Sally Story

Sally understood she was different right from an early age and she accepted it. When she turned 16, Sally’s mother died and she was forced to go live in the street. Being a lesbian, she was discriminated and underwent brutality.
She reached out to Outward LGBT Community in 2018, to help her move from Barbados. We settled her in the Canada. Sally says that when he first arrived in the Canada she was so excited. She was connected with so many people who were going through the same situation as her. She was also linked with several resources that helped her deal with anxiety and depression. She has so many resources to help her settle in the new environment.


Outward LGBT Helps a Syrian Man to Safety

29-year-old Fahreed Kahlifa is gay, which is illegal in Syria. In his home country, people are arrested if the government finds out they are gay. The police would come into homes and take people from their sofas. For the others who are found out, experts say the government makes them disappear and no one ever hears from them again. Some would be cooking or cleaning via the faucet when they taken. Although there is a safe circle in Damascus, people still have to hide. If there is even a rumour that an individual is gay, they lose their rights; for example, working for the government or obtaining a passport.
Through outward reach, he was able to travel to Canada where he …

Helping Refugees Is Now Becoming a Contest

The director of the Canadian Council of Refugees recently complained that resettling of refugees is now being politicized. A case study of a refugee golfer who used his rangefinder from the ocean to work out how far it is to get to shore. He was only a mid-range golfer, but has now been accepted as a citizen of the community. Initially, the resettling was done by the civil servants. They were in charge of making the relocation decision. The civil servants worked together with the UN refugee agency. However, today, the decision is being made at a ministerial level.
The ministers are prioritizing one group over another, which is very sad. It is common to hear a minister in …