For some time now Canada has been seen as a relatively safe haven for LGBTQ immigrants, but maneuvering through the government bureaucracy can be a bit daunting; the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force (LEGIT) is here to help.
Founded in Vancouver in 1991, LEGIT was originally started by a group of lesbians and gay men who had no landed immigrant status in Canada. Through the years the group has expanded across the country, operating as a grassroots lobby and support group for LGBTQ people looking to immigrate to Canada and working to end discrimination in Canada’s immigration regulations. Since its inception the group has helped thousands of LGBTQ people with their immigration issues.
In 2003 LEGIT and the The Rainbow Refugee Committee was recognized B.C. Human Rights Coalition as the recipient of the Renate Shearer Award which is presented annually to an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to human rights.
Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force (LEGIT)