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Help persecuted LGBTQI people escape violence and travel to safety.

Your donation of miles will directly support Rainbow Railroad's Emergency Travel Support program, which helps LGBTQI individuals escape the immediate threat of violence and persecution and travel to somewhere safe.

Around the world, approximately 70 countries have anti-homosexuality laws, including 10 countries where a conviction for homosexual activity can result in the death penalty. In these countries, LGBTQI people are routinely arrested, denied basic human rights, and are being brutally attacked, tortured and even murdered.

Through our Emergency Travel Support Program, Rainbow Railroad provides airfare and pre- and post-travel related financial support to LGBTQI individuals who are at significant risk. The organization provides information and resources, coordinates referrals and connections to local LGBTQI organizations, and helps the individual understand their rights as asylum seekers.

Since its founding in 2006, Rainbow Railroad has facilitated safe travel for close to 800 individuals. We are proud of this achievement but are eager to help more people as we have experienced a significant increase in the number of requests in 2019. In 2018, we received 1,328 requests for help from 90 countries. As of November 1, 2019, we have received more than 2,600 requests, doubling last year’s figures.

Your donation of miles can help save lives.

 

 

About us

Rainbow Railroad helps persecuted LGBTQI individuals travel to safety as they seek a safe haven from state-enabled violence, incarceration and harassment. In April 2017, when there were confirmed reports of abductions, detentions, torture and deaths primarily targeting gay and bisexual men in Chechnya, Rainbow Railroad immediately took action. Our frontline response earned recognition around the world, as we worked with international partners to help more than 70 Chechens travel to safety.

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Created: December 02, 2019
Rainbow Railroad USA, Inc
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Help persecuted LGBTQI people escape violence and travel to safety.

Your donation of miles will directly support Rainbow Railroad's Emergency Travel Support program, which helps LGBTQI individuals escape the immediate threat of violence and persecution and travel to somewhere safe.

Around the world, approximately 70 countries have anti-homosexuality laws, including 10 countries where a conviction for homosexual activity can result in the death penalty. In these countries, LGBTQI people are routinely arrested, denied basic human rights, and are being brutally attacked, tortured and even murdered.

Through our Emergency Travel Support Program, Rainbow Railroad provides airfare and pre- and post-travel related financial support to LGBTQI individuals who are at significant risk. The organization provides information and resources, coordinates referrals and connections to local LGBTQI organizations, and helps the individual understand their rights as asylum seekers.

Since its founding in 2006, Rainbow Railroad has facilitated safe travel for close to 800 individuals. We are proud of this achievement but are eager to help more people as we have experienced a significant increase in the number of requests in 2019. In 2018, we received 1,328 requests for help from 90 countries. As of November 1, 2019, we have received more than 2,600 requests, doubling last year’s figures.

Your donation of miles can help save lives.

 

 

About us

Rainbow Railroad helps persecuted LGBTQI individuals travel to safety as they seek a safe haven from state-enabled violence, incarceration and harassment. In April 2017, when there were confirmed reports of abductions, detentions, torture and deaths primarily targeting gay and bisexual men in Chechnya, Rainbow Railroad immediately took action. Our frontline response earned recognition around the world, as we worked with international partners to help more than 70 Chechens travel to safety.

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