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"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!...

"Everyone was silent. All you could hear was someone crying. Later, we found out someone had jumped three stories to escape and broke their spine. I’ll never forget that night." Our founder Petter Wallenberg was interviewed by QWEERIST about the story behind creating Rainbow Riots and...

We're really proud to announce the first fundraising result! Our charity dinners and art event at Vassa Eggen in Stockholm raised the equivalent of around 4000 USD! Every penny will go towards our launch of Uganda’s first LGBT community centre. Thanks everyone! If you want to help...

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...