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 $4.4 million of life saving aid.

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Dear Friends,
In this issue, we are proud to share updates from our work in Uganda and information about upcoming events and humanitarian journeys - we hope you will be able to join us!   
  • We are helping children and the LGBTQ community in Uganda
  • Travel with us to Cuba and Guatemala in 2019
  • Meet us at the Castro Street Fair in San Francisco
  • Volunteer opportunity in San Francisco
Your generous support helps people in need and allows LGBTQ compassion and concern to be seen and heard throughout the world.  
RWF is helping children in Kampala, Uganda.
The Milele Foundation in Kampala, Uganda works with vulnerable street children, children living with disabilities, and children who don't go to school. RWF recently helped the Miele Foundation through a financial emergency. RWF's funds were used to pay for this year's school licenses which allowed the school to remain open. Additionally, the Foundation was able to buy much needed educational materials for the school.   
LGBTQ Ugandans are fighting for the right to exist.
RWF and Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) helped 23 people who were victims of severe violence. "They were attacked and beaten because they were gay" stated SMUG Program Director Richard Lusimbo. RWF provided funding for safe housing, food, and emergency medical care for a three month period.
Visit the Rainbow Bus at the Castro St. Fair.  
RWF's Rainbow Bus will be parked at Castro St. & 18th St. from 10 am to 6 pm. The Bus' interior lounge will be open to visitors. In 2019, the bus heads south to deliver aid to children's homes and orphanages in northern Mexico.   
We will be selling our rainbow pride bracelets at the fair to raise funds to help LGBTQ refugees in Africa and the Middle East.   
RWF volunteers are the best!
We need a few more volunteers to help at our information table and on the Rainbow Bus at the Castro Street Fair on Sunday, October 7. Shifts start at 10 am and go to 6 pm. Volunteering is easy and lots of fun. Send us an email to sign up, please include your availability. 
CUBA JOURNEY: MAY 8-18, 2019   
This May RWF is returning to Cuba for our 8th annual humanitarian journey.

We will learn about Cuba's culture, history, politics, and spirituality. We will meet with Cubans who will tell us about the realities of their country. We'll visit projects that serve the Cuban people and meet with members of the LGBTQ community, politicians, artists, scientists, and leaders in many fields.

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride with us in Havana, Cuba!

We will learned about Cuban history, from its colonial past to its revolutionary present, plus how the complex historical relationship between the U.S. and Cuba remains ever-changing. During our journey you will gain insight into the struggles and hopes of the Cuban people. We will visit places such as medical clinics, programs that serve the elderly, art institutions, schools, and other historical and cultural sights.  
The many highlights include participating in the LGBTQ Pride celebration in Havana.   
 Please consider joining us on this life changing journey. Learn more here.   

Visit Mayan villages and learn about their customs and traditional way of life.

Walk with a legendary people, learn about Mayan spirituality, and explore human rights issues with a people whose traditions span centuries of development. Experience ancient, colonial, and modern influences that have molded a people of unique strength and deep faith. Help deliver medical and educational supplies... be forever changed.

See the Arco Santa Catalina in beautiful downtown Antigua.   
We will learn from Guatemalans about the realities in their country by visiting projects that serve the people and engaging in social, cultural, and artistic exchanges. The trip includes visits to diverse communities, meeting with leaders from a variety of fields, and spending time with the LGBTQ community to learn about their struggle for civil rights. Learn more here.   
Bring new hope to our friends and family around the world. 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.  
In Solidarity,

J eff Cotter,
Executive Director