The Rainbow Coffee is a collaboration between LLH (The Norwegian LGBT Organisation), coffee roaster Solberg & Hansen and Anti in support of LLH´s Principle 6 campaign. The campaign is launched in connection with the winter olympics in Russia and aims to raise awareness of the injustice and discrimination the gay community face in Russia. The campaign is based on Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter: “Any Form of Discrimination is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement”. Ever since the Russian Duma in June 2013 passed Paragraph 6, which bans all homosexual propaganda towards childen under 18, life for gay people in Russia has become increasingly difficult. Rainbow Coffee is an expression of our support in the battle for equality and respect, regardless of sexual orientation or gender.
The local Amnesty group might be doing an awareness campaign for Leelah and they asked us (LGBT Norway) to help if they do and I’m so happy. It’s so important to spread awareness to issues like these and I’m so grateful I might be able to take part in doing so