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The Trump Administration is citing HIV status as a reason to separate families at the border, according to Brian Hastings, chief of Customs & Border Patrol. Hastings made the remarks during a House Judiciary hearing on Thursday, July 25. During the hearing, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) asked Hastings point-blank if HIV status qualified as a reason to separate parents from children. “It is because it’s a communicable disease under the guidance,” Hastings said. When Raskin pressed Hastings about HIV not being...

Border Patrol agents laughed at a male immigrant being held at a processing center in Texas who was forced to walk around with a sign that said, “I like men.” According to emails sent by an agent who witnessed the incident, a Honduran man was paraded around the El Paso Processing Center in front of other migrants while holding a sign that said, “Me gustan los hombres,” which means “I like men” in Spanish. In an attempt to humiliate a Honduran...

Photo by Ronny Sison on Unsplash Adding homophobia to racism, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents made a migrant hold an “I Like Men” sign as an anti-gay punishment. Agents at El Paso Processing Center in Texas tried to humiliate a Honduran migrant by making him hold a piece of paper saying “Me gustan los hombre” or “I like men.” According to CNN, the man was forced to hold the paper while walking a group of newly arrived migrants throughout the...

When we last heard from Ken Cuccinelli, he was heading to an ignominious defeat in the Virginia governor’s race. That was almost six years ago. But no extremist is unemployed for long when the Trump administration is seeking appointees. So now it looks like Cuccinelli has another opportunity to inflict his right-wing, anti-LGBTQ views on policy. According to news reports, he is headed for a new spot as the head of the nation’s immigration system.  To describe Cuccinelli’s positions as...
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The former U.S. ban on same-sex marriage has made citizenship for the children of same-sex bi-national couples difficult—and it’s led two couples to sue the U.S. government. Immigration Equality, an LGBT immigrant legal advocacy group, and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP filed two lawsuits on Monday against the State Department on behalf of LGBT parents and their children. “The State Department is refusing to acknowledge the citizenship of children whose parents are same-sex married couples. This policy is not only illegal, it...
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Hong Kong courts just ruled in favor of same-sex couples. A British woman referred to as QT moved to Hong Kong back in 2011 when he was offered a job with a tech company. When QT moved, she also brought her partner SS who she’d been in a civil partnership. Problem is that Hong Kong’s laws don’t acknowledge same-sex marriages or even civil partnerships, so SS didn't recieve any spousal benefits that straight couples do. To combat this, QT filed a judicial...
Iranian Man

"If I get detained and sent back to Iran, at least I lived life to the fullest as a gay man in the U.S." It sounded like a dream vacation: A seven-day gay cruise with cute guys, onboard entertainment and stops in exotic ports of call. But it turned into a nightmare after President Trump’s executive order banned refugees, green-card recipients and visa holders from seven Muslim countries from entering the United States. Maysam Sodagari, a chemical engineer living in San...

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