The colourful organisation founded in 2006 in the Free State Province, South Africa and commonly referred to as FSRS. Its founders, the young people and the children of the land recognized the need and importance of addressing the intolerable levels of homophobia; gender based violence including lack of psychological support networks within the province.
FSRS is a non-government (NGO), non-profit organisation (NPO). We redefine and set up local, provincial and national support networks to mobilise resources to address the specific need and interest of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. We facilitate the development and sustainability of safe spaces and support networks for LGBTI people to address their psychosocial needs. We also mobilise LGBTI community through social action, in order to e respond to hate crimes effectively based on gender and sexual orientation.
Young LGBTI people recognized that it is important to address the intolerable levels of homophobia, gender based violence, as well as the lack of social and psychological support networks within the Free State. The birth of Free State Rainbow Seeds is a direct response: Address the lack of leadership within the LGBTI community to issues of systemic exclusion from broader society, including cultural, educational, religious, public health institutions, etc. Redene and set up local, provincial and national support networks to mobilize resources to address the specic need and interest of LGBTI people in FSRS. Facilitate the development and sustainability of safe spaces and support networks for LGBTI people to address their psyco-social needs. Mobilise LGBTI people through social action to effectively respond to hate crimes on the basis of gender, sexual orientation. To support.