We help LGBT people escape state-sponsored violence.

What WE Do



We verify each case, learn about the circumstances of the individual facing persecution and determine how we can help.


We determine effective routes to safety,  and connect with local contacts who can provide pre-travel and logistical support


We provide travel to their destination country and immediate, bridging post-travel support on arrival.

In addition to our work supporting individual cases, we have monitored and responded to state-sponsored violence affecting the LGBTQI community. Learn more about some of these regions:
Rainbow Railroad is engaged in international LGBTQI movement as a member (and board member) of the International Lesbian, Gay, bi-sexual, Transexual and Intersex organization (ILGA) as well as the Dignity Network , The Commonwealth Equality Network, and the Council for Global Equality.