Rainbow
Welcome Initiative

 
  • Cultivating Safe Spaces and Supportive Communities

    Heartland Alliance’s Rainbow Welcome Initiative supports the resettlement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) refugees and asylees by offering technical assistance to service providers and disseminating critical resources relevant to both resettlement staff and refugees and asylees. The Rainbow Welcome Initiative is committed to ensuring the successful integration of LGBT refugees and asylees as they establish new lives in this country and pursue new possibilities.
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  • PARA EL FOMENTO DE LUGARES SEGUROS Y COMUNIDADES SOLIDARIAS

    La iniciativa Rainbow Welcome de Heartland Alliance apoya el reasentamiento de refugiados y asilados homosexuales (hombres y mujeres), bisexuales y/o transexuales (LGBT) ofreciendo asistencia técnica a proveedores de servicios y diseminando información sobre recursos esenciales entre el personal de reasentamiento y los refugiados y asilados. La iniciativa Rainbow Welcome se compromete a asegurar el éxito en la integración total de los refugiados y asilados LGBT para que puedan comenzar una vida nueva y aspirar a nuevas posibilidades en este país.

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  • CULTIVER DES LIEUX SÛRS ET DES COMMUNAUTÉS DE SOUTIEN

    L'initiative Rainbow Welcome de l'organisme Heartland Alliance soutient la réinstallation des réfugiés et des asilés lesbiennes, gais, bisexuels et/ou transsexuels (LGBT) en offrant une assistance technique aux prestataires de services et en disséminant des ressources cruciales pertinentes à la fois au personnel chargé de la réinstallation ainsi qu'aux réfugiés et aux asilés. L'initiative Rainbow Welcome s'engage à assurer l'intégration réussie des réfugiés et des asilés LGBT alors qu'ils établissent de nouvelles vies dans ce pays tout en poursuivant de nouvelles possibilités.

     

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  • تكوين مساحات آمنة ومجتمعات داعمة

    تدعم مبادرة "رينبو ويلكم" التي أطلقتها مؤسسة هارتلاند برامج أعاده توطين اللاجئين للأشخاص من مجتمع الميم (المثليين والمثليات وازدواجي الميول الجنسية ومغايرين الجندر ومتداخلي الجنس) عن طريق تقديم المساعدة التقنية لمقدمي الخدمات ونشر الموارد الحيوية ذات الصلة لموظفو أعاده التوطين واللاجئون وطالبي اللجوء على حد سواء. وتلتزم مبادرة "رينبو ويلكم" بضمان الإندماج الناجح للاجئين واللاجيئات من مجتمع الميم و بأن يقيمون حياه جديده في هذا البلد  واتاحة إمكانيات جديدة لهم

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Rainbow Welcome Initiative

Drafts Guidelines for LGBT Refugees' Resettlement

Heartland Alliance International is pleased to release a new tool for voluntary agencies and refugee resettlement affiliates to help them assure high quality services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) refugees.  These guidelines are written as a scored checklist, which enables resettlement agencies to determine their overall readiness to assist LGBT refugees, and also to identify specific strengths and challenges.

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Rainbow Welcome Initiative

Issues LGBT Refugee Resettlement Field Manual

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights is pleased to present Rainbow Response: A Practical Guide to Resettling LGBT Refugees and Asylees. Heartland Alliance developed this field manual with the generous support of the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement.  This 65-page, interactive how-to guide is intended to support resettlement service providers in their efforts to tailor core services and meet the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender refugees and asylees.
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Voices of Kenya

Hear the stories of LGBTQ+ Kenyans

"Kenyan activists have been fighting to repeal these laws for years - and they’re closer to reaching this goal than ever before: In February, Kenya's High Court was expected to decide whether the anti-gay law is unconstitutional. The decision has been postponed to May 24.  A victory for LGBT+ Kenyans would be of historic importance and could send out positive shockwaves across the entire African continent."
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Support for Transgender Asylum Seekers

At Transgéneros Unidas, Latinas find refuge and fellowship

In California, a Spanish-language group is providing support to trans refugees and asylum seekers recovering from years of trauma. 
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