Immigration Equality is the leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization in the country. Each year, they provide advice and legal services to thousands of LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants seeking refuge, fair treatment, and freedom in the United States. They work every day to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.
The work of Immigration Equality is truly lifesaving because there are nearly 80 countries around the world where it is a crime to be LGBTQ, with consequences up to and including the death penalty. For this reason, they fight to obtain asylum in the United States for LGBTQ and HIV-positive refugees. Every year, their caseload grows and nevertheless, maintain a remarkable 99% win rate.
To learn more about Immigration Equality, click here to go to their website and please consider a small donation of $5 or more to improve the lives of LGBTQ immigrants.
"Immigrating to the U.S. is long, hard, expensive and can be really scary. As a lesbian who was non-legally married to an immigrant prior to Section 3 of DOMA being struck down, it seemed impossible. During that Summer when we hoped the Supreme Court would rule in favor of equality, there was a lot of unknowns and Immigration Equality was literally just a phone call away. They helped us understand what was possible, what might happen and how to be prepared for what did happen while recommending an incredible lawyer to help us with along the way."
Sarah Neuburger is a freelance illustrator and artist who runs the online shop, The Small Object, and has published a collection of gift products with Chronicle Books. She grew up, left and then returned to the South where she currently lives with her wife in Georgia.
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