LGBT Compassion in Action

RWF is the world's first and only all-volunteer, LGBTQ- based humanitarian aid organization. Our mission is to promote peace, unity and hope by leading the LGBT movement in participating in humanitarian relief efforts. RWF has donated over $4.1 million of life saving aid.

Donate today by Credit card or Paypal or send your check to 4111 - 18th Street, Suite 5, San Francisco, CA 94114.  Your donations are 100% tax deductible.
 
Dear RWF Friends,

Hurricane Matthew has left a path of devastation throughout much of Haiti. Cholera is quickly spreading in the devastated southwest and the death toll has topped 1000. Be part of the LGBTQ community's response by making a donation to RWF's Haiti Emergency Fund. RWF has been funding humanitarian projects in Haiti since 2004.  
   

HELP THE PEOPLE OF HAITI
 
   
Thousands of Haitian families are now homeless and in need of your help

Our disaster relief partner CARE is on the ground providing clean drinking water, food assistance and emergency supplies such as tarps for shelter, blankets and hygiene kits. 100% of your donation will fund these life saving actions. Specify "Haiti" when you donate online or when sending a check to RWF, 4111 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114.  
 

Hurricane Matthew brought 145mph winds (233kph), heavy rain, and flooding to some of Haiti's most remote communities.  
 
 
UPCOMING NOV. 17: FROM UGANDA WITH LOVE

Meet Richard Lusimbo, a chief witness in the case against anti-gay American pastor Scott Lively. Lusimbo will speak about the terror the minister and his colleagues have unleashed against LGBTQ Ugandans and discuss the case being heard in Federal Court charging Lively with committing crimes against humanity. 

Ugandan human rights activist Richard Lusimbo.  
 
Richard Lusimbo, gained international attention when he was outed in 2013 and 2014 by a Ugandan tabloid for being gay. His picture appeared on the cover of the tabloid "Red Pepper," with the headline "Top Gays Speak Out: How I Became Homosexual." After receiving repeated death threats he had to leave his home and later leave the country to stay briefly in the United States. He has since returned to Uganda
and like other LGBTQ leaders there he lives under constant threat of violence in his home country.

Join us for an evening of conversation with Richard Lusimbo on November 17 at San Francisco's GLBT History Museum. 
RSVP and event details are here.   

Lusimbo protesting outside of a police station in Kampala.


RWF provides financial aid to support members of the Ugandan LGBTQ community who faced abuse and harassment following that country's passing into law and subsequent nullification of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in 2014. RWF aid is used to provide transitional safe housing, transportation to safety, medical assistance, as well as modest start-up funds for basic necessities for people to being new lives. Donate here to provide life sustaining aid to our brothers and sisters in Uganda.


THANK YOU DONORS

Your continued generosity allows us to help many of people in need around the world furthering our mission of promoting peace, unity and hope by leading the LGBT movement in participating in local and humanitarian relief efforts.

Please help us continue to put our community's highest beliefs and values into action.
Put your tax-deductible gift to work immediately by donating online
or mail your donation to Rainbow World Fund, 4111 - 18th Street #5, San Francisco, CA 94114.

Thank you for your help and compassion.

Sincerely,


Jeff Cotter
Founder and President