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Rainbow Riots are proud that our song “Freedom” has become a torch song to celebrate the strength and beauty of LGBTQ people all over the world! Here is a new photo from a graduation ceremony for LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers in Nairobi, Kenya, where...

In Uganda it's illegal to be LGBTQ. We are on a mission to change this. Since 2015 Rainbow Riots have been working in this East African country, figthing for equal rights through our creative activism and high profile projects. In 2019 we founded Uganda's first LGBTQ...

After 2 long years of pandemic restrictions we are overjoyed to finally announce that Rainbow Riots are working on new creative LGBTQ community activities again! Here is a snapshot from our dance workshop in Kampala, Uganda today. We use creativity to express the need for...

Many of you have suggested we start a Patreon, to make it possible to offer “memberships” with special benefits for our supporters. Well, it’s here! You can now sign up to become a Patron for Rainbow Riots, and support us monthly to help us create...

We are proud to announce that we have received 3000 downloads of our podcast "Rainbow Riots Radio"! Thank you everyone who has downloaded it!”Rainbow Riots Radio” is presented by our founder Petter Wallenberg and features queer stories from around the world. You can hear or download it...

This is Alicia Darling, a young trans woman from Uganda. Alicia has been part of Rainbow Riots since our founder and creative director, Swedish artist Petter Wallenberg first went to Uganda, Africa back in 2015 to make music with LGBT singers. The result was the...

Sing King is a karaoke channel with 9 million subscribers on YouTube, and for Pride they are supporting Rainbow Riots! They have put together a playlist filled with Pride anthems to raise money for us!  So by singing karaoke via Sing King’s app you will support...

Our short film/music video ”Freedom” directed by Rainbow Riots’ founder, Swedish artist Petter Wallenberg and filmed with our team in Uganda, Africa, was just shown for the first time in China!  CINEMQ is a non-profit underground queer cinema collective in Shanghai, China, and they recently screened...

At 8.00 p.m GMT on Friday 19th February our music will be getting support from UK radio!  DJ Su-ki is celebrating LGBTQ+ history month on British radio station Radio Free Matlock by playing music from LGBTQ+ artists from around the world, showcasing music from the two Rainbow...

We are sad to report that the Rainbow Riots LGBT+ community centre in Kampala, Uganda is closed until further notice due to the unavoidable circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  However, Rainbow Riots activities in Uganda will continue. We have a long established network of Ugandan...