As we try to absorb and work though our grief from the mass shooting in Orlando, one community that is so central to this story has, at times, gone unacknowledged: LGBT Latinas/os, and LGBT Puerto Ricans, in particular.
For years, Lambda Legal has been working on behalf of LGBT people and people living with HIV in Puerto Rico—from leading the fight on marriage equality to promoting judicial diversity and denouncing LGBT-biased crimes.
This morning, members of Congress met to talk about immigration. Unfortunately, they did not meet to discuss a much needed, humane immigration reform bill. Instead, they attacked President Obama’s recent lawful actions on immigration for going too far. But the problem with the President’s plan is not that it went too far — it’s that it didn’t go far enough, especially with respect to including LGBT communities.
El presidente Obama anunció anoche cambios para mejorar nuestro sistema anticuado de inmigración. Aquí repaso lo bueno, lo malo y lo feo de lo que estos cambios, significan para ti y para el país.
President Obama took some actions last night to improve our outdated immigration system. Here’s what these changes mean for you and for our country.
Let’s start with the ugly, and get it out of the way.