Tag: LGBT Issues

LGBT immigrants

De Leon: Welcoming LGBT Migrants Fleeing Persecution

LGBT immigrants often undergo the integration process alone, shunned by religious and other communities that form a safety net for many newly arrived immigrants. A new guide offers practical, step-by-step guidance on welcoming LGBT refugees in the U.S.


U.S. Recognizes Binational Marriages with Trans Spouses

Under an interim policy announced last week immigration authorities will recognize heterosexual marriages when one member of the couple is transgender.


Transgender Filipinos Confront the Stigma of Prostitution

Prostitution is a way to make ends meet for many Filipino transgender women in New York. This story comes to us from The FilAm, an online magazine for Filipino Americans in New York.

Sheriff Paul Babeu

Arizona Sheriff Babeu Resigns From Romney Campaign, But Intends to Weather Scandal

A conservative sheriff known for his hardline immigration stance was outed as gay after allegations surfaced that he threatened his Mexican ex-boyfriend with deportation.

Broadview Detention Center - Photo: Carrie Sloan

The Plight of LGBT Immigrant Detainees

Advocates and politicians are calling for a government investigation into the alleged abuse of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants being held in detention centers.

Monica Alcota and Cristina

De Leon: Queer and Immigrant for the Holidays

The holidays can be especially hard for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants. They don’t just feel left out by the mainstream but by their own families and ethnic communities.


De Leon: Gay Binational Couples Fight Back

After last week’s commentary on the response of gay binational couples to new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deportation guidelines, Fi2W blogger Erwin De Leon received quite a few heated reactions.

A protest against the Defense of Marriage Act in Chicago

De Leon: Gay Binational Couples React to DHS Deportation Guidance

LGBT couples are upset that DHS’ new guidelines do not signal reprieve for binational couples in which one partner is an American citizen and the other an immigrant at risk of deportation.

A protest in favor of the DREAM Act

De Leon: Confusion and Frustration Over Obama’s Deportation Policy

Undocumented immigrants hopeful for a resolution of their legal status cannot count on the Obama administration’s new policy of prosecutorial discretion to solve their woes.

El Diario published a story about same-sex marriage the day after the law took effect in New York

Podcast: Same-Sex Marriage Coverage in Spanish Language Media

In this podcast episode, Fi2W executive producer John Rudolph interviews freelance reporter Monika Fabian and LGBT Latino blogger Andrés Duque of Blabbeando about the Spanish-language media’s coverage of New York’s marriage equality law.