«It is necessary to develop reception and accommodation facilities for LGBTIQ+ exiles in order to provide them with inclusive, caring and safe spaces. The multiplication of these centres across France will facilitate their asylum application process and their integration.»

© Camille Charpigny

Emmanuel is a social worker. For the past two years, he has been working for the Refuge Foundation in a support and accommodation service dedicated to LGBTQIA+ exiles aged between 18 and 30.

He accompanies the people housed in the management of their problems and their projects. Its fields of intervention are varied. It works with them on their asylum application, their care pathway, the search for training or employment, access to housing, registration on the territory, etc.

There is a need to develop reception and accommodation facilities for LGBTQIA+ exiles in order to offer them inclusive, caring and safe spaces. The multiplication of these centres across France will facilitate their asylum application process and their integration.

In the vast majority of cases, LGBTQIA+ exiles live in an insecure context, on the margins of their own community. They carry with them significant traumatic episodes. Special attention must be paid to their mental health.

Asylum is a protection that we must guarantee to LGBTQIA+ people in exile. My intervention, however modest, aims to re-establish them as subjects of rights and actors in their lives.

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© Camille Charpigny

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Rainbow Welcome! visual universe

Rainbow Welcome! visual identity has been developed by Alison Roger France, in collaboration with PLS and all the partners. 

She studied the complexity of sexuality, sexual orientations, genders, gender expressions, identities, sexual characteristics, fluidity between the various spectrums, etc. She also adopted a reflective creation process including refugees’ journey in life and on earth to finally come with those organic forms whose nasting, movements and textures aim at illustrating the multiplicity and complexity of each and all individuals. Of course, the colours of the LGBTIQ+ flag have been used. The whole is wanted to be dynamic, intriguing and … positive. Our message is the one of reception and inclusion, as stated in our motto “Rainbow refugees, WELCOME!”. 

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El universo visual de Rainbow Welcome!

La identidad visual de Rainbow Welcome! ha sido desarrollada por Alison Roger France, en colaboración con PLS y todos los socios.

Estudió la complejidad de la sexualidad, las orientaciones sexuales, los géneros, las expresiones de género, las identidades, las características sexuales, la fluidez entre los distintos espectros, etc. También adoptó un proceso de creación reflexivo que incluía el viaje de los refugiados en la vida y en la tierra para llegar finalmente a esas formas orgánicas cuyos nidos, movimientos y texturas pretenden ilustrar la multiplicidad y la complejidad de todos y cada uno de los individuos. Por supuesto, se han utilizado los colores de la bandera LGBTIQ+. El conjunto quiere ser dinámico, intrigante y… positivo. Nuestro mensaje es el de la acogida y la inclusión, como reza nuestro lema « Rainbow Refugiados, ¡BIENVENIDOS!».