Denise is a transgender woman from Trinidad who fled to the United States in 2004 after being brutally assaulted by homophobes and humiliated by the police. For years, she suffered from untreated post-traumatic stress disorder and has seen her health deteriorate, suffering four separate heart attacks. Denise first learned about Immigration Equality in 2011 when […]
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Lina is a 29-year-old lesbian from Russia. Lina was in the closet in Russia because she feared the hostile and homophobic environment and struggled with her sexuality. She had a relationship with a man to hide her sexual orientation. When she came to ImEq last year, she had been living in the U. S. for […]
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José is a 25-year-old gay man from El Salvador, who lives in California. He fled to the United States when he was 17 to escape attacks and sexual abuse by homophobic gang members. In 2013, José was detained by immigration officials in Oakland after returning from visiting his partner’s father in New Mexico. He was […]
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