United Kingdom

The leading organisation promoting integration of LGBTI refugees in the UK. Every year, over 1,500 LGBTI people claim asylum in the UK on the basis of their sexual orientation, and/or their gender identity, and/or the way their body looks.

Sanctuary at The Walthamstow Wetlands
Social inclusion

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. MRI’s social inclusion programme is a key element of our holistic approach to integration.

Choir at Allen & Overy
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Sharing our work at Allen & Overy

On 22 May, MRI with the LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees choir joined the Allen & Overy LGBT Network “A&Out”. MRI’s Founder and CEO, Sebastian Rocca, presented the work of MRI in Brazil, Cambodia and

Whos Gonna Love Me Now
Social inclusion

Who’s gonna love me now?

On the 12th of June, the MRI LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees choir joined the members of several LGBT networks at Credit Suisse to watch the film “Who’s gonna love me now?”. The film follows Saar

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

Using creativity to heal the mind, body and heart

Now We Are Here tells the stories of Michael, Mir, Desmond and Tammy, four asylum seekers and refugees living in the UK who are LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex). Expectations of England, a hoped-for

Community Outreach, Community Healing
Social inclusion

Community Outreach, Community Healing

Weather the storm Micro Rainbow International recently established a pilot peer support program for LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers in the United Kingdom called Weather the Storm. This pilot was received with early enthusiasm and

Jill Power - London, United Kingdom
Social inclusion

Jill Power – London, United Kingdom

For IDAHOT 2015’s (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) theme “LGBTI Youth” we’ve chosen to highlight some of the challenges facing LGBTI youth living in poverty by interviewing service providers working with this struggling population Jill Power