All posts tagged: LGBT immigration

Vickie the Crime Fighter

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LGBT
Vickie Cruz

By Von Diaz Originally posted on NPR’s Latino USA on June 22, 2012. For Vickie Cruz, coming out as a trans young woman in the 1960s meant learning to defend herself physically and emotionally. But with the support of her large Puerto Rican family, she used her experiences to help victims of sexual and domestic violence, earning her a Crime Victims Service Award this year from the U.S. Attorney General’s office. Click here to listen […]

I am UndocuQueer – A Young, Undocumented, Gay Artist Advocates for the DREAM Act

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Feet in Two Worlds / Immigration News / LGBT
An image from Julio Salgado's 'I am UndocuQueer' series.

By Von Diaz Originally posted on Feet in Two Worlds on February 13, 2012. Being young and undocumented can lead to complex and sometimes awkward situations. As DREAMer Angy Rivera explains in one of her videos, dating is a constant challenge when you can’t get into clubs that require a photo ID, or get to a date because you’re not allowed to drive a car. The DreamersAdrift collective has taken these themes and translated them […]

Same-Sex Couples Still Awaiting Immigration Reform

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Feet in Two Worlds / Immigration News

By: Von Diaz Originally published on Feet in Two Worlds on January 7, 2010. Comprehensive immigration reform didn’t happen in 2010. The DREAM Act failed to get enough Senate votes in December, setting the tone for a challenging year ahead. Yet the Senate managed to provide a victory for gay rights. “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” the federal law barring homosexuals in the U.S. military from being open about their sexuality, was repealed. This landmark change […]