IYJL At Three

October 2012 marks three years since a group of undocumented youth gathered at the Hull House for a meeting titled “Shout it Out.” What was to be a discussion inviting different undocumented youth to organize did not make it past introductions. That day, we shared tears, laughter, and togetherness over a conversation touching on our […]

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Viviana: I want my Queer and Undocumented to be friends

Today after 10 years i finally remembered the first time i was attracted to a girl. She was a boyish Russian gymnast compeating in the 2000 sydney Olympics. I would stay up to 2 am to watch her do her twirls. I remember feeling so confused about her, and I suppressed that feeling for 10 years of my […]

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Ireri: I’m queer. I’m undocumented. And I’m out.

In celebration of the fight for liberation of LGBTQ people commemorated in the  month of June, we will be sharing stories that show the intersections between the LGBTQ community and undocumented immigrants. This first one is from Ireri Unzueta Carrasco, IYJL organizer, speaking at “Coming Out: Queer and Undocumented.” The event took place on June 07th, […]

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