We stand with the Christchurch Muslim community


About us

Rainbow Street is an international NGO that provides a lifeline for exceptionally vulnerable LGBT people in the Middle East and North Africa. Rainbow Street works with local activists and partner organizations to provide shelter, food, clothing, health care, migration services, community support, and other essential resources to people facing extreme discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender expression.


News from Rainbow Street

A milestone: Rainbow Street’s first two staff hires

Together with our donors, partners, and volunteers, we've provided over 5,000 nights of shelter to our clients to date. We're excited to announce that Rainbow Street has outgrown our all-volunteer model. As of January 1, 2019, Rainbow Street has hired our first two full-time staff members.

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Rainbow Street stands with Christchurch Muslims

This heinous act of Islamophobic violence is the most deadly attack in New Zealand’s history. It’s unconscionable in every way. Rainbow Street stands with the Muslim community of Christchurch and with all marginalized groups who have been targeted by bigoted extremist violence.

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Rainbow Street welcomes three new board members

Rainbow Street is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of three new members to the Board of Directors: Rami Hosein, Sophia Kass, and Chris Warfield. The growth of Rainbow Street’s Board of Directors coincides with the significant scaling of Rainbow Street’s LGBT shelter programming in the MENA region.

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