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Irish Stand Up to Trump    

Irish Stand Up to Trump    

BY ANDY HUMM | While America was reeling from the election results, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin took the floor of the Irish Senate on November 11 and said with passion, “America has just elected a fascist, and the best thing that the good people in Ireland can do is to ring him up and ask him, […]

Transgender Latinas Assert Visibility in Jackson Heights

Transgender Latinas Assert Visibility in Jackson Heights

BY ANDY HUMM | “Trans Power!” “Keep Your Hands Off My Sisters!” “Don’t Fuck with Us!” Those chants rang out one day after the atrocity in Orlando as scores of transgender Latinas and their allies brought their mourning and defiance to the sidewalks of Jackson Heights, Queens. On the evening of June 13, they marched 40 […]

A Crime Targeting the Latinx LGBTQI Community

BY ALEXIS PAMPILLON | Today more than ever, we have a responsibility to talk deeply about the reasons at the root of why situations like #PulseOrlando happened. All day that Sunday, I was at a conference where the majority of people in attendance were Latinxs, and I didn’t totally understand what was happening. I didn’t know […]

Standing Side-By-Side for Comprehensive Reform

BY KARINA CLAUDIO BETANCOURT AND NATHAN SCHAEFER | Johanna Vasquez was stopped by the police two years ago while waiting for a cab in Queens. Transgender and undocumented, Johanna was taken to an all-male detention center for a year where she was harassed and physically assaulted. With the help of legal services, Johanna successfully fought the […]

Don’t Put LGBTQ Immigrants Back in the Closet

Don’t Put LGBTQ Immigrants Back in the Closet

BY DANIEL DROMM AND ANA MARÍA ARCHILA | In recent weeks, two issues have dominated the news: same-sex marriage and immigration reform. Too often, the media and politicians present these topics as separate human rights struggles. In truth, they are intimately linked to one another, and the fight for comprehensive immigration reform offers a critical opportunity for […]

Immigration Reformers Keep Up Pressure on Senate

Immigration Reformers Keep Up Pressure on Senate

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As the Senate’s so-called Gang of Eight struggles to put together a legislative package for comprehensive immigration reform, the most important message LGBT advocates and members of Congress hoped to convey in a March 18 press conference came right at the top. “To Senator Schumer and the other senators who are writing […]

Gay Crown Heights Party Promoter Charges Police Brutality

Gay Crown Heights Party Promoter Charges Police Brutality

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Roughly 50 people marched on Brooklyn’s 77th Precinct to protest the arrest of Jabbar Campbell, a party promoter who says police assaulted him during an event at his Crown Heights home. The group characterized the January 13 police action against Campbell as an anti-gay attack. “We have to fight back against […]