What You Can Do To Help: One Binational Couple Speaks Out

The DOMA Project’s Stop The Deportations, Separations and Exile campaign needs your help!

If you are in a same sex bi-national relationship, are living in exile, separated, or are in deportation proceedings or living with the risk of deportation due to an expired or expiring visa, we need your story.

For many, we understand that this may seem a lot to ask due to the fear of being identified. However, you do not have to use your full names or provide pictures; your stories will be just as valid without these. Many couples have shared their stories here anonymously.

In order to achieve full equality for all bi-national couples we need a collective voice. The stories already shared on this site are real, powerful and have gained much support but we need to keep up the momentum. Education is needed to raise awareness with the public and the media to show the sheer volume of couples and families living in heartbreaking circumstances. Please consider sharing your story with us.

To couples who have already contributed, please stay in touch, send updates on your situation and, where applicable, any links to stories in the media in which you have been involved that increases awareness of this issue. For many of us, updates will show little to no change in our circumstances, but this in itself is a powerful statement that needs to be made.

Please remember we are not a large organization. We are a small team of volunteers headed by LGBT immigration lawyers who rely on your participation to create awareness and change. Without real stories, building support for our plight and bringing an end to the impact of DOMA on our lives will continue to be a difficult challenge. Together, united, we can bring about positive change.

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  • Michael

    I am in a long-term relationship with Kamon, of Thailand. We have been together for 7 years. He has been living here for four legally on a student visa pursuing a master’s degree. We have another year on the visa and then don’t know what to do. I would like to share our story but this article doesn’t state where to do that. Also, I am a professor and don’t have a lot of money but want to find legal help for our situation. Can you point me in the right direction? We are ready to sing out loud about our situation and have no fears, but we have limited funds and a lack of vital information on how to proceed. Can you help?

    January 1, 2012

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