Charitable Organization

Rainbow Railroad

Toronto, ON

Human rightsOutreach and welfareInternational

In too many countries, people live under constant threat of violence on the streets and even in their own homes just because they are LGBT. They often have nowhere to turn because the government and police not only tolerate, but encourage this brutality.

Rainbow Railroad helps these people get to safety when their lives are in immediate danger. We answer urgent pleas from individuals in countries like Jamaica, Uganda and Nigeria where the situation in 2014 is getting worse, not better.

Since 2006, our organization has assisted over 50 individuals by finding a safe-house in their country, providing funds while they are in hiding, and arranging travel to a safe destination. In 2013 we became a Canadian registered charity, increasing our capacity to help even more people in need.


We know that a plane ticket issued quickly or a bed in a safe house can make the difference between life and death for a LGBT person at risk.


By supporting Rainbow Railroad, you can save LGBT lives. Our 2013 Financial Statements are available on our website.

Program areas

Description% of emphasis
Social services100

*% of emphasis is reported by the charity and does not necessarily reflect money spent.

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