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Jane and Patricia are on their way to Canada, from Barbados, in the dead of winter. They're a couple, and in Barbados being gay can be punishable by life imprisonment. After enduring years of fear, harassment, violence, and even an arrest, Jane and Patricia's home was nearly burned down by someone they knew. They need to escape, fast. That's where Devon comes in. Devon works with Rainbow Railroad, a Toronto-based, international organization that gets people out of countries where being LGBT is criminalized.
This episode was produced as a special collaboration with "The Documentary," from the BBC World Service.