Rainbow Migration service users at Pride London

As we near the end of 2022, we wanted to share some key highlights from 2022 with you:  

  • Service users from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Morocco, Egypt, and Zimbabwe have been granted asylum.
  • We marched with 36 of our service users at Pride in London and attended Trans Pride London for the first time with 7 of our service users.
  • We launched our No Pride in Detention campaign calling for an end to the detention of LGBTQI+ people. Over 3,000 people have signed our handraiser, and 19 organisations have joined in support.
  • We consulted with service users on the development of our new strategy and 95% ranked the impact that Rainbow Migration has had on their life as an 8 out of 10 or higher. 
  • We won an Attitude Pride Award for our work! 

We are proud to have achieved so much in 2022 against the backdrop of an increasingly challenging external environment. Egregious policies and legislation such as the Rwanda deal and the Nationality and Borders Act, which acutely affect LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum, have caused heightened fear and anxiety among our service users.

Our support services and specialist legal advice service have been a lifeline for many, helping LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum to reduce isolation, build support networks and succeed in the asylum process.

Here is an infographic that highlights the impact of the practical, emotional, and legal support we have provided to LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum in 2022: