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May 17, 2019, 13:49 ET "60 Minutes" to profile life-saving work of Rainbow Railroad

Toronto-based international nonprofit helps LGBTQI people in danger find legal pathways to safety TORONTO, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Rainbow Railroad — an international nonprofit that helps lesbian, gay,...


Feb 07, 2019, 18:54 ET Canada announces millions in new funding for the global LGBTQI movement

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada is stepping up as a global leader supporting LGBTQI rights with a new commitment of $30 million in dedicated funding over five years, followed by $10 million per...


Feb 07, 2019, 18:07 ET Rainbow Railroad welcomes new government funding for global LGBTQI human rights groups

Canada must play a leadership role to address the growing persecution of LGBTQI people around the world OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Rainbow Railroad applauds today's announcement by the federal...


Jan 15, 2019, 17:20 ET A new crackdown of LGBTQI individuals in Chechnya

At least 40 people have been detained and two have died as a result of their injuries TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Rainbow Railroad is horrified to learn that two people are dead and nearly 40...


Nov 02, 2018, 16:59 ET International coalition demands investigation of human rights abuses against LGBTQI people in Chechnya

Joint statement from Rainbow Railroad and All Out HONG KONG, Nov. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, rights groups Rainbow Railroad and All Out join an international chorus of human rights defenders to demand an ...


Oct 30, 2018, 07:00 ET Rainbow Railroad to save 60 lives in 60 days

TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - On November 1, Rainbow Railroad — an international organization helping LGBTQI people find a path to safety — launches its #60in60 Campaign to save 60 lives in the...


Jun 18, 2018, 14:59 ET On World Refugee Day June 20, Rainbow Railroad Highlights the Struggles of LGBTQI Refugees and Calls for Governments to Open the Doors for More Queer

TORONTO, June 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Rainbow Railroad supports any move to increase the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) refugees accepted every year into Canada, to...


Sep 01, 2017, 14:00 ET LGBT Survivors of Chechen Persecution and Terror Arrive in Canada

Canadian Charity using an 'underground railroad' to help victims escape TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, Rainbow Railroad announced it helped 35 LGBTQ individuals escape the Chechen government's ...


Apr 18, 2017, 10:07 ET Rainbow Railroad Announces Emergency Response Plan for LGBTQ People at Risk in Chechnya - urgently requests Canadian Government assistance

TORONTO, April 18, 2017 /CNW/ - With recent reports of abductions, detentions, enforced disappearances, torture and deaths targeting gay and bisexual men in Chechnya, a Canadian non-profit human...