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WE'RE AIMING TO HELP SAVE 60 LIVES IN THE LAST 60 DAYS OF 2016

We’re going around the LGBTQ world in the next 60 days. We'll tell you about the challenges LGBTQ people face and highlight the stories of those we’ve helped and some of the people we're trying to get out of danger. 

We have 61 verified LGBT people that need a route to safety and financial support to make the journey. We're confident that in the last days of the year we can give them all a chance at a life lived openly. Follow us on Facebook to learn more.

WHAT WE DO

We help LGBT people escape persecution and violence 

In countries all over the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified (LGBT) people still live in basic fear for their freedom, their safety and their lives.  They often have nowhere to turn because their government and police not only tolerate but encourage this brutality. Rainbow Railroad exists to help these people get out of danger to somewhere safe. In the spirit of and with homage to the Underground Railroad, the mission of the Rainbow Railroad is to help LGBT people as they seek safe haven from state enabled violence, murder or persecution. Through funds collected by people like you, we’re able to support, provide information, and help to arrange safe transportation for these LGBT people to somewhere in the world where they can live their lives in safety.

YEAR established

2006

Charitable Status

2013

cASES helped IN ‘15

77

requests for help in '15

235

wHO WE HELP

 LGBT PEOPLE who have experienced violence or who are threatened

Our supporters

tHE PEOPLE & ORGANIZATIONS WHO  SAVE LIVES

Find out more about All Aboard and the major donors investing in our success.

Upside down tree foundation

Grant Supporter

The Winnipeg foundation changed the future of the organization in 2015 with the biggest donation ever of over $400,000. Watch the Shaw TV Winnipeg interview with director Carmyn Aleshka to hear about why they support us. Watch

td bank & AEROPLAN

Grants & Miles

TD Bank has been a supporter since a phenomenal grant as part of World Pride that allowed us to build the capacity of the organization. Aeroplan has joined in their support by together donating millions of miles and hundreds of thousands of dollars to help get LGBT people to safety.

ELTON john aids foundation

Grants

Recognizing that many of the people we help are HIV positive, the EJAF has donated over $150,000 to help get at risk LGBT people in the Caribbean  to safety and care

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