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Today we proudly announce the first look at the artwork for our forthcoming single ”Love is Love", composed and produced by Rainbow Riots' founder Petter Wallenberg featuring India’s first openly gay celebrity drag queen Sushant Divgikar AKA Rani Ko-He-Nur.  It's already been hailed as "India's first Pride Anthem"...

Rainbow Riots's founder, Swedish musician and activist Petter Wallenberg, has been in Mumbai for nearly two years writing and producing music with India's first openly gay, lesbian and trans singers, rappers and dancers. The result is the upcoming music album and advocacy project "Rainbow Riots India"! During...

We have received a wonderful tribute from Brazil! Brazil has one of the world’s highest rates of murders of LGBTQ people. Inspired by Rainbow Riots, this group of black Brazilian LGBTQ artists and dancers called Afrobapho gathered to fight homophobia with creativity. The group recorded their...

Swedish LGBT magazine QX wrote about India's first legal Pride and all the activities that Rainbow Riots collaborated on, including a dance flashmob with young Indian LGBT people and a concert with India's first LGBT choir. In this photo you can see our founder Petter Wallenberg when he...

https://youtu.be/MY50XhlNKLQ "We are different, but love is love and it is no different." Those words mean a lot when they come from someone living in fear of their life just for being who they are. Check out this new music video, directed by our founder Petter Wallenberg, starring...

”With music, we can give voice to people like us who don’t have one”. Our founder Petter Wallenberg​ was interviewed by Indian newspaper Mid Day about the forthcoming music album ”Rainbow Riots India” that he is writing and producing featuring queer Indian singers. Read full...

Last Saturday, India's first legal Pride parade was held in Bombay. What a landmark! India has the world's 2nd biggest population. Imagine how much that means to millions of people. Rainbow Riots’ founder Petter Wallenberg was invited to speak at the event, in front of thousands. This...

World premiere last night in Bombay: India’s first LGBT choir Rainbow Voices Mumbai performed a new musical collaboration with Rainbow Riots founder Petter Wallenberg as part of a concert during India’s first legal Pride festival, Bombay Pride. The musical piece will be released globally later in the...

We did it! After three months of rehearsals, this group of young Indian LGBT people did a dance flashmob on the streets of Bombay. The music was a new track that our founder Petter Wallenberg has made with Indian lesbian singer Pragya Pallavi called ”Love at first right” which...

"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...