Forced Apart: Alison and Michele Fight Back Against DOMA, Urge Inclusive Reform and Humanitarian Parole

Forced Apart: Alison and Michele Fight Back Against DOMA, Urge Inclusive Reform and Humanitarian Parole

March 20th, 2013

I met Michele in August 2010 after moving to the Rocinha favela, one of the slums in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I sold my car after graduating from Colorado University in Boulder with a degree in International Relations, packed two[...]

Laurie and Caroline, Married Lesbian Mothers of Three Sons, Fight DOMA For Their Family's Future

Laurie and Caroline, Married Lesbian Mothers of Three Sons, Fight DOMA For Their Family's Future

March 18th, 2013

Laurie and I first met in August 2005, we both joined an online lesbian dating agency called The Pink Sofa.  When you are interested in someone you send them a smile, Laurie sent me a smile and I immediately smiled[...]

Misstep? State Department Posts First-Ever LGBT Travel Info, With Advice For Gay & Lesbian Americans Forced into Exile Because of DOMA

Misstep? State Department Posts First-Ever LGBT Travel Info, With Advice For Gay & Lesbian Americans Forced into Exile Because of DOMA

March 18th, 2013

In an unprecedented move last month, the U.S. State Department (DOS) addressed the specific needs of LGBT Americans traveling abroad by posting a page entitled, “LGBT Travel Information” on its website. In addition to alerting LGBT tourists to inhospitable and[...]

Recently Engaged, Indira and Kim Fight to be Together with Their Two Children in the U.S.

Recently Engaged, Indira and Kim Fight to be Together with Their Two Children in the U.S.

March 17th, 2013

Like many couples in the twenty-first century, Indira and I met through an online dating site. It was an almost accidental meeting as she had joined a local southern California site not knowing that her profile would appear on a[...]

DOMA Exiles Dave and Eric Urge President Obama:

DOMA Exiles Dave and Eric Urge President Obama: "Bring Us Home"

March 16th, 2013

I will start our story back in the last week of October, 2008. I was in the U.K. visiting my boyfriend Eric.  It was  another of my many trips back and forth between San Francisco and London over the previous[...]

FAIL: DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Blames DOMA for Refusal to Hold Green Card Petitions in Abeyance

FAIL: DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Blames DOMA for Refusal to Hold Green Card Petitions in Abeyance

March 10th, 2013

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano responds to a question put to her by journalist, Chris Johnson, of Washington Blade about putting "green card" petitions filed by married same-sex couples in abeyance until the Supreme Court rules on DOMA[...]

BRING THEM HOME: Binational Gay Family Exiled to UK Urges President Obama to Grant Humanitarian Parole

BRING THEM HOME: Binational Gay Family Exiled to UK Urges President Obama to Grant Humanitarian Parole

March 7th, 2013

My name is Sarah. I'm 33 years old and a former resident of Tiverton, Rhode Island. I grew up in Rhode Island and attended Tiverton public schools from kindergarten until my graduation from Tiverton High in 1997. I went to[...]

Emily & Amanda Fight for Their Future, Inclusive Immigration Reform, Abeyance for Green Card Cases

Emily & Amanda Fight for Their Future, Inclusive Immigration Reform, Abeyance for Green Card Cases

March 6th, 2013

Amanda and I met in college. I was an incoming freshman and she was a senior. Almost instantly, she wanted to be my friend and invited me to parties, she invited me to church or even to her house to[...]

After a Valentine's Day Wedding, Ray and Benjamin Are Ready to Fight DOMA, File Green Card Petition

After a Valentine's Day Wedding, Ray and Benjamin Are Ready to Fight DOMA, File Green Card Petition

March 4th, 2013

Our story begins in May 2011, when I was passing the time in a generic internet chat room. At first, all I could see was that Ben was 23 years old and from the UK.  By chance, somebody mentioned something[...]

Seventeen Years After They First Met, These Two Gay Dads Are Fighting DOMA To Keep Their Family Together

Seventeen Years After They First Met, These Two Gay Dads Are Fighting DOMA To Keep Their Family Together

February 22nd, 2013

Calvin and I met in Beijing in 1996. I was a young Dutch student, studying at Beijing University to obtain my master’s degree in International Environmental Law and Intellectual Property Law, while he was there on the UCLA Education Abroad[...]

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