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In countries around the world, LGBTQI+ people face violence and oppression simply because of who they love or who they are. We help them get to safety.

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Tickets on sale for Freedom Party Toronto!

Tickets on sale for Freedom Party Toronto!

Freedom Party Toronto is back, June 6 at the Royal Ontario Museum! Join us for a night of fun, food, drinks, and dancing at the Royal Ontario Museum as we welcome the following talent for show stopping performances: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 Winner, Sasha Colby and winner of season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Shea Couleé. 

On the Front Lines: Fighting for LGBTQI+ Rights at...

On the Front Lines: Fighting for LGBTQI+ Rights at the US-Mexico Border

Lily Kurtz (she/her) is a Migration and Human Rights Advocate whose activism focuses on defending the right to asylum at the US-Mexico border. Her work comprises crisis response, emergency response to urgent cases, educating asylum seekers, as well as collecting and tracking data for large-scale litigation. Read more of Lily’s story and her work with Rainbow Railroad.

Ugandan Constitutional Court Upholds Draconian Anti-LGBTQI+ Law

Uganda’s top court rejects the request to nullify the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2023 (AHA23). Initially signed into law last May by President Museveni, AHA23 is one of the most extreme pieces of anti-LGBTQI+ legislation in the world, and includes the death penalty and life imprisonment.

Finding Home & Creating Belonging

Finding Home & Creating Belonging

Longjones is a volunteer for Rainbow Railroad’s Communities of Care program. Based in Boston, he is part of a Private Sponsorship Group with four other community members who are welcoming an LGBTQI+ newcomer through Welcome Corps.

My Path to Sponsoring an LGBTQI+ Refugee with Rainbow...

My Path to Sponsoring an LGBTQI+ Refugee with Rainbow Railroad

“Thirty years ago, I escaped the war in Bosnia and started a new life, first in the US then in Canada. Now, I’m in a position to help.” Dario is a Rainbow Railroad volunteer who is part of a Private Sponsorship Group that is fundraising and preparing for the arrival of a newcomer fleeing persecution.

TRANSformation through Advocacy & Artistry: Rosheka’s...

TRANSformation through Advocacy & Artistry: Rosheka’s Activism Journey

This International Women’s Day, we’re spotlighting the continuing epidemic of violence faced by trans women globally, and how our community can commit to eradicating transmisogyny.

Decades later, LGBTQI+ Ghanaians still face persecution...

Decades later, LGBTQI+ Ghanaians still face persecution based on old British colonial law

Last week, Ghana’s parliament passed one of the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQI+ bills, further threatening and endangering the queer and trans community in Ghana. Despite gaining independence from British rule on this day in 1957, more than six decades later, colonial anti-LGBTQI+ laws continue to reverberate in the country and across the continent.

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