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Thousands of Young LGBT Immigrants in Texas DACA Program Face Deportation

Thousands of Young LGBT Immigrants in Texas DACA Program Face Deportation

There are approximately 6,000 LGBT immigrants among the 134,000 individuals in Texas who enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, according to a study by the Williams Institute. All of these people now face deportation after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday that the DACA program is being terminated. The

Study Examines Impact of Discrimination on LGBT Texans

A recently released study by the Williams Institute finds that Texas laws and social climate contribute to an environment where LGBT adults experience stigma and discrimination in employment and other aspects of their life. Affected too are LGBT youth who are bullied in schools and rejected by their families. The study, The Impact of Stigma

Esperanza Center Hosts Screening of ‘Transvisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story’

On Saturday, July 9, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will present a screening of Transvisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story, a documentary film by Dante Alencastre. The film focuses on transactivist Bamby Salcedo, her struggles with homophobia and transphobia, and her rise to become president and founder of the Trans-latin@ Coalition in East Los Angeles. Salcedo’s

Study: 4% of SA population is LGBT

A new Gallup study released on March 20 shows that the LGBT population of greater San Antonio is 4 percent. That number falls somewhere in the middle with San Francisco coming in the highest at 6.2 percent and Birmingham, Alabama the lowest at 2.6 percent. Census Bureau data for 2010 shows that the San Antonio-New