Rainbow Refugees Sweden aim to support, empower and to build networks for asylum seekers and refugees that have fled persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The organization aims at creating a safe situation and build community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and other individuals with queer expressions and identities (LGBTQ) through meeting places, activities, counselling and support activities. The organization aims to spread knowledge about LGBTQ refugees living conditions and realities and to strengthen LGBTQ refugees´ rights in the society.

torbjorn presenting rainbow refugees sweden

Rainbow Refugees Sweden was started in 2021 by a group of individuals with a mix of backgrounds, some with experiences from going through the asylum process and some who had been working with individuals in the asylum process for a long time. 

Rainbow Refugees Sweden is a non-political and non-religious organization. It is fully based on the time and effort put in by volunteers.


The highest deciding organ in Rainbow Refugees Sweden is the annual meeting, held every year in March. During the annual meeting a board is selected that carries out the operations decided by the annual meeting.


Below you find the current board of Rainbow Refugees Sweden:

Board Members

Board Memebers

  • Maria Källner (Chairperson)
  • Ronah Ainembabazi (Vice chairperson)
  • Shohjahon Toirov (Secretary)
  • Torbjörn Sander (Treasurer)
  • Mirage 
  • Fionah Rachel Promise
  • Purity
  • Thomas Wimark