Providing emergency travel to LGBTQI+ people facing imminent danger is our core method of work. This involves 3 key steps:
1. Verification: We verify each case, learn about the circumstances of the individual facing persecution and begin determining how we can help.
2. Research & Support: We research possible routes to safety and connect with local contacts who provide logistical support. This includes providing support to the individual in-country (e.g safehouses).
3. Travel: We provide travel to a safer country where the person’s basic rights and freedoms are upheld.
Upon arrival, we provide limited, short-term support to help people settle in.
In addition to emergency travel, Rainbow Railroad provides safety to LGBTQI+ people around the world in five additional ways: