“Being visible can serve to liberate me and tell what I want to tell a society that believes there is no transphobia.”

© Nuria Prieto Escuer

Jade is a trans woman from Guatemala. She has actively participated in awareness-raising to achieve «Acceptance», making herself visible «can serve to liberate me and tell what I want to a society that believes there is no transphobia. Before this project I had very low self-esteem and it is time for that to change. And I hope that society will become more and more open.

Transgender people in Guatemala face exclusion caused by family, social and institutional transphobia, starting with expulsion from the home and exclusion from the education and health systems. Public health institutions are usually inaccessible or inadequate for trans people. Staff are not trained to deal with sex-gender diversity, so trans people are commonly abused and mistreated by health care providers, and even subjected to forced therapies to «cure» or «treat» their gender identity or sexual orientation. Discrimination leads to the prevalence of sex work as a form of livelihood for transgender women and also fuels social stigma.

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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!».