Activist crusades to open Canada’s doors to LGBTQ refugees

Canada 1August 2, 2015 – Reported by the Vancouver Sun – When Chris Morrissey learned she couldn’t bring the woman she loved to live with her in the country of her birth, it set her on a decades-long path to help Canada become a country where any two people who love each other can be together and feel safe.

Morrissey, 72, and her partner, Bridget Coll, met in the U.S. but spent the better part of a decade living and working together in Santiago, Chile during the heyday of the Pinochet regime in the 1980s.

Morrissey now runs Rainbow Refugee, an organization that helps people who are persecuted in their own country because of their sexual orientation gain asylum in Canada. But her work in this field started with a much more personal struggle.

via Activist crusades to open Canada’s doors to LGBTQ refugees.

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