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LGBT advocacy groups give Obama’s immigration order a lukewarm reception

Friday, November 21, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday that he is issuing an executive order to take action on immigration, including temporarily protecting about 5 million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation, was met with a lukewarm reception from LGBT rights groups. [...]

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Gay widower renews petition for green card on 39th wedding anniversary

Monday, April 21, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- A 72-year-old Australian man widowed by his American husband of more than three decades is renewing his pitch for a green card since the Obama administration eased policies on gay marriage. [...]

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U.S. immigration officials free gay Ethiopian man pending asylum request

Monday, March 31, 2014
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BOSTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in Boston have released 19-year-old gay Ethiopian man who was facing deportation back to his home country where knowledge that he is gay could land him in prison. [...]

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Gay Ethiopian faces persecution, prison if deported from the U.S.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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BOSTON, Mass. -- Federal immigration officials in Boston are seeking to deport a 19-year-old gay Ethiopian man, where he is likely to be persecuted and imprisoned. [...]

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Mother says gay son tortured, killed in Honduran prison after illegal deportation

Friday, December 13, 2013
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LOS ANGELES -- The United States illegally deported a gay asylum-seeker to months of torture and death in a Honduran prison, his mother claims in court. [...]

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Why I joined LGBT activists in solidarity to fast for immigration reform

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Christopher Edwards
Last week, I joined thousands of fasters around the country during the “National Days to Act, Fast and Pray” on December 1-3. For 24 hours, I abstained from food in an act of solidarity with a group of immigration reform activists who had gone 22 days ingesting nothing but water. [...]

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U.S. Embassy in Manila issues its first visas to same-sex couples

Friday, December 6, 2013
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MANILA, Luzon -- The United States Embassy in the Philippines has issued its first fiancé visa to a same-sex couple. [...]

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Federal court orders review in gay Russian’s asylum case

Thursday, November 28, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has ordered immigration officials to review their decision not to grant asylum to a gay man who said he was attacked for his sexual orientation in 2002 and 2003 in his native Russia and feared he would be persecuted if forced to return [...]

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‘I got arrested for the 267,000 LGBT immigrants like me’

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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I got arrested last week. And my mom was proud of me. In fact, I did it for her. ... I got arrested for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who dream about becoming a U.S. citizen, being able to drive a car, travel without fear and get a college [...]

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Report outlines harm facing transgender immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees

Friday, October 4, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- On the heels of the U.S. House introduction of an immigration proposal and ahead of the "National Day of Dignity and Respect" -- a day of action scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5 -- the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has issued a new report outlining the barriers [...]

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