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Winnie Luk


Winnie Luk

Winnie Luk

Managing Director
She/Her

Winnie is incredibly honoured to be Rainbow Railroad’s Managing Director since 2018 , providing support to LGBTQI individuals seeking a safe haven from state-sponsored violence. Winnie has over 20 years of experience working in the global LGBTQI community. Previous to Rainbow Railroad Winnie, was the Director of Operations and Events for Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. She worked within that organization for 16 fabulous years. Prior to that, Winnie worked with the City of Toronto in the Parks and Recreation department for eight years. She is also a shareholder of the Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore. Winnie is currently a Board Member of ILGA NAC (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association of North America and the Caribbean) and an ILGA World Women’s Committee member. She has also served on the  Board of Directors for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Glad Day Bookshop. Winnie graduated from the University of Toronto with a double major in Semiotics and Communications and Women Studies, and a minor in Cinema Studies. With over 20 years of progressive leadership, project and events management experience, she has developed a keen eye for cutting edge and innovative ideas. Along with Winnie’s love of advocacy work and film, music is another passion. Winnie was a talented local DJ for over 15 years.