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Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re Y.G.

STATUS: Victory, Mexico

NCLR helped Y.G., a transgender woman from Mexico who suffered severe abuse from her family and gangs because of her gender identity. After a brutal gang attack, she fled to the U.S., but was soon caught and detained with male prisoners in Yuba County. Y.G. obtained amnesty in 2009.

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Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re V.R.

STATUS: Asylum Granted, Mexico

NCLR assisted V.R., a gay man from Mexico who was taunted and harassed because of his sexual orientation. Police in Mexico did not respond to his reports of harassment and violence, so he fled to the U.S. and filed for amnesty.

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Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re R.T.

STATUS: Asylum Granted, Peru

NCLR helped R.T., a gay man from Peru who suffered constant abuse because of his sexuality. After being stripped naked and physically abused by coworkers, R.T. fled to the U.S. and received asylum in 2009.

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Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re R.F.

STATUS: Asylum Granted, Honduras

NCLR helped R.F., a gay man from Honduras who suffered constant abuse because of his sexuality. One police office would frequently arrest him, take him to an isolated place, and rape him. Fearing for his life, R.F. fled to the U.S. and applied for asylum.

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Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re N.A.

STATUS: Asylum Granted, Saudi Arabia

NCLR helped N.A., a gay man from Saudi Arabia who lived in constant fear that his sexual orientation would be discovered. N.A. fled to the U.S. and was granted asylum in 2009.

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Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re M.Q.

STATUS: Asylum Granted, Mexico, USCIS Asylum Office

NCLR helped M.Q., a gay man from Mexico who endured numerous episodes of violence, assault, and harassment from family, neighbors, and gangs. After one violent encounter with a group of men, M.Q. fled to the U.S. and waited two years for a court to grant him asylum.

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Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re M.G.

STATUS: Victory, Mexico

NCLR helped M.G., a gay man from Mexico. After his mother died, M.G.’s father and brother regularly beat him, and he soon became homeless. After being attacked by a gang and extorted by police in the capital, M.G. fled for the U.S. and sought asylum.

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Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re Marta

STATUS: Asylum Granted, Mexico, Immigration Court

NCLR helped Marta, a transgender woman from Mexico who suffered unspeakable violence because of her gender identity.

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Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re Barbara

STATUS: Asylum Granted, El Salvador

NCLR helped a transgender woman secure asylum from El Salvador, where she had been kidnapped and physically and sexually assaulted, living in constant fear before fleeing to the U.S.

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Family & Relationships

Case: Frazier v. Goudschaal

STATUS: Victory, Kansas

The National Center for Lesbian Rights filed an amicus brief URGING Kansas courts to recognize Marci Frazier as a legal parent of her children after Frazier and her partner split up.

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