In her podcast ‘Hidden Among the Maple Trees’, Jennifer Rooney, an MA student in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, looks at some of the ‘hidden’ issues of immigrant and refugee rights in Canada, namely the difficult and traumatic asylum processes facing the LGBTQ community. The podcast also includes an interview with Caitlin Rooney, Research Assistant for the LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress.

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Canadian Organizations
Egale: a national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights –>

The 519: committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community ->

Rainbow Railroad: helps LGBT individuals from countries where they are open targets of violence –>

Journal Article
“On what grounds?” LGBT asylum claims in Canada

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*The views expressed by Caitlin Rooney are her own and not necessarily those of CAP