Why Immigration Matters to the LGBTQ Community Part 1 (VIDEO)

By | January 12, 2012

When you spend a great deal of time on the net, it is fascinating and somewhat sobering to realize that there is another individual at another computer reading your diatribes and spouting their own brand of brilliance. Recently, I spoke with someone about how immigration reform continues to affect them. I was unaware of the intersection of fear and anxiety among “undocumented ” persons and how similar it is to being in the closet. I had the opportunity to interview and make a very short video of one brave person’s story.

2 thoughts on “Why Immigration Matters to the LGBTQ Community Part 1 (VIDEO)

  1. Carlos in DC

    Thanks so much Anthony for this interview, and for taking the time and work to post it in your blog and spread the word.

    Here I was nervous, but I did my best. The process of “coming out” as an undocumented immigrant is not an easy thing to do. Still today I’m still wondering about my future and if I will be able to stay in the U.S. legally, but I’m confident this video will illustrate some people on the millions of cases of undocumented queer immigrants like myself.

    I will do everything possible in order to legalize my status in the U.S. because I feel this is home for me, and because the struggle is worth it. So far, I don’t have any choices, but I’m hoping that after the 2012 elections a reform of the U.S. immigration laws will give people like myself, a chance to become documented.

    Thank you again! Abrazos. Carlos


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