Felipe, a gay man from Brazil, came to the U.S. to live with his older sister because his mom was sick and could no longer take care of him. Unable to move here legally, Felipe’s mom has missed countless Christmases, birthdays and even Felipe’s wedding. While Felipe is awaiting his green card, his sister is still undocumented. Felipe fears that he will soon be forced to live without her, just like he lives without his mother.
In 2013, it became crystal clear just how critical our courts are in the fight to secure legal equality for LGBT people and those with HIV. Unfortunately, when courts rule on important civil rights issues, they often come under attack from individuals and groups — going beyond criticizing outcomes and legal arguments — seeking to intimidate judges and undermine the function of the court system.
Lambda Legal and other national LGBT organizations applaud the strength and courage of the men and women who have been fasting for more than 20 days in Washington, D.C., to highlight the need for comprehensive immigration reform.
A resolution introduced in Congress today supports efforts to stop mental health providers from using dangerous efforts to change sexual orientation or gender identity — sometimes referred to as "ex-gay therapy," "conversion therapy" or "reparative therapy" — with minors.