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Monica Alcota and Cristina Ojeda's wedding photograph

Podcast: Gay Immigrant Couples and the Defense of Marriage Act

In February, President Obama declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. But the administration’s DOMA policy is still evolving, and one of the key testing grounds involves cases of same-sex immigrant couples where one of the partners faces deportation.

Adrielle Grant, a 19 year old immigrant from Guyana, is homeless in New York City

Gay Immigrant Youth in New York Struggle With Homelessness

Adrielle Grant and Juan Valdez were kicked out of their homes when their families found out they were gay. For gay immigrant youth, poverty and lack of support from their families and immigrant communities make them particularly vulnerable to becoming – and staying – homeless.

Torn Apart tells the story of bi-national LGBT couples fighting to stay together.

Same-Sex Couples Still Awaiting Immigration Reform

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…