Tuesday, December 11, 2018

New Report Sheds Light on the Experiences of Latino/a Transgender People in the U.S.

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), the largest surveyor of transgender people in the nation released a new report last week adding to their 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey. The new report found disproportionately higher health disparities and patterns of discrimination against the Latino/a Transgender community.

Gay Latino Community Seeks to Strengthen One Year After Pulse Nightclub Shootings

In the year following the Orlando shootings at Pulse nightclub, the men and others affected by the shootings have sought to strengthen their wounded community by forming supports groups and community organizations, seeking out seats at the tables of power, and creating a foundation to champion gays and Latinos. Prior to the shootings, many gay […]

Seven Takeaways from Monday’s Immigration Reform Hearing

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee held on Monday the second hearing on the immigration reform bill introduced last week by the “Gang of Eight.” The hearing, which lasted more than seven hours, included testimonies from a long list of immigration reform advocates, critics, scholars and elected officials. At times, there were heated discussions over […]

DREAMers Weigh In On Obama’s Immigration Reform Plan

For some dreamers, President Barack Obama demonstrated a new form of leadership on Tuesday when he unveiled his own framework for an immigration reform. But for others, he fell short of expectations. Cristina Jimenez, managing director of the United We Dream Network, said she welcomes Obama’s immigration reform proposal, but criticized the president saying he could’ve been […]

Gay Rights and Immigration Advocacy Groups Challenge Defense of Marriage Act

A letter signed by more than 50 gay rights and immigration advocacy groups was sent to the White House on Monday asking President Obama to hold immigration cases involving Americans seeking legal residency visas for their same-sex partners until the Supreme Court issues a decision on gay marriage next year. These gay rights and immigrant […]

Two Latinos Nominated by President Obama to Philadelphia Federal Court

President Obama nominated two Latino judges from Philadelphia to fill in vacant seats for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro and Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, along with Judge Jeffrey L. Schmeh, were nominated by the President Tuesday morning and are waiting to hear a majority vote […]