Gareth Henry is a Jamaican born man escaped to Canada to seek refuge. His reason for running away from his native land was due to threats and homophobic violence. Moreover, Gareth is an activist in several areas like HIV/AIDS, social justice, and LGBTQ.Henry is also a talented badminton player and has participated in numerous games. He took part during the 2011 and 2015 Pan American games and 2014 commonwealth games. Mr. Henry was among the national team that secured the bronze medal during the Pan Am Men’s Championship in the year 2018.
Henry together with his sister a badminton player did marvelously and won at the Jamaican National Badminton Championships. After completing his high school education, Henry later enrolled at Excelsior College and the West Indies University. He received his bachelor’s degree in social work and master’s in communication for social and behavior change.
During his teenage life, Gareth realized a peculiar thing in himself. He realized that he had more attractions towards other guys. Gareth Henry started working as a volunteer for the Jamaican AIDS support for life in the year 1997.
In the year 1998 Henry begun working as a volunteer at J-FLAG organization. It was a forum for lesbians, all-sexual, and gays. Gareth Henry often helped a significant number of people report anti-gay hate crimes.
During that time gays were ill-treated, and as a result, Gareth arranged with his uncle to flee from home. Gareth Henry has played a vital role at LGBTQ community. He has helped them evade death, persecution, and criminal charges.
Despite being a refugee, Henry serves as the interim director in the foundation of Toronto people with AIDS. Moreover, Henry collaborates with the Rainbow Road, and through his volunteer efforts, he has been able to help many people globally.
Gareth Henry clarified that he volunteers to work with Rainbow Road due to his passion for supporting the persecuted begin a new life. Rainbow Railroad is an organization that assists in the repositioning of the LGBTQ individuals persecuted worldwide.
While working with the Rainbow Railroad, Gareth has managed to help close to sixty refugees move to new countries in the year 2016.