In many societies, LGBTQIA+ people are victims of severe human rights violations, violence, torture and aggression. The need is to rebuild self-confidence, trust in authorities and institutions, and to make people aware of their identity and proud of themselves.

© Marco Zeppetella

His name is Antonio, he’s Italian and he’s an educator at Casa+. Casa+ is a shelter managed by the Italian Red Cross – Local Branch of Rome and designed for LGBTQIA+ youth who had to leave their families because of homotransphobia issues. He has been working at Casa+ for a year and a half and what he extremely likes about his work is contributing to the construction of the dignity of the person, helping to make people strong and able to face life’s difficulties.


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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!”.