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What We Do

Immigration Equality is the nation’s leading LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrant rights organization. Through direct legal services, policy advocacy, and impact litigation, we advocate for immigrants and families facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.

    Direct Legal Services

    In over 80 countries, it is a crime or fundamentally unsafe to be LGBTQ or HIV-positive. Worldwide, individuals face violence, prison time, or the death penalty due to their sexual orientation or…

    Policy Advocacy

    Immigration Equality works in coalitions to advance bills that serve our clients, and educate policymakers on the particular dangers that queer, trans, and HIV-positive individuals face. Our client-advocates frequently share their powerful personal stories before members of Congress to drive…

    Impact Litigation

    Through our impact litigation, we seek to change discriminatory policies affecting LGBTQ and HIV-positive people. We currently sued the U.S. State Department on behalf of four same-sex couples—including two bi-national couples—whose children were…

    Our History

    Twenty-five years ago, a group of talented LGBTQ attorneys gathered together and decided that it was time for change. From a small meeting room in the LGBT Community Center of New York City, the…
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