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Immigration Equality

This Congress, This Year: Families Facing Separation Counting on Immigration Reform

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Unlike their straight neighbors, gay Americans do not have the ability to sponsor their spouses or partners for residency in the United States. As a result, many of them are facing imminent separation.

On Eve of Historic March, Hope for LGBT Immigrant Families

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

The LGBT family, like the American family, includes immigrants.The UAFA bill would allow LGBT Americans to sponsor their foreign-born partners so they could remain together in the U.S.

A Gay Immigrant Reaches for a DREAM

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

This evening in Arizona, a young, gay man is literally putting his life on the line. In today's Arizona, the fact that Mohammad Abdollahi is willing ...

HuffPo Impact Premiere: A New Documentary from Immigration Equality

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steve Ralls

Lesbian and gay couples are frequently discriminated against under immigration law, and this inequality is literally ripping families apart.

U.S. Immigration Law: Tearing Apart Life, Love & Home

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Organizers say they are expecting tens of thousands -- if not hundreds of thousands -- of members of the LGBT community and their supporters on Sunday. But one couple will be notably absent.

Come As You Are: The End of America's HIV Ban

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Beginning today, the United States' decades-old HIV Travel and Immigration Ban will be a relic of the past, and the stigma and discrimination it has engendered around the world will, with any luck, begin to fade, too.

Comprehensive, Inclusive Immigration Reform: The Most Important Gift of All

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Steve and Joe, despite the life they have built together, face separation before year's end because of the country's blatantly discriminatory LGBT immigration policies.

Bush Justice Department Blacklisted LGBT Groups

The Washington Blade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Applicants for Justice Department internships and honors programs may have been rejected based on their membership in LGBT groups during the Bush admi...

A "Penultimate Step" in the Fight to End the HIV Travel Ban

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued regulations that would end the United States' decades-old HIV travel and immigration ban.

We Are Tearing Families Apart, When We Should Be Uniting Them

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Why is the United States government spending so much time - and so much taxpayer money - tearing this family apart? Simply put, because Shirley and Jay are a lesbian couple.

When Your Ex Sends the Vacation Video After the Break-Up

Mike Alvear | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Alvear

After 5 years, we agreed not so much to break up but to stop trying to get back together. It was mutual. But the pictures hurt. Not because of what could be, but what once was.

Congress to HHS: End the HIV Ban, Once and For All

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Earlier this year, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR), along with Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California, led a successful and histor...