Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force/LA
c/o L.A Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center/Legal Services Department
1625 North Schrader Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028-9998
(new vox) 213-526-2915 (fax) 213-993-7699 (email) LGIRTF@abacus.oxy.edu
December 1995 Newsletter
Love Knows No Borders VIDEO TO BE SCREENED SUNDAY DEC 10 AT 3PM
The New York chapter of the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force has
developed a 30-minute video which highlights the plight of binational couples
due to this country's unfeeling immigration policies.
Immigration Equality will be screening this short film at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center on Sunday December 10 at 3pm.
LGIRTF NATIONAL COORDINATOR COMING TO LOS ANGELES THIS MONTH
Lavi Soloway, National Coordinator of the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force, Inc., will be in Los Angeles for the Sunday December 12
screening of ``Love Knows No Borders''. He will speak to the gathering after the
screening and update us on the developments with the national organization.
DECEMBER MEETING on TUESDAY the 12th
Monthly meetings of Immigration Equality are on the second tuesday of the
month. The December meeting will be on Tuesday December 12 at 7pm at the
L.A. Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center at 1625 North Schrader
Boulevard in Hollywood, two blocks west of Cahuenga Boulevard and
one-half block south of Holywood Boulevard. Parking is free in the back lot.
SIGN THE PETITION!
Immigration Equality has prepared a petition which we urge all members to
sign and to ask their friends and supporters to sign. Here is the text:
We urge the USA to change its immigration policy to stop discriminating against
its gay an lesbian citizens and people affected by HIV.
You can get copies of the petition at the ``Love Knows No Borders'' screening
or the Dec 12 meeting. We hope to have an HTML version on-line soon.
- Adopt new humane immigration policies to allow people in gay and lesbian
relationships to remain together with each other and the children they raise,
comparable to policies already in place in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway,
N ew Zealand, the Netherland and Sweden.
- Join the rest of the Western world and stop border discrimination on
the basis of HIV status. The United States is one of the few industrialized
nations which still discriminates against people with HIV. Others include
Iran, Iraq and China.
IMMIGRATION INTERNET ORGANIZING CONTINUES
Immigration Equality continues to use the Internet to further its
Immigration Equality has its own page at
In addition, a mailing list devoted to discussion of issues of immigration and
sexual orientation exists, called QI (Queer Immigration). To subscribe to the list, email
firstname.lastname@example.org with the one-line subscribe qi.