Results for "immigration"

Leon Yuan Headshot

by Leon Yuan

From Texas to Taiwan, Gay Man Overcomes Fear By Coming Out Again and Again

Hi, I’m Leon Yuan. I grew up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. As a teenager growing up in Taiwan, I always knew I was gay. My biggest fear at the time was that if I were to come out to...

After Escaping Certain Death in the Middle East, Gay Man Faces New Challenges In America.
After Escaping Certain Death in the Middle East, Gay Man Faces New Challenges In America.

It was 2003. It was a hot summer day. I was coming out of my work where I worked with an American company, crossing the bridge, trying to take a cab to go back home after a long d...

Gay Jamaican Man Escapes Violence And Seeks Asylum In The United States.

by Adrian Miller

Gay Jamaican Man Escapes Violence And Seeks Asylum In The United States.

Hi, my name is Adrian. I am from St. Ann, Jamaica. I spent most of my life growing up with my mom in Jamaica. It was pretty difficult for me because I found out at an early age th...

“My Life Was In Danger.” Genderqueer Venezuelan Seeks Asylum In The United States.

by Ilo Sabine

“My Life Was In Danger.” Genderqueer Venezuelan Seeks Asylum In The United States.

My name is Ilo and I’m from Caracas, Venezuela. When I was – it was 10 years ago, or something like that, I was in Venezuela. I used to practice medicine there. At the time, I...

“She’s Going To Have To Go Back.” Binational Queer Couple Overcomes Terrifying Immigration Process.

by Brook Umbrell

“She’s Going To Have To Go Back.” Binational Queer Couple Overcomes Terrifying Immigration Process.

My name is Brook Umbrell and I’m from Toledo, Ohio. In 2014, I decided that was going to be my Summer of Yes. A good friend of mine was doing a queer calendar at the time. She&#...

Intersex Woman Leaves Zimbabwe, Seeks Asylum In America. “I’m A Human Being. That’s The First Thing.”

by Tatenda Ngwaru

Intersex Woman Leaves Zimbabwe, Seeks Asylum In America. “I’m A Human Being. That’s The First Thing.”

Tatenda is currently waiting for her work authorization, without which she cannot legally work in the United States. If you would like to contribute to her GoFundMe page, which sh...

Candidate for Texas State Representative: “I’m the LGBTQ Son of an Undocumented Immigrant.”

by Huey Rey Fischer

Candidate for Texas State Representative: “I’m the LGBTQ Son of an Undocumented Immigrant.”

My name is Huey Rey Fischer. I’m from Rockport, Texas. I grew up on the Texas coast and moved to Austin to study Latin American Studies and Government. Now I’m running for Sta...

Coming Out as an Undocumented Immigrant and Coming Out as a Queer Man.

by Carlos Padilla

Coming Out as an Undocumented Immigrant and Coming Out as a Queer Man.

My name is Carlos, Padilla, and I’m from Seattle, Washington. I was originally born in Guadalajara, Jadisco, Mexico, and I immigrated into the United States at the age of 2. For...

Google Earth Satellite Image of Turkey

by Ahmet Degirmenci

I’m From Istanbul, Turkey.

I was born in Istanbul, Turkey, on January 1, 1988, into a conservative Muslim family. I have known that I was gay since I was a young boy. I knew that I was gay because I was att...