Author: Rainbow Riots

"It started five years ago in Sweden as a protest against homophobia. Now, Rainbow Riots is a global movement, encouraging LGBTIQ freedom through the transformative power of music. Along the way, songwriter and project leader Petter Wallenberg has stared down the barrel of guns but...

Out now! Here is the new short documentary about Rainbow Riots' journey from the world's most anti-gay countries to the Pride stage!   In 2017 our founder, Swedish artist and musician Petter Wallenberg, created the music album Rainbow Riots featuring queer voices from the world's most anti-gay...

If you're in Stockholm, Sweden - head down the fabulous gay bar Side Track! They have created a special cocktail named after our track "Equal Rights"! 10 SEK of each cocktail goes towards our forthcoming LGBT centre in Uganda!...

Our founder Petter Wallenberg did an interview with Swedish radio P4 Extra about our plans to launch Uganda's first LGBT-centre. Listen here: ...

News agency TT Nyhetsbyrån picked up the news about our plans to open Uganda's first LGBT centre and it's gone out in nearly every major Swedish paper. Read it in SVD here: There is still time to donate to help us achieve this. Every donation is...

"To me, equality means being equal regardless of race, sex and gender. I believe the only way equality can be achieved in Africa is for people to not be judgmental and not treat others any less because of their sexuality and gender identity." QWEERIST have done...

"To be honest, growing up was easy for me. In my small village where I grew up, everyone knew me as a tomboy – a girl who liked to play boy games and a girl that was carefree. But when I grew up, that’s when...

"You can't change the world over a night, but you can do something concrete to make it a little better place." Scandinavia's biggest gay magazine QX interviewed Rainbow Riots' founder Petter Wallenberg about his plans to open Uganda's first HGB community center. Read (in Swedish) here:  You can now...

Interview with us in The Guardian today! Uganda's Minister of ethics has gone out publicly and condemned our initiative to start an LGBT centre in Kampala. Here is what he has say: “They will have to take it somewhere else. They can’t open a centre of LGBT...

"Uganda is getting their own LGBT community centre" Check out this article in Pridelife about our plans here. And there is still time to donate to help us make this happen here!...