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Queering Immigration

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelle Chen

Understanding the universality of certain rights and freedoms doesn't mean aligning every social movement on a uniform agenda; it means connecting between communities and across social divides while simultaneously recognizing the persistence of those differences.

Queer and Immigrant for the Holidays

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

The holidays can be hard for LGBT immigrants, as they feel left out not only by the mainstream but by their own families and ethnic communities, which tend to be conservative and unwelcoming of openly LGBT individuals.

Queering Immigration: Real Independence Is Interdependence (VIDEO)

Caitlin Breedlove | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Caitlin Breedlove

The immigration debate gets to the heart of a conversation about who is a "real" citizen, who is part of our communities, and who can be allowed to stay and live here, and who has to do so through a shadow existence, with no basic rights. Sound familiar? If you're LGBTQ, it should.