Undocumented youth activists stepped up their game in 2011, organizing civil disobedience actions, online video campaigns, and support for state-level DREAM Acts that would aid in tuition-relief.
In this podcast, reporter Von Diaz tells the story of Chef Zarela Martinez, a culinary trendsetter, who changed New Yorkers’ ideas about Mexican food.
Listen to reporter Von Diaz’s radio story about young gay immigrants in New York, and the difficulties they face coming out to their families.
A recent conference at The New School focused on immigration issues in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community.
A judge has postponed Monica Alcota’s deportation in light of President Obama’s decision to consider the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. But her case is far from settled. Feet in Two Worlds’ Von Diaz sat down with Alcota and her partner Cristina Ojeda to talk about their situation.
Days after a group of students at the University of Puerto Rico assaulted the school’s interim chancellor, Puerto Rican student activists received a sympathetic reception in New York City.
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.
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…
In the midst of a 9.8 percent unemployment rate and the worst economic recession since the 1930s, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has taken time to advocate for Latino LGBT rights.
On the two-year anniversary of José Sucuzhañay’s brutal murder in Brooklyn, his family and local leaders gathered to remember him and condemn anti-immigrant and anti-gay violence.