Sending Office: Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy III
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Briefing on Transgender Migration

Thursday, May 23rd
8:30-9:30 am
Light breakfast will be served

Dear Colleague,

Please join the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, the Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, and Transgender Law Center on May 23rd for a briefing on the experiences of LGBTQ migrants. The briefing will offer a nuanced
discussion, starting from the conditions LGBTQ migrants face in their home countries to what life in the United States is like after surviving detention, and will center on the unique challenges transgender and Black LGBTQ migrants navigate.

Issue area experts and directly-impacted LGBTQ migrants will highlight the power dynamics that force LGBTQ migrants to leave their homes as well as the violence they face both as a result of punitive immigration enforcement policies and lack of visibility
within the immigrant rights movement.  Finally, speakers will offer recommendations for centering LGBTQ migrants in the narrative and solutions to the migrant crisis.


  • Ola Osaze, Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project, Transgender Law Center
  • Zach Mohamed, Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project
  • Guerline Jozef, Haitian Bridge Alliance
  • Michael Galvan, National Lawyers Guild
  • LGBTQ migrant sharing testimony on experiences in detention
  • Victoria Castro, El/La Para TransLatinas

The briefing will be held from 8:30am-9:30am in room HVC-201 in the Capitol Visitors Center. Light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP here.



Joseph P. Kennedy, III                       Pramila Jayapal                                   Karen Bass
            Member of Congress                         Member of Congress                         Member of Congress

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Civil Rights, Family Issues, Government, Homeland Security, Immigration, Judiciary

Related Event Information

Event Title: Briefing on Transgender Migration
Event Location: HVC-201 in the Capitol Visitors Center
Event Start: 5/23/2019 8:30:00 AM
Event End: 5/23/2019 9:30:00 AM

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