Several egregious examples of abuse of LGBT detainees, including sexual and physical assault, prolonged isolation, and withholding of medical care, have been documented in two reports this year.
The French press calls it a soap opera and the US public is similarly enthralled – former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel housekeeper accusing him of sexual assault have each been painted alternately as villain or victim.
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Asylum Director Christy Fujio's response to the Worcester MA Telegram & Gazette's article - letter to the editor published June 27.
Could deportation be a consequence for an unpaid hospital bill? It was for Quelino Ojeda Jimenez, a young day laborer who, up until this past February, had been receiving long-term care at the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago.
While LGBT immigrant groups celebrated the recent passage of the right for same-sex couples to marry in New York, their response was more subdued than other gay advocacy groups. Even though civil rights progress for one group often benefits the other, there are still major hurdles same-sex immigrant couples must overcome to fully participate in the victory.