This fundraiser is for a gay man we are helping to seek asylum and settle in Canada. Under the auspices of Rainbow Refugee Society, our Circle of Hope (a group of community volunteers who come together to support an LGBTQ2S+ refugee) is supporting a man who has been stuck in the Manila airport for over a year and a half. After fleeing his home country, he was en route to Korea to make a claim. He had a connecting flight in Manila that he was not allowed to board (he was not given a reason why) and has been living in the airport ever since.
Funds raised will pay for asylum application fees and airfare to come to Canada, and will help this man pay for rent, food, clothing, etc. in his first year after arrival.
Note: this description is intentionally vague to protect this man's identity