What a week! On Tuesday, we launched the LGBTQ New Americans Project in partnership with the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, and yesterday we were honored for the Project by New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams at City Hall.
The LGBTQ New Americans Project shares the true personal stories of queer immigrants from around the world who are building a life in the U.S. We created the Project to respond to the blatant racism and xenophobia running rampant during this election cycle. The participants are teachers, community organizers, and advocates. Their stories remind us that our nation is at its best when it embraces the ingenuity, hard work, and passion of new Americans.
Their stories moved me. Will you take a few minutes to watch a couple of them?
These oral histories will be housed at universities and other cultural institutions around the world as part of their oral history archives. And today, you can get a sneak preview of the stories of our first seven participants. Watch now!
Aaron C. Morris