What You Can Win
- The TRIP OF A LIFETIME booked by The Points Guy
- 500,000 Points (250K Amex + 250K Chase) to travel anywhere in the world
- Roundtrip Airfare and Hotel Accommodations for a Planning Session with Brian in New York City
A note from The Points Guy
The world watched in horror as reports appeared of abductions, detentions, enforced disappearances, torture, and deaths targeting over 200 gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. But this is only the latest horrifying front-page story as LGBT individuals fight for acceptance. Rainbow Railroad is on the front lines providing support for LGBT people as they seek safe haven from state-enabled violence, murder, or persecution. To help raise money for this important organization, I’m offering you the trip of a lifetime!
I want to give you 500,000 of my points for you to travel anywhere in the world! That’s right, you pick the place and I’ll help you plan the ultimate trip so you get the maximum benefit from the points, including airfare and hotel accommodations. So dream big, and I’ll help you make that dream come true!
All it takes is a $10 minimum donation to Rainbow Railroad and their vital work with LGBT refugees. If you donate more, you’ll earn more chances to win, plus some incredible exclusive experiences - from a puppy playdate with @ThePointsPups to tickets to our exclusive Pan Am Experience party. Or if you really want to go big, you can even come with me on an out-of-this-world Zero-G anti-gravity flight!
Thank you for your support!
About Rainbow Railroad
In countries all over the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-identified (LGBTI) people live in basic fear for their freedom, their safety, and their lives. They often have nowhere to turn because their government and police not only tolerate but encourage this brutality. Rainbow Railroad helps these people get out of danger to somewhere safe. In the spirit of and with homage to the Underground Railroad, the mission of the Rainbow Railroad is to help LGBT people as they seek safe haven from state-enabled violence, murder, or persecution. Through funds collected by people like you, we’re able to support, provide information, and help to arrange safe transportation for these LGBT people to somewhere in the world where they can live their lives in safety.
In response to the confirmed reports of abductions, detentions, enforced disappearances, torture and deaths targeting over 200 gay and bisexual men in Chechnya, Rainbow Railroad immediately went to action to assist those in danger. Rainbow Railroad has been working closely with the Russian LGBT Network, a non-governmental organization currently leading the campaign to rescue those facing danger in Chechnya. As of July 2017, 37 individuals have escaped into safe houses in Russia, and would like to leave the country. Rainbow Railroad is providing direct travel assistance and has already negotiated safe travel for 35 individuals with a commitment to supporting everyone of them.
This includes asking the Canadian government to provide direct assistance to LGBTQ people who need our help in Chechnya and other countries by way of emergency visas. Rainbow Railroad is the only organization in the world providing this direct assistance, as it has the unique capacity to respond to this and other similar crises that may occur.