Transgender Detainees In Immigration Detetion: A Report from Fusion

Check out SONG member Barbra Perez’s interview with Fusion about how transgender detainees are treated in immigration detention. You can check out the six-month investigative report Fusion did at http://interactive.fusion.net/trans/ where they found that 1 out of every 5 survivors of confirmed sexual abuse in ICE detention are transgender women. Executive action from the White House can’t come too soon.  

A Thank You To Leslie Feinberg

SONG is recognizing its inheritance from the life of Leslie Feinberg who died recently.  Who among us LGBTQ people has not felt more freedom and a larger world from reading Stone Butch Blues?  In the journey of SONG, s/he was often a North Star, offering the uncompromising way to radical, revolutionary politics with a critical economic, racial, and gender analysis combined with both personal and collective action.  Feinberg”s work–on the ground and in hir writing–consistently connected lives and issues in …

Black Lives Matter Everywhere

This week, we saw SONG family showing up across the South to show, not just tell, that Black lives matter. Today we say thank you to everyone for making Wednesday’s work in Atlanta, in particular, possible!  Several members of SONG’s leadership and membership, the #itsbiggerthanyou crew, and individuals belonging to different organizations led a civil disobedience that challenged our bravery and showed us what is possible when ordinary people answer the call to fight for our collective safety, dignity, and …

LGBTQ Organizations Denounce White House’s Broken Promises on Immigration

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/11105 September 15th 2014 After vowing in June that he would take executive action “before the end of the summer” to stop the senseless and inhumane rate of deportations under his administration, President Obama broke his promise this Saturday and delayed any slowing of the deportation machine until after the midterm elections in November.  Joining innumerable immigrant and civil rights organizations, LGBTQ organizations denounce this cynical, political calculation, which at the current rate of 1,100 deportations per day will lead …

PRESIDENT OBAMA DELAYS PREVIOUSLY PROMISED RELIEF FOR IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES

The daily targeting of undocumented immigrants has not gone without resistance from our communities locally, regionally, and nationally. We have worked on individual deportation cases, shutdown Immigration and Custom Enforcements (ICE) detention centers, taken direct action on Congressional offices, and marched on Washington to stop the brutality of state control over our lives and the lives of our families. We’ve show President Obama and other elected officials that we will not stand for inaction on their parts. President Obama and …