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‘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
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
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
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