We’re a finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Award for the best Social Investment Deal of the Year!
Changing people's lives, one at a time
About Micro Rainbow
Micro Rainbow’s vision is to create a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people are free from discrimination, persecution and have equal opportunities in life, including in accessing employment, training, education, financial services, healthcare, housing, places of faith, and public services.
We do this by:
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What we do at Micro Rainbow
What we are doing to help LGBTQI asylum seekers and refugees
About our moving on programme for LGBTQI asylum seekers and refugees
Many LGBTQI people flee their country because of the persecution they face due to their sexuality, gender identity or intersex status. Those who find safety in the UK and become refugees have to build a whole new life. Micro Rainbow can help in this process with employability and moving on support.
Why we provide social inclusion activities for LGBTQI asylum seekers and refugees
LGBTQI refugees are still rejected by their families and communities even in the UK. They become extremely isolated, without enough social safety nets and opportunities in life. They live at the margins of society, often in environments that expose them to increased abuse and violence.
We are one of the top 100 social enterprises in the UK! We could not have achieved this without your support and the amazing Micro Rainbow team, thank you. Together we will continue to support LGBTQI people fleeing persecution to find safety and to live fulfilling lives in the UK.
Refugee Action spoke to Estelle, a volunteer Asylum Guide, who trained as part of their Navigating Asylum Partnerships project, funded by Comic Relief. This is Estelle’s story.