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2 weeks ago

Rainbow Riots

International human rights organisation Rainbow Riots has opened Uganda's first LGBTQ community centre, in Kampala. To keep the community centre alive, we need your help. Be a part of this historic project by donating today. Donate here: rainbowriots.com/portfolio_page/east-africas-first-lgbt-community-center/ ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Rainbow Riots

"LGBTQ people in Uganda live under constant threat and as late as last Saturday 100 people were arrested in a homophobic police raid in Kampala. Now Swedish Petter Wallenberg (founder of Rainbow Riots) has opened a community centre in the country where LGBTQ people can find refuge."

Sweden's biggest gay magazine QX wrote about our new LGBTQ-community centre in Uganda. Read here:

www.qx.se/samhalle/190317/rainbow-riots-nya-center-ger-ugandiska-hbtq-personer-en-trygg-plats/
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1 month ago

Rainbow Riots

Message from Rainbow Riots' founder Petter Wallenberg:

I am so proud to announce one of the most important projects we have ever created. We have succeed with something that seemed impossible - we have opened Uganda's first LGBTQ community centre!

In Uganda it’s illegal to be gay. LGBT people risk being arrested or becoming victims of violence. There is no safe space. As a gay man you are considered a devil, and enemy of society. Since I started working in Uganda I have received death threats and hate mail regularly trying to stop me. This is just a small part of the danger Ugandan LGBT people face daily.

In 2016 me and my Ugandan friends were held hostage at gunpoint as the police stormed in and raided Pride Uganda. We didn't know if we were gonna live or die. I decided there and then that I wanted to keep fighting for a change.

After a long time of preparations and with the help from global organization All Out and from donations from private individuals around the world, we have finally succeeded in opening Uganda's first LGBT community centre.

The centre is a safe space to welcome the Ugandan LGBT community. It also offers advice and a diverse range of recreation programmes and services including arts, cultural activities and community gatherings.

I want everyone around the world to help us fight against the horrific injustice against LGBT people in Uganda. By supporting this centre you can take a stand for every human’s right to equality and love.

Here is a short documentary I have made about our community centre. If you want to donate towards it, please do so here or go to: rainbowriots.com

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn1l-KRDCqg&lc=z23pxptqxuasyzlqj04t1aokgw324nm2y3jdvoawnuuybk0h00410
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2 months ago

Rainbow Riots

RAINBOW RIOTS HAS STARTED UGANDA’S FIRST LGBT+ COMMUNITY CENTER

In Uganda it’s illegal to be gay. LGBT people risk being arrested or becoming victims of violence. They have no safe space. Rainbow Riots is on a mission to change this.

Thanks to donations from private individuals around the world and a fundraising campaign run by Rainbow Riots and global organisation All Out, in 2019 we opened Uganda’s first LGBT community centre. The centre is a safe space to welcome the Ugandan LGBT community. It also offers advice and a diverse range of recreation programmes and services including arts, cultural activities and community gatherings.

To keep the community centre alive, Rainbow Riots needs your help. Be a part of this historic project by donating today.

Rainbow Riots founder and director, Swedish artist and activist Petter Wallenberg said:

“In spite of the challenges, we have succeeded in opening our LGBTQ community centre. I want everyone around the world to help us fight against the horrific injustice against LGBT people in Uganda. By supporting this centre you can take a stand for every human’s right to equality and love.”

Donate here:
rainbowriots.com/portfolio_page/east-africas-first-lgbt-community-center/
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2 months ago

Rainbow Riots

RAINBOW RIOTS HAS STARTED UGANDA’S FIRST LGBT+ COMMUNITY CENTER

In Uganda it’s illegal to be gay. LGBT people risk being arrested or becoming victims of violence. They have no safe space. Rainbow Riots is on a mission to change this.

Thanks to donations from private individuals around the world and a fundraising campaign run by Rainbow Riots and global organisation All Out, in 2019 we opened Uganda’s first LGBT community centre. The centre is a safe space to welcome the Ugandan LGBT community. It also offers advice and a diverse range of recreation programmes and services including arts, cultural activities and community gatherings.

To keep the community centre alive, Rainbow Riots needs your help. Be a part of this historic project by donating today.

Rainbow Riots founder and director, Swedish artist and activist Petter Wallenberg said:

“In spite of the challenges, we have succeeded in opening our LGBTQ community centre. I want everyone around the world to help us fight against the horrific injustice against LGBT people in Uganda. By supporting this centre you can take a stand for every human’s right to equality and love.”

Donate here:
rainbowriots.com/portfolio_page/east-africas-first-lgbt-community-center/
... See MoreSee Less

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