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How can I help LGBT refugees?

Hundreds of LGBT refugees come to Canada every year, escaping persecution and violence at home.

They face “incredible odds,” says Kimahli Powell, executive director of Rainbow Railroad, one of the groups involved in bringing Chechen refugees to Canada last year.

And when they arrive, they often have no resources and nowhere to go. But they can count on the support of Canada’s LGBT communities: “Our community, as we have shown many times again, is ready to rally together to support those individuals,” Powell says.

So what can you do to help?

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