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Friends in Hiding

Monica Trasandes | Posted 11.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

As a gay person, I remember hiding, and it was not a good way to live. I know there's a difference between orientation and legal status, and hiding who you are is different from literally hiding, but the feeling of being an outsider, I think, is very similar.

LOOK: Beautiful Post-DOMA Moment Captured In The Netherlands

James Nichols | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices

In a beautiful moment for same-sex couples and immigration reform in America, officials in Amsterdam issued their first visa for a same-sex foreign sp...

Sam Stein

Post-DOMA Rules For Immigrating Gay Couples Being Finalized

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday finalized new guidelines to allow same-sex couples the same immigration rights as their traditionally...

LGBT Immigrants: An Untold Story

Donna Red Wing | Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

A few days ago I spoke to a friend about the need for immigration reform in this country, reform that would honor and respect both this nation and those who seek citizenship here. My friend asked me why, as an advocate for LGBT equality, I care about immigration. This is my response.

Undocumented Gay Immigrant Faces Deportation To Mexico

AP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Gay Voices

DENVER (AP) -- A federal appeals court in Denver is refusing to block extradition of a gay undocumented immigrant who sought protection in the U.S. cl...

The Plight Of LGBT Immigrant Detainees: An Interview With Clement Lee Of Immigration Equality

Erwin de Leon | Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

Clement Lee, a legal fellow at Immigration Equality who represents detained LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants, knows the plight of LGBT individuals trapped in the detention system very well. He answered my questions over email.

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.

Immigration Reform: Congressmen Push Path To Citizenship For Binational Gay Couples

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Rep. Luis Gutierrez's immigration reform plan moves forward in Congress, he continues to voice his support for any immigration reform package to in...