Home / Archive by category "Transgender" ( / Page 2)

Category Archives: Transgender

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Honoring Asylum Seekers in Detention

Today, Immigration Equality salutes all our transgender brothers and sisters both in and out of detention, as well as all those who have lost their lives violently to gender identity-based persecution. We remember. Read more

Posted in Asylum, Detention, HIV/AIDS, Transgender | 1 Comment

Detention for Transgender Immigrants: “A Bleak Choice”

In immigration detention, my transgender client Raimunda (not her real name) faced a bleak choice. Read more

Posted in Asylum, Detention, Transgender | 3 Comments

Documentary Outlines Deplorable Treatment of Transgender ICE Detainees

The Documentary, Transgression, paints a distressing picture of the deplorable treatment of transgender persons in ICE detention and the complexities of a system that often places asylum seekers in punitive facilities. Read more

Posted in Asylum, Detention, Transgender | 3 Comments

Announcing the 2012 Safe Haven Awards Honorees

The 2012 Safe Haven Awards celebrate our shared work to bring LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants and their families together, giving them the freedom to pursue their hopes and dreams in the face of stigma and inequality. Read more

Posted in Asylum, Couples and Families, Detention, Immigration Basics, Transgender | 2 Comments

The Plight of LGBT Immigrant Detainees

Erwin de Leon interviews Clement Lee, a legal fellow with Immigration Equality, about LGBT and HIV-positive detainees. “As U.S. immigration law does not guarantee immigrants free legal representation in removal proceedings, these individuals are commonly unable to present their claims meaningfully in immigration court,” Lee says. Read more

Posted in Asylum, Couples and Families, Detention, Immigration Basics, Transgender | 2 Comments