Von Diaz with her grandmother and mother

It Matters Who Tells The Story

From gay, homeless immigrant youth to reimagining Puerto Rican cuisine, Von Diaz reflects on her time at Fi2W.

Reem Nasr and Martyna Starosta with Fi2W’s John Rudolph in the studio. Photo: Rachael Bonjiorno

Feet in 2 Worlds’ Journalism: A Legacy of Engagement

Opening the door for new generations of immigrant journalists

Sahadev Poudel

Helping Public Radio Reflect the Diversity of American Society

The Fi2W method brings new voices to U.S. media organizations


Commentary: Gay, Married and Waiting (Uncomfortably) for Immigration Reform

Erwin de Leon reflects on why immigration reform is so important to him personally.


What the DOMA Ruling Means for Gay Binational Couples

Erwin de Leon has a clear path to becoming a U.S. citizen now that the Supreme Court repealed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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.


De Leon: Constitutionality of DOMA Challenged in Court by Gay Binational Couples

Five lesbian and gay couples filed suit in federal court on Monday, challenging Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which prevents American citizens from sponsoring same-gender spouses for legal permanent residency.


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.

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.

An image from Julio Salgado's Undocuqueer series

I am UndocuQueer – A Young, Undocumented, Gay Artist Advocates for the DREAM Act

Julio Salgado uses visual art to raise awareness about the challenges of being undocumented and gay.