Author: Rainbow Riots

Australia’s gay capital Sydney has a dark history. There was a time when gay men were being violently bashed and murdered. The police did nothing, so a group of leather lesbians decided to get on their motorcycles to patrol and protect their gay brothers. Shannon...

Out today: Rainbow Riots Radio - Episode 9: Sydney’s dark gay history: Australia’s gay capital Sydney has a dark history. There was a time when gay men were being violently bashed and murdered. The police did nothing, so a group of leather lesbians decided to get...

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 want to change this.  In 2019 we are opening Uganda’s first LGBT community centre. The centre will be a safe space to...

Out now: Rainbow Riots Radio - Episode 8: A poem about a lesbian’s fear in Jamaica Rainbow Riots’ founder Petter Wallenberg meets London based lesbian poet Andreena Leanne who was born in Jamaica. On a recent visit she found that the island’s notorious homophobia cast a...

As of today, homosexuality is no longer a crime in India! 157 years of criminalization is over, and all Indians are now free to love! We are proud to be a part of this journey together with the Indian LGBT movement. In 2019 we will launch our...

Rainbow Riots' founder Petter Wallenberg meets London based lesbian poet Andreena Leanne who was born in Jamaica. On a recent visit she found that the island’s notorious homophobia cast a dark shadow over the place of her childhood memories. The episode ends with Wallenberg's musical...

Our crowdfunding campaign to launch the first LGBT+ community centre in Uganda got featured in Gay Times Magazine!Check it out here: There's still time to donate. If you would like to chip in, go here:  ...

Since 2015 Rainbow Riots have been working in Uganda using music and arts to protest homo- and transphobia. But right now, there's no reliable and safe space for the LGBT community to come together and continue this powerful protest. That's why Rainbow Riots are partnering with the...

Shannon Power heads to the world premiere of Black Divaz, a documentary about Australia's first pageant for Aboriginal drag queens. Shannon catches up with its stars who tell her not only why they do drag, but why drag is a critical tool to empower young...