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Rainbow Railroad - Road To Freedom

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

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Rainbow Railroad is thrilled to announce the Road to Freedom Literary Festival, centered around the theme that “storytelling helps heal humanity’s wounds.”

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 queer 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
  • John Brooks & Erik Eaker
  • Karen Haycox
  • Paul Lerner
  • Elle Moody
  • Kate Morais
  • Paul Solberg & Chris Makos
  • Sean Strub & Xavier Morales
  • Martin Duberman & Eli Zal


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

When: January 12, 2023, cocktail beginning at 6pm

Tickets Available Online – Click Here

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


*Please note: The event venue is accessible by elevator.


Food & beverages are included, and all ticket purchasers will receive a tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.

January 12, 2023 6:00 PM
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