Tell Congress: Comprehensive immigration reform must be LGBT inclusive
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Tell Congress: Comprehensive immigration reform must be LGBT inclusive

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      Human Rights Campaign

Undocumented LGBT people live at the intersection of two of the great civil rights battles of our generation – fixing our broken immigration system and achieving equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community – and facing both of these makes them some of the most vulnerable individuals in the United States.

There are close to 1 million LGBT adult immigrants in the country, one-third of whom are undocumented, and 32,300 LGBT binational couples. Unfortunately, current laws fall short on protecting them.

Congress needs to know that comprehensive and inclusive immigration reform is a critical issue for the LGBT community and its allies. You can help build critical support for comprehensive and inclusive immigration reform by sending a message to your members of Congress now.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      Life on the planet is born of woman.

      • Today's women

      Born yesterday

      Dealing with tomorrow

      Not yet where we're going

      But not still where we were.

      • Women have been the truly active people in all cultures, without whom human society would long ago have perished, though our activity has most often been on the behalf of men and children.

      • I am a feminist because I feel endangered, psychically and physically, by this society and because I believe that the women's movement is saying that we have come to an edge of history when men - insofar as they are embodiments of the patriarchal idea - have become dangerous to children and other living things, themselves included.

      • The most notable fact our culture imprints on women is the sense of our limits. The most important thing one woman can do for another is to illuminate and expand her sense of actual possibilities.

      • But to be a female human being trying to fulfill traditional female functions in a traditional way is in direct conflict with the subversive function of the imagination.

      • Until we know the assumptions in which we are drenched, we cannot know ourselves.

      • When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.

      • Lying is done with words and also with silence.

      • False history gets made all day, any day,

      the truth of the new is never on the news

      • If you are trying to transform a brutalized society into one where people can live in dignity and hope, you begin with the empowering of the most powerless. You build from the ground up.

      • There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.

      (Adrienne Rich)

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    • ZILKA DAMIEN AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE
      • about 1 year ago

      YES I SIGN !!!

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    • Jason Bartlett RIVERSIDE, RI
      • about 1 year ago

      Transgender people are banned from joining the military. Like the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/transmilitary We need as many people as possible to support this cause in order to show the government this is an important cause. "Don't ask don't tell" isn't over yet. The military still discriminates against transgender people. Don't ask don't tell only affected sexual orientation. Gender Dysphoria is now the classification in the DSW medical book so the military has no reason to discriminate based on the fact that a mental health diagnosis can prevent transgender people from serving in the military. Unfortunately, at this time they can prevent transgender people from serving in the United Stated military. Here are some articles about it: The New DADT: The Military's Ban on Transgender Service: http://outservemag.com/2012/01/the-new-dadt-the-militarys-ban-on-transgender-service/ and http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2012/10/for-transgendered-soldiers-dont-ask-dont-tell-carries-on/264225/

      My dad always dreamed of me joining the Coast Guard. As a kid, like passing by, he'd be like "[Jason], that’s the Coast Guard. They pay for school and its fun." So, it stuck. Passing by the Coast Guard with my dad was just as important as going to a nature walk with him, because he was concerned about my future, and those times I’ll never forget. Please sign the petition to help his dream and mine for other transgender people come true.

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    • Kitty Autumn CATOPIA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago
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    • Larry Ferguson BENNINGTON, VT
      • about 1 year ago

      All Americans should have the same rights

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