iOS app Android app

Queer Undocumented Immigrants

Queer, Immigrants, All of Us: Not 1 More

Caitlin Breedlove | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Caitlin Breedlove

What makes a white, 32-year-old, middle-class queer woman with no prior charges decide to risk arrest in order to stop ICE from deporting immigrants? I have lived my life as a survivor of sexual violence and as a queer person in the South. I know something about fear.

Who Is Overseeing Immigration Detention?

Christina Fialho | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Christina Fialho

Staff training varies dramatically from one facility to the next, with many facility officers receiving no specialized training on immigration policies and how to work with victims of torture and persecution, battered immigrants, trafficked persons, and others needing special attention.

How Pinkwashing Masks The Retrograde Effects Of Immigration Reform

Prerna Lal | Posted 06.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Prerna Lal

There are serious, deleterious harms as a consequence of what some may view as coalition building between mainstream immigration reform advocacy groups and LGBT groups. The end result of pinkwashing immigration reform is threefold.

All LGBT Immigrants Need To Be Considered In Immigration Reform

Ben de Guzman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Ben de Guzman

LGBT communities will be a key constituency to weigh in on comprehensive immigration reform, and we call for a broader reform that supports not only same-sex couples but also all LGBT immigrants who desperately need reform to the currently broken system.

I Am Family

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

I live at the intersection of inequalities faced by undocumented immigrants and LGBTQ people in this country. But I'm not afraid of what's to come, because I know that the LGBTQ movement will rise to the occasion, and we will not sit this one out.

I Am UndocuQueer: New Strategies For Alliance Building For The LGBTQ And Immigrant Rights Movements

Jorge Gutierrez | Posted 03.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Jorge Gutierrez

There is plenty of love and acceptance in our communities, so we must channel all of that into inclusive organizing and action that will ensure and protect the rights of all families and communities.

Queer And Undocumented: How My Sexual Identity And Immigration Status Inform My Commitment To Equality

Tony Ortuno | Posted 09.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Tony Ortuno

I am queer, undocumented, a community activist, an immigrant, a person of color, a recent college graduate, and a loving son and brother. Every single one of these identities has sustained my dedication to continue the work toward an inclusive society for all people.

Undocumented and Unafraid: Queer DREAMers

Ben de Guzman | Posted 08.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Ben de Guzman

Queer undocumented activists made the connection between coming out of the closet and coming out of the shadows. Undocumented and unafraid, they have shown us that the simple act of telling your truth can transform the political dialogue.