We help LGBT people escape state-sponsored violence.

Who We Help


December 23, 2007 was a terrible day for Toni. On that day, she was shot multiple times in a homopboic attack. She spent six months recovering in the hospital and was left paralyzed. After this devastating assault, she wasn’t sure if any of her dreams would ever be possible.

But, with the help of Rainbow Railroad, Toni made it to Canada, where she is now picking up the pieces of her life and once again able to dream. Toni loves to cook and make people happy through food: one day, she hopes to open a restaurant. Like so many of the folks we have assisted, Toni can once again now begin to think about what she wants to do with her life, now that she is out of immediate danger.