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LGBT activists call for new focus on violence against transgender community | World news | The Guardian

While I am a bit annoyed that many in the LGB community waited until marriage equality was secured before turning their attention to tans issues, I do welcome all support. This article by Ed Pilkington in New York writing for … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: On the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Changes Are Needed to Protect LGBT Immigrants | Center for American Progress

This is a comprehensive report on why reform is needed to American Immigration laws to better protect the interests of LGBTQIA immigrants and refugees. Here’s the report by Sharita Gruberg writing for The Center For American Progress. Continue reading by … Continue reading

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LGBT Organizations Should Not Criticize Obama’s Immigration Move

Originally posted on O-blog-dee-o-blog-da:
A Statement on President Obama’s Immigration Announcement November 20, 2014, addressed to the  LGBT community of activists and organizations. By Melanie Nathan, of Private Courts, Inc. Conflict Resolution & Human Rights Advocacy Nathan@privatecourts.com Melanie Nathan, SF…

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7 LGBT Issues That Matter As Much Or More More Than Marriage

You may or may not agree with this specific list but it is undeniable that there are issues that are equally important or more important than marriage equality for many LGBTIQ communities. BuzzFeed contributor Holly compiled this list a year … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Fostering Safety | Center for American Progress

This is a thorough look at our immigration policy and system and how it impacts LGBTQ youth. Well worth reading. Here’s the opening two paragraphs, continue reading by following the link at the end of this post. The story is … Continue reading

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Op-ed: One Thing President Obama Can Do Now to Help LGBT Undocumented People | Advocate.com

Many immigrants have been caught up in the mess that currently is our immigration system and among those would be Americans are LGBTQ people. Ana Ma and Matthew McClellan have written this Op-Ed, focusing on the problem, in the Advocate… … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Let This Get Buried: Deported Children Being Killed After Being Sent Back.

This is not the usual subject of a post here but this is too important to ignore. This is from the Daily Kos… by jpmassar It’s bad enough when 18 year olds get executed and infants get flash-bang grenaded. Do we … Continue reading

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Opinion | Obama must protect undocumented LGBT families | gay news

The Washington Blade is participating in some advocacy journalism on behalf of undocumented LGBTQ families. Here’s the plea from Jorge Gutierrez… What has been a topic of rancor for Congress in recent months has, in the last couple of weeks, become … Continue reading

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Transgender Woman Says Immigration Detention Officials Told Her To Pretend Her Rape Was Consensual | ThinkProgress

Another disturbing story from Think Progress; this time it deals with a serious crime that officials wanted to cover up. Here’s the story from Zack Ford… Marichuy Leal Gamino is a 23-year-old transgender woman who has spent more than a … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: LGBT Undocumented Immigrants Face an Increased Risk of Hate Violence | Center for American Progress

This report looks at the sad reality of hate-inspired violence faced by undocumented immigrants in the United States… The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, or NCAVP—a group of organizations dedicated to ending all forms of violence against and within lesbian, … Continue reading

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LGBT Immigrant Activists Protesting Deportations Block ICE Jail | The New Civil Rights Movement

Some brave LGBTQ immigration activists are currently engaging in some civil disobedience in California according to The New Civil Rights Movement… LGBT activists and allies protesting the Obama administration’s deportations of undocumented immigrants right now are protesting and have blocked off … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: I Am Your Gay Immigrant Brother | Advocate.com

Here’s a great Op-Ed from your gay immigrant brother, Ronnie Veliz writing for the Advocate… I am your gay immigrant brother, and I need your help to stop the discrimination, the deportation, and the despair faced by so many undocumented … Continue reading

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Love Knows No Borders — The LGBT Battle for Immigration Reform – New America Media

In the US major immigration hurdles remain for LGBTQ foreign nationals living in America… Every year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, my partner Richi dons an impeccable Cat in the Hat outfit he made himself and drives 40 miles to work, … Continue reading

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When Love Prevails: Latino Families at the Center of Immigrant and LGBT Rights | Dave Montez

This is a well done piece about the role Latino families play in advancing LGBTQ rights, including marriage equality and supporting immigration reform… Growing up in a small, rural Colorado town and knowing you’re gay isn’t easy. I did it … Continue reading

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LGBT Asian Americans lobby Congress for immigration reform | gay news : Washington Blade – America’s Leading Gay News Source

Immigration reform still matters and because LGBTQ individuals often form families of choice rather than or in addition to traditional families. This means the breakup of Queer families when immigration doesn’t take LGBTQ concerns into consideration… The National Queer Asian … Continue reading

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LGBT Coalition for Immigration Reform stands in solidarity with fasters | San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

We do need immigration reform, including policies that keep LGBTQ immigrant families together… Leaders at some of the nation’s leading LGBT organizations applauded the strength and courage of the men and women who have been fasting for more than 20 … Continue reading

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Common Cause Unites Women, LGBT and Immigrant Rights Leaders

It is always good to work with others in the struggle for human rights for all… Eddy Arias didn’t know he was undocumented when he came to the United States at the age of 14. That didn’t stop immigration authorities … Continue reading

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Report outlines harm facing transgender immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees – LGBTQ Nation

Transgender immigrants face unique challenges as outlined in a just released report: On the heels of the U.S. House introduction of an immigration proposal and ahead of the “National Day of Dignity and Respect” — a day of action scheduled … Continue reading

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Immigration reform in spotlight with marches across the U.S. this weekend – LGBTQ Nation

Immigrants are an important part of America’s success. That, of course, includes LGBTQ immigrants who come here searching for a better life. This weekend marches are being held to press for immigration reform: Immigrants and their allies will march this … Continue reading

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