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Charity calls on government to help resettle 300 LGBTQ2S+... News
by Rainbow Railroad
Charity calls on government to help resettle 300 LGBTQ2S+ Afghans trying to escape to Canada
Rainbow Railroad continues to request that the government enter a direct referral partnership to create additional targeted and expedited resettlement pathways for high-risk LGBTQI+ Afghan refugees.
May 25, 2022
CP24: Rainbow Railroad working to help LGBTQI+ Afg... News
by CP24
CP24: Rainbow Railroad working to help LGBTQI+ Afghans
Rainbow Railroad is urgently calling on the federal government to help at-risk LGBTQI+ people come to Canada from Afghanistan.
May 24, 2022
LGBTQ Ukrainians, fearing Russian attacks at home and... News
by The Globe and Mail
LGBTQ Ukrainians, fearing Russian attacks at home and discrimination in shelters, face an uncertain future
With additional barriers to safety existing beyond the borders of Ukraine, Rainbow Railroad is advocating for LGBTQI+ Ukrainians and more than 300 Afghan LGBTQI+ refugees in Ukraine still waiting to be...
April 11, 2022
Helping LGBTQ2S people flee Ukraine News
by CP24
Helping LGBTQ2S people flee Ukraine
Rainbow Railroad is calling on the Canadian government to take a proactive and collaborative approach to referring refugee cases internationally.
March 17, 2022
LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine draw on European network... News
by CBC
LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine draw on European network of allies to find housing, medical care
LGBTQ refugees face additional difficulties in relocating to safety including discrimination at various stages of the journey and a lack of access to crucial medication.
March 17, 2022
Black and Queer in Ontario | The Agenda News
by Rainbow Railroad
Black and Queer in Ontario | The Agenda
Kimahli Powell speaks about the unique experiences of being Black and LGBTQI+  with The Agenda.
March 17, 2022
Interview: Helping LGBT People Flee Afghanistan News
by Heather Barr
Interview: Helping LGBT People Flee Afghanistan
The human rights and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan threatens everyone there, but lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, and other sexual and gender minorities, face an acute threat...
2022-01-26
Rainbow Railroad says nearly 1,000 LGBTQ Afghans are... News
by The Globe & Mail
Rainbow Railroad says nearly 1,000 LGBTQ Afghans are desperate to get out of Afghanistan, neighbouring countries
Rainbow Railroad is ready to work with the Canadian government directly to find an immediate pathway to safety for the 1000 or so LGBTQI+ Afghans in our system fearing for their lives.
December 15th, 2021
'When I Am Free' benefit concert for Rainbow Railroad,... News
by GoPride Chicago
‘When I Am Free’ benefit concert for Rainbow Railroad, Dec. 3
GoPride Chicago profiled Rainbow Railroad's Dec. 3 benefit concert featuring performances by Julimar Gonzalez, Gabriela Lara, Carlos Jaquez Gonzalez, Kosta Karakashyan and others.
December 3rd, 2021
Rainbow Railroad wants more help for Afghans News
by CP 24
Rainbow Railroad wants more help for Afghans
Rainbow Railroad's Executive Director continues to urge the Canadian government to directly assist LGBTQI+ Afghans facing egregious human rights abuses.
November 9, 2021
29 LGBTQ Afghan refugees have made it the the UK, thanks... News
by CBC Radio Metro Morning
29 LGBTQ Afghan refugees have made it the the UK, thanks to Toronto’s Rainbow Railroad
Executive Director Kimahli Powell joined CBC Metro Morning with Ismaila Alfa to discuss our recent operations in Afghanistan and how we need the Canadian government to step up now.
Nov. 2, 2021
Toronto charity helps airlift group of LGBTQ people... News
by CBC News
Toronto charity helps airlift group of LGBTQ people out of Afghanistan
After months of partnership development and direct advocacy to the U.K. government, Rainbow Railroad assisted 29 Afghan nationals to safety in the U.K. It's hoped they will be the first of many.
Oct. 29, 2021
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