Vote Dammit! Is it possible to care about LGBT Asylum Seekers and not vote?

Vote Dammit

Written by: Max Niedzwiecki, Louisiana Voter Is it possible to care about LGBT asylum seekers and skip voting in this election? I’m talking about people who are eligible to vote in the November 8th US election, of course. If you are not registered to vote yet, do it NOW. In some states, your … Continue reading

LGBT-FAN at Queering Immigration 3: Abolish All Cages

QDEP Queering Conference

Written By: Siobhan McGuirk In early May, I joined LGBT-FAN colleagues to attend the third annual Queering Immigration conference, hosted by our Network member the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)* in New York City. Over a packed three days, we joined with activists, advocates and directly impacted community members to build, to borrow … Continue reading

Homophobic Hostilities at the Hands of ICE

Hudson County Correctional Facility

In March, Better Together NYC, an LGBT-FAN partner organization, participated in an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) prison facility monitoring tour. BTNYC joined Human Rights Watch, the Detention Watch Network, and a representative from Howard University in a tour of the Hudson County Correctional Facility in New Jersey to ascertain the living conditions and medical treatment availability for incarcerated people. Continue reading