Asylum support charity changes its name

The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group has become Rainbow Migration

A charity that supports LGBTQI+ people through the UK asylum and immigration system has rebranded.

The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group announced it had changed its name to Rainbow Migration in a statement on its website today. 

The name change coincides with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

The charity said it had helped thousands of LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration system over the past 28 years. 

It said in a statement: “Our former name no longer reflected who we are as an organisation that welcomes all of the LGBTQI+ community. 

“In Rainbow Migration and in the warm and vibrant colours of our new brand, we have found a name and visual identity that reflects what we do and who we are, and embraces all the communities that we work for and support.”

The new name and logo were developed in consultation with 500 supporters and stakeholders and was launched alongside a new website, the charity said. 

“Our new logo combines two themes: a rainbow and an arrow," it said. "The rainbow is a symbol of freedom in many cultures and reflects the idea of hope and possibilities that are out there. 

“It is also the most widely recognised LGBTQI+ symbol in the world. The arrow symbolises migration and movement. It is also a nod to our previous logo.”

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