International News Editor Michael K. Lavers on Friday spoke
with Rainbow Railroad Executive Director Kimahli Powell about his group’s work with
LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers.
Powell said during a Zoom interview from Toronto that
Rainbow Railroad has helped upwards of 900 LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers
flee persecution in their countries of origin since his group’s founding in
Rainbow Railroad earlier this month launched the #60in60 Campaign, which hopes to raise $600,000 by the end of the year in order to help 60 LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. Powell said the campaign has already raised around $200,000.
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