Toronto-based Rainbow Railroad facilitates rescue of persecuted individuals from LGBT-unfriendly countries
- Founded in 2006, the charity focuses on identifying endangered individuals and raising the money necessary to cover the logistics of moving them to safer countries.
- Despite managing 30-50 cases at any given time, the organization was volunteer-based until 2013, when a grant from TD Bank allowed for the signing on of one full-time employee.
- With the grant expiring at the end of the year, Rainbow Railroad is raising funds to ensure that it will be able to maintain its current level of work.
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(Image Credit: Rainbow Railroad, via the Toronto Star)