Every year on my birthday I try to do a fundraiser to raise money for a cause that is close to my heart, and since my birthday is in June which is Pride month I thought there was no better organization than Rainbow Railroad.
In a time when there are more displaced people than ever before, LGBTQI+ people are uniquely vulnerable due to systemic, state-enabled homophobia and transphobia. These factors either displace them in their own country or prevent them from escaping harm. Because of Rainbow Railroad more LGBTQI+ individuals will be able to access lives free from persecution.
I know times are tough and many don’t have the means to be donating during this time but if you are fortunate enough to give anything to this wonderful cause in honor of my birthday no amount is too small. To learn more about Rainbow Railroad and the tremendous work they do you can visit Rainbowrailroad.org