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Rainbow Railroad - Road To Freedom

A fundraising evening in support of Rainbow Railroad, featuring LGBTQI+ writers celebrating stories of freedom.

On January 12, 2023, the Road to Freedom Literary Festival will contribute to that healing by bringing together prominent queer writers, and select beneficiaries of Rainbow Railroad, to share moving and inspiring stories taken from their personal ‘roads to freedom.’ 

A live, in-person event, the audience will be offered unique access to world-renowned authors as they share select readings from their literary works or personal journeys, while we here stories of LGBTQI+ freedom made possible through the incredible mission of Rainbow Railroad.


  • Chen Chen, Poet
  • Peter Staley, Author & HIV/AIDS Activist
  • Richie Hofmann, Poet
  • Nicole Dennis-Benn, Novelist
  • Torrey Peters, Novelist, and
  • Kimahli Powell, Executive Director, Rainbow Railroad

HOSTED BY: Richard C. Morais, Author & Journalist


  • John Berendt
  • Karen Haycox
  • Paul Lerner
  • Elle Moody
  • Kate Morais
  • Paul Solberg & Chris Makos
  • Sean Strub & Xavier Morales


Where: 1 PENN at 1 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York City, NY

When: January 12, 2023 beginning at 7pm

Tickets Available Online – Click Here

Sponsorships for the evening are still available. Please email [email protected] or get in touch with a member of the host committee for more details. 

January 12, 2023 7:00 PM
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