Tag: LGBT

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.

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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.

Monica Alcota and Cristina Ojeda walking in Queens

New York, Marriage Equality and Immigrants

New York’s new Marriage Equality law expands LGBT civil rights in the state, but it will not help lesbian and gay immigrants who hope to gain permanent residency by marrying American partners.