How New Immigration Detention Guidelines Fail Trans Inmates
March 14 2014 5:53 AM ET

Do New Immigration Detention Guidelines Fail Trans Detainees?

Parker Marie Molloy

What was once a problem is still a problem even after an Obama administration review, trans activists warn.

Kenyan Lesbian Granted Asylum in U.S.
March 12 2014 4:00 PM ET

Kenyan Lesbian Granted Asylum in U.S.

Michelle Garcia

A Kenyan nun who came to the U.S. on a student visa realized that coming out would jeopardize her life if she returned to her home country.

Trans Comic Avery Edison Transferred to Women's Correctional Facility
February 12 2014 11:26 AM ET February 12 2014 5:04 PM ET

Trans Comic Avery Edison Flying Home to U.K. Thursday

Parker Marie Molloy

After thousands of tweets using the #FreeAvery hashtag, trans detainee Avery Edison was transferred out of an all-male correctional facility, to one with a female population. On Wednesday afternoon, her partner announced that Edison would be returned to the United Kingdom on Thursday.

Op-ed: When Marrying Is Like Winning
February 12 2014 8:30 AM ET

Op-ed: When Marrying Is Like Winning

Caroline Hart

For Caroline Hart, the words 'Welcome to the United States of America' take on a new meaning.

Trans Comedian Avery Edison Detained in Canada
February 11 2014 1:11 PM ET

Trans Comedian Detained in Canada

Parker Marie Molloy

A transgender entertainer has been detained in Canada after being deemed inadmissible by the Canada Border Services Agency for attempting to re-enter the country after letting her student visa lapse.

Op-ed: Immigration Goes Beyond Documentation
December 11 2013 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Immigration Goes Beyond Documentation

Ronnie Veliz

For LGBT immigrants, especially those escaping hostile conditions, the U.S. immigration system is a rude awakening. And it's long past time for Congress to do something.

WATCH: Rep. Polis's Epic Blowup on House Floor Over Immigration
December 05 2013 4:22 PM ET

WATCH: Rep. Polis's Epic Blowup on House Floor

Sunnivie Brydum

The gay Colorado Democrat had a conniption when the presiding officer warned a colleague not to address the undocumented immigrants sitting in the House chamber in support of immigration reform.

Immigration, Trans Advocates Call for Trans-Inclusive Reform
October 04 2013 5:18 PM ET

Immigration, Trans Advocates Call for Trans-Inclusive Reform

Sunnivie Brydum

A new study from the National Center for Transgender Equality highlights the imperative for immigration reform to consider the struggles faced by undocumented transgender people.

Op-ed: Why I Got Arrested for Fair Immigration Reform
September 18 2013 4:20 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I Got Arrested for Fair Immigration Reform

Rea Carey

A bill to help millions of people, including LGBTs, realize their American dream is still stalled in Congress.

Task Force's Rea Carey Arrested With 105 Women Demanding Immigration Reform
September 12 2013 1:30 PM ET

Task Force's Rea Carey Arrested With 105 Women Demanding Immigration Reform

Sunnivie Brydum

The executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force was among 105 women arrested for blocking traffic outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., today.

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