In May of 2023, the Ugandan President signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act into law, codifying one of the most extreme pieces of anti-LGBTQI+ legislation in the world.
In recent months, Rainbow Railroad has experienced an alarming surge in requests for help from the LGBTQI+ community in Uganda.
We’ve also received a spike in requests for assistance from our partners on the ground in Uganda, including under-resourced organizations and shelters in rural Uganda, which have received little to no international attention. We’re also seeing a worsening trend of community rejection — including evictions, violent arrests, and loss of employment — as a major safety concern for LGBTQI+ individuals. You can read more about one of our partner organizations in Uganda, Mbarara Rise Foundation, here.
November 28, Giving Tuesday, all donations made to Rainbow Railroad will be directed to our work in Uganda, supporting the vital services of these organizations.