellow newcomers.

The report also sheds light on the urgent crisis gripping LGBTQI+ communities in Uganda. Following the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act last year, we experienced a major influx in requests for help from LGBTQI+ Ugandans facing violence in their communities. Earlier this month, the Ugandan Constitutional Court released a decision upholding the draconian legislation. We continue to receive a high number of requests for help, and the need for support has never been more pressing.

Additionally, we are excited to provide an update on our own organizational evolution. Recognizing the evolving needs of LGBTQI+ newcomers, Rainbow Railroad is tailoring our programming to the intricacies of resettlement, ensuring that every individual we support receives the comprehensive care they deserve.

As you immerse yourself in the narratives within these pages, we invite you to join us in our commitment to LGBTQI+ freedom. You can read more below, or download the full report here. Thank you for you continued support.