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Same-Sex Acts: Refugees and Canadian Shores

same-sex acts: Most of us, however, cannot possibly imagine the fear, the physical and mental anguish or the pain engendered by state-driven persecution, according to The Chronicle Herald. Nevertheless, volunteers at Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia RRANS make it their mission to know the details of refugees fleeing from countries where, according to rainbowrefugees, ... 77 countries criminalize same-sex acts. We may empathize, we may sympathize and we may even donate time, money or both to help bring refugees to safe Canadian shores. In many of them, imprisonment awaits. RRANS was created in 2011 to advocate on behalf of, sponsor and/or settle LGBTQI refugees in the Halifax area. In others, the death penalty looms. ( As reported in the news.