About us

Micro Rainbow International Foundation (MRIF) is a charity registered with the Charity Commission in October 2016. MRIF’s vision is to contribute to a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people can achieve their full potential in life and have equal access to employment, training, education, financial services, healthcare, housing, places of faith, and public places and services.

Our strategic objectives

  • the promotion of social inclusion amongst LGBTI people by preventing them from becoming socially excluded and relieving the needs of those who are;
  • the promotion of equality and diversity by:
    • the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status;
    • advancing education and raising awareness in equality and diversity; and
    • conducting and commissioning research on equality and diversity issues in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and publishing the results.

What we do

We work globally to help LGBTI people achieve their full potential in life and have equal access to employment, training, education, financial services, healthcare, housing, places of faith, and public places and services.

We do so through three main programmes: economic empowerment and advocacyemergency housing and support and social inclusion. For each programme we have a target to achieve in. You can help us achieve these targets by fundraising for us. Your support will change LGBTI lives. We have also listed some examples of how small income generating activities can promote LGBTI equality in Cambodia and how as little as £36 can prevent homelessness of LGBTI asylum seekers in the United Kingdom.

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Macuco's story
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Macuco’s story

Macuco, a lesbian craft beer business from the south of Brazil which managed to overcome the damages of the pandemic, boost their sales and expand their brand after attending our first Business Acceleration Programme, in partnership with Meta and Aliança Nacional LGBTI+.

Accelerating LGBTQI businesses in Brazil
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Accelerating LGBTQI businesses in Brazil

Between September 2021 and April 2022, we held our first Business Acceleration Programme for LGBTQI entrepreneurs in Brazil, in partnership with Meta and Aliança Nacional LGBTI.

Trustees

Sebastian Rocca
Sebastian Rocca

Chair

Blessing Braimah
Blessing Braimah

Trustee

    Francesco De Matteis
    Francesco De Matteis

    Trustee

    Lee Casonato
    Lee Casonato

    Trustee

    Patience Onaghino
    Patience Onaghino

    Trustee

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