“The procedure can take 2, 3 or even 5 years sometimes. During this time we live in stress and fear.”

© Julien Thiébaut

Adil is 28 years old and comes from Morocco. He left his country when his family discovered that he was gay. He chose to ask for asylum in Belgium and left the center he was in because of homophobia. He is currently staying at Le Refuge Bruxelles/Het Opvanghuis Brussel. He did not imagine that the procedure would take so long in his situation. In Morocco, homosexuality is illegal and punishable by 6 months to 3 years in prison.

Adil would like to have his own flat full of plants and a small pet. His greatest wish is to get his life back step by step and finally be free of stress.

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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!”.