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Alana
Housing

Alana’s story

Alana shares her experience of leaving her own country, claiming asylum in the UK, finding safety with Micro Rainbow’s housing and moving on to a bright future.

Rainbow Hands
Housing

Kaira and Muhammed’s stories

Success stories of Kaira, an intersex asylum seeker from a Latin American country and Muhammed, a gay asylum seeker from Bangladesh

Cataleya in a MRI home
Housing

Cataleya’s story

From sleeping rough on the streets of London to finally finding safety in an Micro Rainbow safe house

Angela
Social inclusion

Angela’s story

Angela’s story highlights the need for social inclusion and empowerment of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees

Sanctuary at The Walthamstow Wetlands
Moving on programme

Sanctuary at The Walthamstow Wetlands

This activity, dancing at the Wetlands, allows LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees to use their bodies to express themselves and to heal past trauma. Micro Rainbow’s social inclusion programme is a key element of our holistic approach to integration.

Group dance workshop
Housing

Suffering in silence: the invisibility of LGBTI refugees

On World Refugee Day, we wrote a blog for Amnesty International LGBTI Network. We discussed the invisibility of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees and challenges they continue to face including discrimination, isolation, poverty and homelessness.

Choir at Allen & Overy
Social inclusion

Sharing our work at Allen & Overy

On 22 May 2107, Micro Rainbow with the LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees choir joined the Allen & Overy LGBT Network “A&Out”.

MRI Logo with strap line
Moving on programme

Why asylum seekers should be granted permission to work

Jill Power, describes Micro Rainbow’s view on a controversial issue that affects the lives of thousands of people seeking refuge every year: granting asylum seekers the right to work while their asylum case is determined.

Sista Sista meeting
Social inclusion

How Sista Sista tackles poverty of LBT women

Sara is a lesbian refugee from Uganda. When she was outed as lesbian, she was removed from education, beaten, humiliated and ultimately forced into a marriage with an older man.

Using creativity to heal the mind, body and heart
Social inclusion

Using creativity to heal the mind, body and heart

Now We Are Here began as a series of Young Vic Taking Part workshops which took place over eight months. Led by director Ian Rickson the workshops were run in partnership with Micro Rainbow.

Community Outreach, Community Healing
Social inclusion

Community Outreach, Community Healing

Find out about our peer support program called Weather the Storm and other social inclusion activities for LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers in the United Kingdom.

Jill Power
Social inclusion

Jill Power

Interview with Jill Power, Director of Social and Economic Inclusion at Micro Rainbow focusing on some of the challenges facing LGBTI youth living in poverty around the world.

Case study
Moving on programme

Lesbian refugee from Nigeria

“It is hard to survive in the UK when you don’t have a job, you don’t have friends with jobs, and your family members hate you because you are lesbian.”