Stop the deportation of our members

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CALL TO ACTION from RARICAnow! and allies TAKE ACTION & SHARE IMMEDIATELY - THERE ARE 7 WAYS YOU CAN HELP Dear community members and allies - our friend Geofrey Wamagale (he/she) is scheduled for deportation from Edmonton to Uganda on April 30, 2019. If he arrives in Uganda, he will be either killed or held in life imprisonment due to his sexual orientation and queer identity. We will not let this happen. Geofrey has not yet had an Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) hearing with adequate translation and legal representation. He is currently suffering from acute PTSD and anxiety. On April 15th, Geofrey’s lawyer submitted a request to the IRB to postpone his deportation so that Geofrey can receive the necessary mental health supports that are unavailable for him in…
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Events in the works to replace Pride festival, as controversy divides Edmonton’s LGBTQ community

Events in the works to replace Pride festival, as controversy divides Edmonton’s LGBTQ community

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EDMONTON—After a leaked email Wednesday showed the Edmonton Pride Festival had been abruptly canceled this year, a flurry of rallies, parties, and at least one vigil have cropped up online, as people work to fill the void left by the long-running annual festival that drew crowds in the tens of thousands to the Whyte Ave. area every summer. But the events reflect the divide in the community that led to the festival’s cancellation, pitting those who say Pride is a protest that needs to do more to push for the rights of marginalized groups versus those who see it as a celebration first.
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