Rainbow Refugee Committee


Rue du Marché au Charbon 42

1000 Brussels



The RAINBOW REFUGEE COMMITTEE is a participatory and collaborative committee formed by, for and with people from the LGBTQIA+ community who have experienced forced migration.

The aim of the committee is to:


  • Support, inspire, coordinate, and above all unify the action and strategic thinking of people in IP (International Protection) and refugees from the LGBTQIA+community living on Belgian territory
  • To promote the socio-economic integration of IPS (International Protection Seekers) and refugees from the LGBTQIA+ community on Belgian territory by acting as a mediator with the authorities at all administrative levels of the state apparatus (municipal, regional, community, federal, European and international)
  • To support and advise, through a mainly advisory role, governmental authorities and civil society actors in the formulation and implementation of correct integration policies for IPS and refugees from the LGBTQIA+ community in Belgium
  • To prepare and support LGBTQIA+ IPS in their refugee status recognition procedure
  • To accompanyLGBTQIA+ refugees in their journey towards Belgian citizenship;



The activities of the committee are:

  • Setting up of workshops and discussion groups
  • Accompaniment and support in the asylum procedure
  • Job coaching workshops
  • Individual interviews
  • Setting upLGBTQIA+ community protection actions in the countries of origin of RAINBOW REFUGEE COMMITTEE members
  • Organising of conferences, permanency at the RainbowHouse bar, meetings with the"general" public, etc...