May 092013
USA - Gay binational family inclusion: "may kill Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill"

A proposal to expand gay rights is threatening to splinter a fragile, bipartisan agreement on immigration reform and kill a pillar of President Obama’s second-term agenda. The Senate Gang of Eight, which crafted the immigration legislation, pledged to fight off “poison pill” amendments that would derail the bill. But one controversial proposal has already divided [...]

May 082013
USA - Religious leaders: Gay rights plan seen as threat to immigration bill

Religious leaders said Wednesday that adding a gay rights proposal to immigration legislation could risk their support for the bill, setting up a potential Senate showdown. “We’re extremely hopeful that this bill will remain an immigration bill and not get tangled up with the issue of gay rights,” said Richard Land (pictured), a leader of [...]

Apr 252013
Turkiye - Kaos GL Denizli'deki İranlı mülteci LGBT'lerin yanında

Kaos GL crew, listen to the Iranian refugee was in Denizli LGBT issues. in a meeting attended by 30 police officers against the problems LGBT, duyarsızlıklarını, formality to work because of them just because of the Iranian citizens to be able to delay the permissions, ötekileştirmelerini, atılmalarını, health needs cannot be met from home because they were already gay, as they encounter problems. Iranian refugees in Turkey faced not only the problems themselves, LGBT, in their continuous [...]

Apr 172013
USA - Lambda Legal urges Senate to include all LGBT families in Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

Today, the Senate introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill that included many important provisions but did not include critically important protections for same-sex binational couples and their families. Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal: “We are pleased that Congress is moving forward on this vital issue. Reforming [...]

Apr 012013
USA - Undocumented Latinos in Houston get into HIV treatment "dangerously late", new study

A recent study conducted at a free clinic in Houston found undocumented Latinos with HIV infections enter care with more advanced disease than other patients. Despite getting medical care at later dates, however, undocumented Latinos with HIV achieved similar success in treatment as documented Latino and white patients. HIV doctors and researchers have long warned that it [...]

Mar 292013
USA - If the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is struck down, same-sex immigrant couples could benefit

Immigration equality is coming. When the U.S. Supreme Court finds that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, as I believe it will, U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be able to petition for their same-sex spouses. While the case the Court considered Wednesday involves tax laws, if the Court strikes down DOMA, it will mean [...]

Mar 272013
USA - Empathy is not enough: The parallels between gay marriage and immigration reform

Two earth-shaking movements can be felt in Washington just now. One involves grandees of left and right stampeding to embrace gay marriage, after years of timidity and hesitation. The second involves a contest among ambitious Republicans to support the boldest immigration reforms. Would-be Republican leaders are backing bipartisan policies that were taboo on the right [...]

Mar 082013
USA - Approximately 900,000 immigrants identify as LGBT according to Williams Institute study

A new study estimates that there are approximately 267,000 LGBT-identified individuals among the adult undocumented immigrant population and an estimated 637,000 LGBT-identified individuals among the adult documented immigrant population. The study, led by Dr. Gary J. Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar and an expert in the demographic, geographic, and economic characteristics of the LGBT population, estimates [...]

Jan 312013
USA - National Center for Transgender Equality releases 13 goals for 2013

While NCTE continues to press assertively for the almost 100 policy goals described in the Blueprint for Equality document, these 13 goals represent policies that are likely to be attained before the year is over. Many of these goals reflect a common theme: the Obama Administration has, and should use, broad authority to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination by [...]

Jan 292013
USA - Senator Lindsey Graham warns immigration reform including same-sex couples will fail

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters on Tuesday that it’s a mistake for the president to push for same-sex couples to be included in immigration reform, if he wants Republicans to support the bill. “Why don’t we just put legalized abortion in there and round it all out,” Graham said to reporters. Graham is part [...]