The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) seeks equity, justice, and human rights for LGBTQIA2+ people in Nova Scotia. NSRAP seeks to create change in our communities and our society at large so that all LGBTQIA2+ 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.
Since 1995, NSRAP has strived to provide a coherent voice for gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirited, transsexual, transgender, and queer people – a group we refer to as the ‘Rainbow Community’ – throughout Nova Scotia.
In 2010, NSRAP celebrated 15 years of service to Nova Scotia’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Asexual & Aromantic, Intersex, Two-Spirited, and beyond (LGBTQIA2+) Community. NSRAP has been working across Nova Scotia as a voice for our right to legal and social equity. For nearly 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 transgender health issues, including provincial funding of gender confirming surgeries, and the rights of LGBTQIA2+ 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.