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Trans-Gay Caravan: International Call of Action

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The sixteen people who make up the First Trans-Gay Migrant Caravan, 2017 send greetings of solidarity and respect to all the displaced, migrant, and refugee peoples of the world. We have fled from afar, escaping from the violence that abounds in our countries against LGBTI people. Fearing to return, we have walked from Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico asking for political asylum in the United States. We invite you to join our fight for migrant trans-gay dignity by gathering letters of support and calling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Washington, D.C this August 10, 2017 demanding we are released on parole. Join us at the Kino Initiative’s Comedor where we will meet to march to present the #rainbow16 to the US port of entry.

On our way to safety and dignity we have suffered tremendously. We do not want to re-live the violence we faced by being sent to an all male detention centers where we are at high risk of being sexually assaulted and abused. No detention for the #rainbow16

There is a need for as many bodies to come and support this action. We all need to be united as one in our quest for a just life, and when our LGBTQ+ Familia is under attack, we are all under attack. Please contact Ana Rodriguez: ana@borderlinks.org, Xavi Ramirez: xavi@borderlinks.org, Josue Saldivar: jsaldivar09@gmail.com to let us know if you can drive or if you need a ride. We are looking for more people to drive down there.

The press conference with the members of the caravan and all media focus will be in Nogales, Sonora. The action will take place on both sides of the border.

If you are able to travel into Mexico we are also looking for people that can support in that way as well.

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Las dieciseis personas que conformamos la primera Caravana Trans-Gay Migrante 2017, mandan saludos de solidaridad y respeto para todos los pueblos desplazados, migrantes y refugiados del mundo. Venimos huyendo desde muy lejos, escapando de la violencia que abunda en nuestros países contra personas LGBTI. Con temor de regresar, venimos huyendo desde Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala y México pidiendo asilo político a los Estados Unidos. Te invitamos a que te unas a nuestra lucha por la dignidad trans-gay migrante reuniendo cartas de apoyo y llamando a Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) en Washington, D.C este 10 de Agosto, 2017 para que nos dejen salir bajo palabra.

En nuestro camino hacia una la seguridad y la dignidad hemos sufrido demasiado. No queremos volver a revivir esta violencia posiblemente siendo mandadas a centros de detención para hombres donde corremos un riesgo alto de ser sexualmente violadas. Ayúdanos compartiendo nuestra lucha por redes sociales o acompañándonos a nuestro evento este 10 de Agosto en el comedor de la Iniciativa Kino #aircoiris16

Se necesita un gran numero de personas que vengan a apoyar esta accion. Necesitamos estar unidos en nuestra busqueda para una vida justa, y cuando nuestra familia LGBTQ+ esta bajo ataque, todos estamos bajo ataque. Favor de contactar a Ana Rodriguez: ana@borderlinks.org, Xavi Ramirez: xavi@borderlinks.org, Josue Saldivar: jsaldivar09@gmail.com, para dejarnos saber si pueden manejar a la frontera o si necesitan raite a la frontera. Tenemos aproximadamente 10 asientos abiertos para que las personas puedan acompañarnos a la frontera y estamos buscando a mas personas que puedan ayudar con eso

La rueda de prensa con lxs miembrxs de la caravana y el enfoce de medios estara en Nogales, Sonora. La manifestacion va a tomarse acabo en ambos lados de la frontera.

Si usted puede ir a Mexico, tambien estamos buscando ayuda de ese tipo.

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Date:
August 10
Time:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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