• Janet Murguía: Latino/LGBT Collaboration

    Janet Murguía is President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Using the 2009 Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), Janet highlights what can happen when disenfranchised people work together and why it's important for the Latino and LGBT communities to continue collaborating.

    Posted 7.29.11
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  • Tony Tapia: Numbers Behind the Immigration & LGBT Movement

    Tony Tapia is the Board Co-Chair for Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees. Tony discusses the history of immigration reform, what immigrant demographics look like today, and the importance of immigrant-rights funding.

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  • Sarah Jones: Sarah Jones as Mrs. Ling

    Sarah Jones is a hilariously poignant Tony Award winning playwright and performer. This year she brought six guests to share their insights on what it means to be LGBT in today’s world. One guest is Mrs. Ling, a Chinese American who discusses her children’s embrace of American culture. “Don’t worry about me, mom, I don’t like guys - I’m in love with a Chinese girl,” recalls Mrs. Ling, “Those are the words I always wanted to hear — from my son!”

    Posted 5.12.11
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  • Andrew Park: Two Sides of the Same Wedge

    Andrew Park is Program Director for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender International Human Rights at Wellspring Advisors. Andrew reminds us that LGBT people and immigrants are often targeted as two sides of the wedge used to divide the country. And he reminds us that in our common struggle, we also share opportunity to make progress and improve our lives.

    Posted 7.29.11
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  • Rea Carey: We Just Want to be Visible

    Rea Carey is Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Rea shares stories of LGBT immigrants who face unique challenges with a broken immigration system and the federal government's failure to recognize lesbian and gay relationships.

    Posted 7.29.11
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