Dear Friends,

Thank you for supporting LGBTQ compassion in action. In this issue:

  • Party in San Francisco to Support LGBTQ Rights in CUBA
  • Celebrate LGBTQ Pride in Cuba May 8-18
  • RWF Helps Undocumented Paradise Fire Survivors
  • Encounter Guatemala July 4-13
PARTY TO SUPPORT LGBTQ CIVIL RIGHTS in CUBA
Hosts Cleve Jones, John Newmeyer, and Rainbow World Fund welcome you to an evening of live Cuban music , Cuba themed cocktails, wine, food and entertainment as we raise funds for Pride in Cuba at Gough House - a beautiful 1889 Victorian Mansion in Pacific Heights.

Location: 2004 Gough Street, San Francisco
Time: Sunday, April 28 from 3-6pm

The benefit will feature a Cuban band, three-hour hosted bar with Cuban theme cocktails, and amazing hors d'oeuvres. Guests can bid on delightful silent auction items such as wine, spirits, restaurant certificates, massages and more.

This May RWF is traveling to Cuba. Our delegation is funding $25,000 in scholarships that will enable hundreds of LGBTQ activist from the country’s 16 provinces to travel to Havana to attend Pride, network, organize and attend a week of activist training.

Ticket and sponsorship levels

$500 Jose Marti Sponsor - Sponsor recognition on event signage, printed program, by MC, on RWF website/social media & host gift.

$250 Havana Host - Host recognition on event signage, printed program, by MC, on RWF website/social media.

$100 Cuba Libre VIP  - Includes personal waiter/bottle service, recognition on event signage & website, and by the emcee during the event.

$50 Be a Revolutionary  - Three-hour hosted wine & cocktails, appetizers, entertainment, silent auction.



To see and share the event on Facebook click here.

Can't come, but want to help? Please donate here!
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - CUBA MAY 8-18
Join RWF on our 8th annual trip to Cuba. Our journey focuses on Cuba's culture, history, politics, and spirituality. We will learn from the Cubans 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.

LGBTQ civil rights leader Cleve Jones, founder of The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, and co-founder of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation will travel to Cuba May 8-18 with Rainbow World Fund to participate in the 12th Cuban Journey against Homophobia and Transphobia (the Jornada).

The many highlights include participating in the LGBTQ Pride celebration in Havana, meeting with Mariela Castro, and LGBTQ leaders.   Learn more, join us in Cuba.
PARADISE FIRE UPDATE - THANK YOU DONORS
This past winter RWF partnered with the Imperial Court of San Francisco and Krewe de Kinque to raise $13,500 to help the undocumented survivors of the Paradise/Camp Fires - California's deadliest and most destructive wildfires. RWF also collected and delivered winter coats, toiletries, food, and other essential items to the survivors.

In Butte County, we worked with Supervisor Debra Lucero, and Catholic Social Services to distribute the funds and aid to the undocumented survivors of the fire.

RWF thanks the many generous people that contributed to the effort. Special thanks go to Emperor Leandro Gonzales and Krewe de Kinque Founder Gary Virginia for their hard work and dedication.
ENCOUNTER GUATEMALA - JULY 4-13
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.

We will learn from Guatemalans about the realities in their country by visiting projects that serve the people and engaging in social, cultural and artist exchanges. The trip includes visits to diverse communities, meeting with leaders from a variety of fields, and spending time with the LGBTQ community to learning about their struggle for their civil rights.  Learn how you can join us.
LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ movement in participating in humanitarian relief efforts.  RWF has donated over $4.4 million of life-saving aid.

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.