GLAAD is a core supporter of the Drop the I-Word campaign, which delivered a petition with more than 70,000 signatures to The New York Times calling on the newspaper to stop describing people as "illegal.”
A plan for comprehensive immigration reform legislation was introduced by senators today, and it does not include same-sex couples. GLAAD urges a final bill that protects all immigrants, including LGBT people.
Today April 10 is National Immigration Day of Action, a day where organizations and advocates across the country march to pressure Congress to pass fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform, and over 25 LGBT organizations are standing in solidarity.
To continue the momentum that many LGBT documented immigrant activists created, today the Center for American Progress launched out4citizenship.org to increase support among the LGBT community and its allies for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
The national center for transgender equality will be hand delivering a petition to capitol hill with hopes on bringing more attention to the mistreatment of ntersex, transgender, and non-gender conforming immigrant detainees.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is set to issue a series of directives that will take some steps to help ensure the safety and treatment of LGBT detainees in the immigration system, but the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is calling on her to do more.
We are excited to announce that from January 24 through 26, we will be presenting a New Media Training Institute (NMTI) and other workshops at Creating Change, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's annual LGBT organizing conference that will be taking place in Atlanta, GA this year.