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In partnership with the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Immigration is proud to bring you the LGBTQ New Americans Project features audio and video oral histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer immigrants living in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. 

Through extended conversation, the project records the unique experiences of LGBTQ immigrants in their own words. Topics and themes include experiences in their country of origin, family life, career, love, sexuality, gender identity, race, the immigration experience, and much more.

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Oliver

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Sei

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Marvin

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Elle

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Alex

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Julia

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Sergey

The LGBTQ New Americans project is possible thanks to support and funding from New York City Council Member Brad Lander and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Cinematography by Rebecca Centeno; interviews conducted by Wilfredo Hernandez, Arts & Culture Group Leader at Brooklyn Community Pride Center and Jackie Yodashkin, Communications Director at Immigration Equality.