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Rainbow refugees increasingly look to Canada for s... News
by CBC
Rainbow refugees increasingly look to Canada for safety
Requests for assistance climbing as members of 2SLGBTQ+ community displaced in crackdowns around the world. Steven Kabuye didn't know what it was like to be gay and safe before he came to Canada. He fled...
June 29, 2024
‘It just makes me feel home’: LGBTQ2 newcomers celebrate... News
by CBC
‘It just makes me feel home’: LGBTQ2 newcomers celebrate first Pride in Toronto
Hundreds of 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers will take part in Toronto's Pride Parade Sunday. When Zhya Aramiy was living in Turkey and Iraq, he had to keep his Pride flags hidden away. Aramiy, who identifies as gay,...
June 29, 2024
LGBTQ people deserve freedom, a sense of home, and... News
by Washington Blade
LGBTQ people deserve freedom, a sense of home, and belonging
Latoya Nugent found refuge in Canada after fleeing Jamaica. Seven years ago, my fight for queer liberation in notoriously homophobic Jamaica culminated in a violent and brutal unlawful arrest and detention....
June 27, 2024
Rainbow Railroad Releases New Report on the State of... News
by The Financial
Rainbow Railroad Releases New Report on the State of Global LGBTQI+ Persecution
Organization received a record 15,352 requests for help in 2023. Right now there are 120 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, the highest of any time in history — and LGBTQI+ individuals are uniquely...
June 26, 2024
Rainbow Railroad’s Latoya Nugent speaks on her refugee... News
by Windy City Times
Rainbow Railroad’s Latoya Nugent speaks on her refugee journey, LGBTQ+-immigration
World Refugee Day (recognized annually on June 20) and Pride Month are especially meaningful for Rainbow Railroad’s Head of Engagement Latoya Nugent, who began her journey as a queer refugee from her country...
June 25, 2024
Why we need to remember queer refugees this Pride with... News
by Happy to See Me
Why we need to remember queer refugees this Pride with Rainbow Railroad
In this Pride Month special, Happy to See Me is putting the spotlight on Rainbow Railroad and its work to help at-risk LGBTQI+ people around the globe. Latoya Nugent, Head of Engagement at Rainbow Railroad,...
June 23, 2024
Pride and Prejudice: Global Struggles for LGBTQ+ A... News
by Medium
Pride and Prejudice: Global Struggles for LGBTQ+ Acceptance
This Pride month, people around the world celebrate their fight against prejudice and the prospect of love (no matter how gay it might be) overcoming the most vile human emotion: hatred. For those of us...
June 23, 2024
Rainbow Railroad’s Latoya Nugent News
by The Social CTV
Rainbow Railroad’s Latoya Nugent
Rainbow Railroad's Head of Engagement, Latoya Nugent, discusses the work they do safely relocating LGBTQI+ people around the world.
June 20, 2024
300+ 2SLGBTQ refugees sought help in Canada last year.... News
by NOW Toronto
300+ 2SLGBTQ refugees sought help in Canada last year. Here’s how one group is working to save others from persecution
A charity founded in Canada to help queer refugees says it has seen a significant 80 per cent increase in requests for help between 2021 and 2023, according to a new report released in time for World...
June 20, 2024
Canadian brands giving back for Pride month News
by Vicki Duong
Canadian brands giving back for Pride month
When it comes to celebrating Pride, many brands are quick to launch rainbow-packaged products and tees with a ‘Love is Love’ graphic splayed across the front, so it can be hard for the average consumer...
June 14, 2024
Finding Safe Haven for LGBTQ+ Refugees News
by TVO The Agenda
Finding Safe Haven for LGBTQ+ Refugees
Requests for asylum in Canada from 2SLGBTQIA+ refugees are popping up from every corner of the globe, driven by hostile environments and laws targeting the community. The Canadian government has partnered...
June 13, 2024
Activism to Action: Latoya Nugent and Rainbow Railroad’s... News
by The Adventure Calls Podcast
Activism to Action: Latoya Nugent and Rainbow Railroad’s Crucial Work
In this powerful episode, Latoya Nugent shares her emotional journey from LGBTQ+ advocacy in Jamaica to finding safety in Canada through Rainbow Railroad. Originally from Jamaica and currently residing...
June 12, 2024
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