I have been fighting for the full inclusion of LGBTQ voices in immigration reform since 2008 along side many powerful undocuqueer people. We have gone a long way and we still have much to accomplish so our movements can be united. Needless to say, for us in GetEQUAL, immigration reform is needed and it is a moral imperative for our country. This legislative battle has become a focal point in our organizing because of the lived experience of some of our leaders, including myself.
Yesterday GLAAD and 25 other LGBT organizations issued a public statement of solidarity for immigration reform. This column is by Felipe Sousa Rodriguez , co-director of LGBT civil rights organization GetEQUAL.