Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor
About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor


  WINDY CITY TIMES

Immigration Equality video on asylum features LGBTQ refugees
Video below
2018-10-30

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


New York, NY - Today, amid reports that the Trump administration plans to continue its attacks on the asylum system by completely shutting down the U.S.-Mexico border, Immigration Equality released a new video featuring the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) asylum recipients. The short film features three Immigration Equality clients from around the world discussing why they sought asylum, their experiences in immigration detention, what asylum has meant for them, and their contributions to the U.S. as they have built new lives in New York City.

"Immigration Equality's asylee clients contribute so much to our communities. They are teachers, healthcare providers, artists, and activists. We as a nation should continue to embrace refugees and asylum seekers, not turn our backs on them when they need us most," said Immigration Equality Executive Director Aaron C. Morris. "This video highlights the dangers LGBTQ asylum seekers face in their countries of origin and shows why defending the asylum system is integral to keeping the United States a beacon of hope for people around the world."

The video comes a week after a memo leaked to the New York Times that the Trump administration is considering denying transgender people protections under Title IX and days after President Trump threatened to issue an executive order to deny the members of the so-called "migrant caravan" the right to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those fleeing violence and persecution in Honduras as part of the caravan are numerous queer and trans people fleeing anti-LGBTQ violence.

Alena Sandimirova is a jewelry designer and small business owner, Ishalaa Ortega works at a community health clinic as a Supervisor and case manager for people living with HIV, and Edafe Okporo is the director of a refugee shelter in Harlem, New York.

Filming and post-production by renowned fashion photographer/director Bell Soto for Immigration Equality, with special thanks to the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at SVA for generously donating their space and equipment.

—From a press release



facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

COVID-19 restriction measures for Chicago start Oct. 30
2020-10-27
...


Gay News

Live election night tracking to watch for 310 Victory Fund endorsed candidates
2020-10-27
--From a press release - ...


Gay News

Same-sex parents are 7X more likely to raise adopted, foster children
2020-10-27
--From a Williams Institute press release - ...


Gay News

Justice Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court, groups respond
2020-10-26
--From press releases - ...


Gay News

U.S. Senate confirms Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
2020-10-26
...


Gay News

NATIONAL Marriage support, GLSEN, LGBTQ voting campaigns
2020-10-26
...


Gay News

Undocumented LGBTQ+ activists speak on importance of voting
2020-10-23
--From a press release - ...


Gay News

LGBTQAs plan "Get Out The Vote" event for Michigan candidate
2020-10-22
--From a press release - ...


Gay News

Lightfoot imposes curfew on city, cracks down on bars
2020-10-22
...


Gay News

Black sex offenders twice as likely as White to be civilly committed
2020-10-22
--From a Williams Institute press release - ...


Gay News

Virtual Town Hall on Cook County budget Oct. 23
2020-10-21
--From a press release - ...


Gay News

Lightfoot releases 2021 budget proposal
2020-10-21
...


Gay News

Inclusive curriculum tools offered to schools during LGBTQ History Month
2020-10-20
--From a press release - ...


Gay News

Equality Illinois town hall focuses on 2020 vote
2020-10-19
...


Gay News

Diversity report: More than 1,000 LGBTQs running for office
2020-10-19
...


 



Copyright © 2020 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs     
Privacy Policy      Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.