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Coming out as an undocumented immigrant, and as a queer man

NATHAN MANSKE
I’m From Driftwood
Sunday, March 23, 2014
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Carlos was brought to the United States by his family when he was 2 years old. After excelling in school, he had to explain to a teacher that he couldn’t apply for a college scholarship because he is an undocumented immigrant, all while preparing to tell his mom that he’s gay.

“Being able to tell my mother that I was queer was one of the most difficult things in my life, not necessarily because of the way she reacted but because of the form of how I told her.”

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