We help LGBT people escape state-sponsored violence.

Who We Help


Growing up in Barbados, Michelle faced physical and emotional abuse and relentless homophobia. At a young age, she internalized messages that gay people were ‘against god’ and ‘went to hell.’ She was beaten up by her brother for who she was.

At one point, Michelle realized that she had nothing to lose by trying to escape, since if she stayed, she would be killed. With the help of Rainbow Railroad, she made it to Europe where she now resides.