Felipe Sousa-Rodríguez

Miami
Florida

Felipe Sousa-Rodríguez is undocumented and gay, a leader in the immigrant rights movement, and currently the Field Director for Get Equal, an LGBT civil rights organization. Felipe was born in the slums of Brazil to a single mother and came to the U.S. at the age of 14. In 2012, he married his partner of 4 years, Juan Rodríguez, in a beautiful ceremony in Miami, FL followed by their legal marriage in Boston, MA. However, because of DOMA, Juan, a permanent resident since 2008, will not be able to sponsor Felipe in a family petition. (Available in English, Spanish or Portuguese)