On 22 May 2017, Micro Rainbow with the LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees choir joined the Allen & Overy LGBT Network “A&Out”.
Micro Rainbow’s Founder and CEO, Sebastian Rocca, presented the work of Micro Rainbow in Brazil, Cambodia and the UK. He spoke about the challenges and issues that LGBTI people face in becoming financially included and overcoming poverty.
Sebastian explained how rejection by families, discrimination from the community, lack of education, homelessness, high levels of debt and lack of guarantees are all factors that prevent many LGBTI people from stepping out of poverty, and the solutions that Micro Rainbow is providing to these challenges.
To conclude the evening, the Micro Rainbow choir engaged with the audience and under the leadership of Micro Rainbow’s talented choir master Ellie Moranthey, they sang together. There were also emotional spoken words performances by two Micro Rainbow members, Tammy and PJ Samuels. This event was a great way to raise awareness of Micro Rainbow’s work with a new audience and Micro Rainbow looks forward to continuing the conversations we started with Allen & Overy.
Micro Rainbow would like to thank Laura Milner, Jo Terry and the team at Allen & Overy for the invitation to the event and their support.