I had the absolute pleasure this week of sitting down with a few of the amazing individuals at Rainbow Railroad. This Canadian non-profit organization, operated predominately by volunteers, helps get LGBTQ individuals to safety. There is still over 70 countries around the world where homosexual activity is punishable by law. Jamaica is one of those countries.
ABOVE IMAGE – Left to Right: Ann Rosenfield (Board Member, Board Secretary), Carlene Williams-Clarke (Board Member, Team Lead), Julie-Anne McCausland (Proud Lesbian Survivor from Jamaica), Kimahli Powell (Executive Director), and Greg Wycliffe (Proud FM Host)
I got the chance to sit down with Carlene Williams-Clarke (above in Blue), who is originally from Jamaica and is now a Board Member at Rainbow Railroad and Team Lead having helped save many LGBTQ lives abroad with Rainbow Railroad and other organizations like JFLAG. AND Julie-Anne McCausland (above in Yellow) a survivor of increasingly violent persecution based on her sexual orientation in Jamaica. Listen to the stories below of these two Strong and Resilient Women, what it means for them to make it to Canada, and the many phenomenal things happening at Rainbow Railroad.
Rainbow Railroad is working to raise the money to save 60 lives in the last 60 days of 2016. It’s the season of giving and any contribution or support is so gratefully appreciated.
Go to RainbowRailroad.ca to learn more.
Special Thanks to Sonnet Insurance for being the charitable sponsor for this campaign.