5 days ago
A message to the world from Rainbow Riots Uganda: In Uganda the situation for LGBT+ people is getting worse. In this East African country it is already illegal to be LGBT+, and now the parliament is once again discussing reintroducing the Anti homosexuality bill, commonly known as the “Kill the gays-bill”. Consequently, Ugandan LGBT+ people are living in fear, and preparing to fight for their lives. If this bill is passed as law it could make same sex relations punishable by death. It also means no LGBT+ community activities, health access or help will be allowed. Life is already hard for this persecuted minority, who are often harassed and driven out of their homes, but it could suddenly become much, much harder..Anti-LGBT+ rhetorics are on the rise in Uganda’s traditional and social media, in mosques and churches and on the streets. Every day LGBT+people are accused of being sinners, paedophiles, molesters, satanic and the cause of all evils in society. The rainbow flag is being branded a symbol of Satan and evil instead of peace and love. When you take away a community’s every single symbol of freedom and pride, you take away their humanity. We need to stop this. Since 2015, Rainbow Riots have worked mobilising and helping the Ugandan LGBT+ community, through our local organisation Rainbow Riots Uganda. We will continue to work for equality and justice, so that all humans will have the right to live without fear, no matter where they live. We need to stop the hatred and injustice and share the voices of the silenced LGBT+ people of Uganda. And to do this, we need more people to get behind Rainbow Riots. Spread the word and make the world listen! Amplify this message and follow, support and join Rainbow Riots, so we can make a change. No human should have to live in fear because of who they are or who they love!Support Rainbow Riots by donating at: www.rainbowriots.com ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
In 2018 same sex relations were decriminalised in India, and all Indians were free to love. It was the biggest victory for human rights in our time, and Rainbow Riots were right in the middle of India's rainbow revolution. Our founder, Swedish artist, musician and director Petter Wallenberg, spent two years in Bombay working with India's queer pioneers on a collaboration of music, film and performing arts. This film piece is features India's first transgender dance group Dancing Queens, India's first LGBTQ choir Rainbow Voices Mumbai and Indian queer dance duo High Heel Hotties. It is a celebration of the queer roots of Indian mythology and culture as well as the bright future for equal rights in the world's largest democracy. We hope you enjoy it! ... See MoreSee Less
Rainbow Riots is in Kenya.
2 months ago
This is really heartbreaking. We are shocked by the news that LGBT activist Edwin Chiloba has been found dead inside a metal box at a roadside in Kenya, Africa.Same sex relations are illegal in Kenya, and punishable by up to 21 years in prison. To be openly LGBT can be very dangerous. Rainbow Riots therefore commend Edwin’s bravery to break the silence, and at the same time we mourn the fact that another life has been lost. We all have to join forces and keep fighting for a change for LGBT people all around the world. All humans should be free to be who they are and love who they love. ... See MoreSee Less
Rainbow Riots is at Kampala City Uganda/Africa.
3 months ago
Merry Xmas and happy holidays everyone! And remember love is for everyone! 🎉💕🎄🌈🌈The photo is from when Rainbow Riots organised a secret Pride celebration in Uganda, after the police stopped Pride Uganda. Although they tried to stop lgbt people from gathering and celebrating their Pride as human beings, they couldn’t stop our secret party. A celebration can mean so much when it’s difficult or even illegal to be who we are and to love who we love. So remember to keep celebrating who you are and keep loving who you love! 💕🎉💕🎉#rainbowriots #lgbt #loveislove #lgbtq🌈 #queerpride #humanrights ... See MoreSee Less
Rainbow Riots is at Kampala City Uganda/Africa.
4 months ago
Here is a photo from Rainbow Riots latest music workshop with young LGBT people in Uganda. We had such a great time in the studio! 😀In Uganda it’s illegal to be LGBT, so Rainbow Riots use creativity as a tool to strengthen the community in a safe way. That’s why music has always been an important part of our human rights activism. Music is a universal language that brings people together. It can also help create dialogue and discussion about LGBT issues on an international arena. 🤩🎊Through our international music releases, Rainbow Riots uniquely empower and support marginalised LGBT people, whilst helping them make their voices heard on a global scale. We believe that you can fight for your rights and have a great time whilst doing it. 💕💕With support from Svenska institutet & Kulturrådet ... See MoreSee Less