Immigration Equality: Lesbian/Gay Immigration Rights Task Force (Los Angeles, USA)


Who we are and what we do

We are the Los Angeles chapter of the national LGIRTF organization. We are also known by the shorter title of 'Immigration Equality'.
We have a mission statement you may want to read.


Currently, we are in urgent need of help in fundraising. See the contact information below if you would like to help.

Love Knows No Borders campaign

On February 14, 2000, Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced H.R. 3650,which would provide to same-sex couples all the immigration benefits that accrue to legal spouses under current laws. U.S. citizens can sponsor their foreign national husbands or wives to immigrate on the basis of the spousal relationship. U.S. citizens in committed relationships with foreigners of the same sex, however, can not sponsor their partners, no matter how long the couple has been together nor how committed their relationship.

This bill is OUR chance to correct one of the many injustices done to gay U.S. citizens. This bill needs each and everybody's support! On our award-winning website ( you'll find updated information. Please contact us to find out how you can help get equal rights for same-sex binational couples!

Free Immigration Clinic

Through partnership with the LA Gay and Lesbian Center (1625 N. Schrader BIvd.), the Immigration Equality can help answer questions you may have about immigration law.

Call Jeff Kim at (323) 993-7670 to schedule an appointment with a volunteer immigration attorney.

LGIRTF-LA mailing list

We have a mailing list of hundreds of people in the Southern California area interested in queer immigration issues. To join, email and in the body of the message enter the command SUBSCRIBE LGIRTF-LA.

LA Chapter Meetings

The meeting time and location is announced via email to members of the The meetings are currently held on the second Wednesday of the month at The Coffee Table, a gay-friendly cafe in Silverlake, at 2930 Rowena Blvd. At these meetings, new members can meet and share their experiences with others who are similarly impacted by homophobic and HIV/AIDS- phobic U.S. immigration laws. Together, we can increase the community's awareness of these unfair policies and work to reform the laws. Come and see what a difference you can make. Confidentiality is assured.

Contact Information

Immigration Equality: Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force/LA

P.O. Box 2329
Hollywood, CA 90078-2329

Voice Mailbox: (323-526-2915) Telephone: 323-526-2915
Fax: 323-993-7653
Email to


We produce a newsletter every month. To access many of the previous issues, access the newsletter archive

These are the latest newsletters available.


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