Undocumented gay immigrants speak out

Published: May 11, 2010

Undocumented gay immigrants speak out

Sometimes we forget that what seem to be big, mainstream news stories affect us, too.

Take immigration.

Sure, we’re all aware of the need to unite gay foreign citizens with their U.S. citizen partners. We’ve all heard the stories of couples torn apart (or forced to move to Canada) because one is from Brazil, one is from the US and neither can get citizenship in the others’ country.

But LGBT immigrants WITHOUT partners need help, too. And today in Midtown, thanks to the National Queer Asian Pacific Alliance, I met a few of them, people with heartbreaking stories whose lives are made harder because they’re gay.

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