Don’t Ignore LGBTQ Immigrants’ Needs ›

Immigrants are often scapegoats for all kinds of societal ills: a lagging economy, dangerous reproduction, even environmental degradation. Thankfully, there is a strong and growing immigrants’ rights movement that counters these attacks and highlights the real problems: xenophobia, racism and an out-of-touch immigration policy. All too often, however, immigration is portrayed as heterosexual and male. Certainly, many immigrants are straight men, but to not include an analysis on how gender and sexual orientation affect immigration is short-sighted, dangerous and unfair to immigrant women, transgender and gender non-conforming immigrants and queer immigrants.

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