by Carrie Maxwell | June 09, 2015
Immigration Equality hosted a fundraiser, “Still Fighting: New, Safe Beginnings for LGBTQ Immigrants” June 4 at the Center on Halsted. Immigration Equality has been, according to its website, “proud to support and represent LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment and freedom since 1994. As the only LGBT organization with a staff of immigration attorneys, Immigration Equality impacts both the individuals we serve and the immigration system as a whole.”
About 40 people attended the event, which was co-hosted by Paul Coyle, Morris Floyd, Brent Holman-Gomez and Mike Jarecki.
The evening featured an introduction by Coyle; a video presentation featuring one of Immigration Equality’s clients, Denise Chambers ( a transgender woman from Trinidad ) and remarks by the executive director of Immigration Equality, Caroline Dessert.
Coyle noted that Immigration Equality provides life saving services for people in need.
“It’s amazing to be a part of an organization that really changes people’s lives,” said Coyle.