LGBT

A Fighting Chance to Claim Asylum

Earlier this year, a young man called James* fled his country of origin after enduring yet another attack on his life, this time at the hands of his family members who learned he was gay. They also reported James to the police, who began searching for him because, under a law outlawing homosexuality, the authorities viewed him as the culprit rather than the victim of an unjustified attack. The writing was on the wall: if James stayed, he would surely meet the fate of his late boyfriend, who lost his life a few years before to similar senseless cruelty.

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LGBT Detention Must End

On June 23, 2015, 35 members of the House of Representatives wrote to Secretary Johnson, calling on the Obama Administration to end the detention of LGBT immigrants in ICE custody, especially transgender women.[1] The letter requested the administration seek parole...

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The Queer Community’s Road to Equality

In June 2013, SCOTUS helped turn a page in the queer community’s struggle for civil rights. By striking a pertinent portion of the indefensible Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Justices cleared the way for LGBTQ citizens of this country to strive for full equality...

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