Project to support LGBTQ newcomers

January 28, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

A six-month project, launched in October 2014 by MOSAIC and funded by Citizenship and Immigration Services Canada, wants to explore the issues faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual or Questioning immigrants. On Monday, January 26th, a community event that attracted about 65 people at Trout Lake Community Centre, discussed ideas on how to help a “minority within the minority,” according to Roja Bagheri, program coordinator with MOSAIC Settlement and Family Services. “There’s a lot of places that are not inclusive, not friendly to the LGBTQ community,” she said. “We wanted to get an idea of what are the needs, what are the gaps for LGBTQ newcomers. What are the challenges and what will support the rest of the projects,”  she added. Visit MOSAIC for more information and resources.

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