Athens Housing Collective

The project houses LGBT+ refugees and facilitates connections with other organizations and resources in Athens to help its beneficiaries access food, healthcare, psychosocial support, job training, language training and employment.

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LGBT Asylum Support

LGBT Asylum Support is a NO-Government Organization. We support asylum seekers who are just in the Netherlands. We are a link between LGBT- men and -women and other Dutch organizations seeking to help asylum seekers. We work mainly in the North of the Netherlands.

Maison arc en ciel

Arc-en-Ciel Houses (MAEC) are places of welcome, support and activities for homosexuals, bisexuals and trans-communities (LGBT – Lesbians, Gays, Bi, Trans) as well as for their families and loved ones.


Merhaba (“Welcome” in Arabic and Turkish) is a movement created by LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) people and/or those questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity as a result of immigration.


MGRM was established in 2001 by a small group of volunteers determined to make a difference. They committed themselves to setting up a helpline and to starting to raise awareness and fight against the stigmatisation of the LGBTIQ community.

Plateforme citoyenne pour les réfugiés

Informal network of volunteering citizens (with a staff team growing) providing for first line services for refugees in Belgium (located in Brussels)

Pour la solidarité – PLS

POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ-PLS is an independent European think & do tank committed to promote solidarity and sustainability in Europe.

Questa Casa non è un Albergo (I Ken)

Shelter Home for Homosexual and Transgender Youth

Rainbow House

Rainbowhouse Brussels shelter to different French and Dutch LGBTQI associations (Lesbians, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, Queer, Intersexes) from the Brussels region.

Refuge Genève

The Geneva Refuge is a springboard to autonomy and self-affirmation. It is open to those whose sexual orientation or gender identity, whether real or in question, creates difficulties at school, in society or within the family. The Refuge Geneva is also open to those around them and to professionals in the field.


RFSL, the National Association for Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Rights, is a swedish non-profit organisation founded in 1950. RFSL’s goal is that the same rights, opportunities and obligations apply to LGBTQI people as to everyone else in society.

Schwulenberatung Berlin

The new LGBTQ-only shelter run by Schwulenberatung Berlin will house 120 asylum seekers in 29 one-to-four-bedroom apartments. Some flats will have their own kitchens, but the building will also have a cafeteria where refugees who aren’t yet receiving welfare payments can get meals. The building will be gated and will have round-the-clock in-person gay- and trans-friendly security protection. Schwulenberatung Berlin will also provide assistance so that the LGBTQ refugees in its care will be able to find housing in the private sector as soon as possible

Stone wall housing

Advice, support, supported accomodation… to LGBT people.


“STREHA” shelter is the first residential center in Albania that helps the LGBTI community in emergencies in terms of housing. This is a joint project of the organizations: “Alliance Against LGBT Discrimination” and “ProLGBT” (United Pro Cause LGBT).

Tels Quels

Tels Quels is a pluralistic association that focuses on gay information and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people through continuing education, through collective actions to welcome and meet, through an individual approach to the problems of homosexuality, comprehensive social action for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

To Housing (Quore / Babel)

TO HOUSING is the new social co-housing in Turin that welcomes LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people in condition of extreme vulnerability

Villa Carrà (Oikos)

A space where to find shelter and welcome but also where it’s possible to rebuild and restart life independently

Voice of Heart fondation / Głos Serca

Krakow has become the first city in Poland to finance an LGBT support shelter. The shelter has been run by a charitable foundation, “Glos Serca” (“The Voice of the Heart”) since 2016, but has been struggling financially. The organisation offers temporary accommodation and psychological counselling for up to 12 homeless LGBT people at the facility.

Why me

The objective of “Why Me” is to bringing together LGBTI activists residing in Europe. In order to be able to study together new strategies to implement our activities in the host countries that have offered us asylum.

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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!”.