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.
The proud producer of Canada’s largest leather kink events made us their beneficiary for all their charitable efforts in the last two years and have helped many people find safety with their generous contributions.
TD Bank gave us a phenomenal grant of $100K as part of World Pride to help us build the capacity of the organization and hire our first employee which has enabled us to increase our ability to help LGBT people at risk.
Metropolitan Community Church Toronto has been a large supporter since the very beginning by providing us with meeting space, ongoing casework and refugee support, and a $5,000 COP grant in 2014.