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 …

SONG Victory over ICE Detainers in Fulton County, Georgia!

The criminalization of LGBTQ people comes in many forms. One form is the profiling, harassment, and arrests of undocumented immigrants. In places all around the South, if you go to the store for groceries and run a stop sign you can be profiled, stopped, and potentially deported, for minor violations. We know this impacts LGBTQ communities of color in a particular way, because we already have high rates of profiling and police harassment just for being LGBTQ and of color. …

Fighting for Queer Trans Relief in Administrative Action on Immigration

Dear SONG members and supporters: This work is hard. Even though we know our members and our people are the reason for the work and the solution to our problems, on a hard day the best of us can be discouraged. Not today. Today we get to tell you some good news. Most of you know that a few days ago we held a direct action with SONG family and our sister organization, Familia:  Trans Queer Liberation Movement, to demand …