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Rainbows and BMO

In 1978, artist Gilbert Baker designed the first rainbow flag, which quickly became an iconic symbol of LGBTQ+ pride.

Today, we see rainbows displayed everywhere – so much so that it makes some wonder if this symbol has lost the meaningful action once associated with it.

This initiative is meant to return the rainbow to its roots as a symbol of action by giving it real value in support of Rainbow Railroad’s efforts to help at-risk LGBTQ+ individuals around the world.

The more rainbow photos deposited, the more BMO donates, up to a maximum of $50,000 CAD.

This is an enterprise BMO initiative.

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About Rainbow Railroad

For 16 years, Rainbow Railroad has supported 2SLGBTQ+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Since their founding, Rainbow Railroad has helped over 3,100 individuals find safety through emergency relocation and other forms of assistance.

Learn more at RainbowRailroad.org
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Deposit rainbows.
Change lives.

Make a Rainbow Deposit
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Discover rainbows near & far

Use this interactive map to discover rainbows deposited from your neighbourhood and around the world.

Explore Rainbows

Bookmark this page to return to whenever you have new rainbows to deposit.