People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color

LGBT asylum seekers risk it all to be out

The estimated number of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers entering the United States each year is 4,000 and rising, said Max Niedzwiecki, leader of the LGBT Faith and Asylum Network, a national network dedicated to helping asylum seekers based on sexual orientation or gender identity. These numbers are estimates due to the sensitive nature of divulging one’s sexual orientation and the fact that no governmental agency in the United States tracks the issue.

Still, some asylum seekers are speaking out and making their cause known to the world.

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
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August 28, 2013
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Santa Fe Mayoral Candidate Javier Gonzales: “accepting that you are gay is complicated”

Former state Democratic Party chair and prospective Santa Fe mayoral candidate Javier Gonzales posted in a blog today that he is gay.

Gonzales came out on the website Familia es Familia, which works to “build support among Latino communities for acceptance of gay and lesbian family members,” according to the site. The headline over the post is, “My Renewed Faith in Santa Fe.”

The New Mexican
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August 21, 2013

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