Since 1995, the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) has strived to provide a coherent voice for gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirit, trans, and queer people – a group we refer to as the ‘Rainbow Community’ – throughout Nova Scotia.
In 2020, NSRAP celebrated 25 years of service to Nova Scotia’s Two-Spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Asexual & Aromantic, Intersex, and beyond (2SLGBTQIA+) Community. NSRAP has been working across Nova Scotia as a voice for our right to legal and social equity. For more than 20 years NSRAP has been a strong advocate for the rights of our community. NSRAP played a key role in the Halifax Rainbow Health Project and continues to work on trans health issues, including provincial funding of gender confirming surgeries, and the rights of 2SLGBTQIA+ elders in long term care. NSRAP has participated in numerous human rights cases involving same-sex rights, and was instrumental in bringing marriage equality to Nova Scotians.
The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) seeks equity, justice, and human rights for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Nova Scotia. NSRAP seeks to create change in our communities and our society at large so that all 2SLGBTQIA+ people are included, valued, and celebrated. We will achieve this through building community and developing strong networks outside of the community in addition to public outreach, education, and political action.
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