LGBTQ Compassion in Action

RWF is the world's first a nd only all-volunteer, LGBTQ- based humanitarian aid organization. Our mission is to promote peace, unity and hope by leading the LGBTQ 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 Friends,

In February the Chechen government started rounding up gay men. These men were kidnapped, held in secret concentration camps, tortured and forced to reveal the names of other gay men. At least 3 men have been reported killed.

The Chechen government has responded by stating that gay men do not exist in Chechnya. The Chechen leader has encouraged the "honor killing" of gay men by their families.     
RWF volunteers raise funds to help Chechen gay men reach safety.

LGBTQ people are often convenient scapegoats for leaders to rally support from conservative parts of their societies to deflect from corruption or abuse.

RWF is working with the Russian LGBT Network to help these men. The Network has carried out successful rescue operations and evacuated many men from Chechnya to other parts of Russia. There are at least 40 gay men hiding in Russia trying to flee the country. Staying in any part of Russia is unsafe for them due to the continued threat of family "honor killings". The Network has set up a hotline and they are receiving more request for help from Chechnya.
LGBTQ Russians march for their rights.  

RWF is raising funds to support the Russian LGBT Network provide psychological and medical support to these men. Please make a donation today! 100% of your gift will go to help these men reach safety and get the help they need.

RWF's Eddie Young raising awareness

Event: June 25: Celebrate Pride With RWF  

RWF's "Rainbow Bus" will be parked in the Castro at Jane Warner Plaza (the mini urban park in front of the Twin Peaks Bar at Castro St @ Market St) from 10 am to 7 pm. The Bus has a lounge interior and will be open up for visitors.

Visit RWF's "Rainbow Bus" this Sunday in San Francisco.  
Volunteer: We are looking for a few more volunteers for our information table at the bus on Sunday. Shifts start at 10 am and go to 7 pm . Send is an email to learn more.

Stop by for refreshments on the Rainbow Bus. 

On Sunday, we will be selling our rainbow pride bracelets to raise funds to help LGBTQ refugees from Iraq and Chechnya.

Happy Pride! In solidarity,    

J eff Cotter,
Executive Director