Crossing Over was featured in the Huffington Post!
Check out the article: HERE
Tonight is the night! Hope to see you there!
In partnership with Plexus and Immigration Equality, Crossing Over Documentary is having a Valentine’s day party! Please join us at RABBITHOLE Studios in Dumbo, Brooklyn on Friday, February 15th at 8PM to dance, eat, drink and celebrate! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Immigration Equality, a non-profit organization that supports the LGBT immigrant population.
There will be art work on display from the making of the film and a love-themed Zine featuring the works of: Matt Porter, Katrina Sorrentino, Sasha Arutyunova, Caroline Washburn, Sophia La Fraga, Carrie Crowell, and Brittany Buongiorno.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
“The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people — sometimes in the most brutal ways possible — it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.” - Transgender Day of Remembrance founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith
Participate in the Transgender Day of Remembrance by attending or organizing a vigil on November 20 to honor all those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence. Check out the full list of events at www.transgenderdor.org. If your event is not listed, please submit it to email@example.com.
An important reminder from Immigration Equality:
The election is over, but what does it mean for LGBT immigrant families?
Please join us tomorrow – November 8th – for a special post-election conference call at Noon EST. We’ll discuss the Presidential and Congressional election results, tell you what it all means for our families and talk about how you cant be part of our work moving forward.
Immigration Equality Action Fund Election Analysis
Thursday, November 8th – Noon ET (9am PT)
(800) 977-8002 / Access Code 3761622#
Callers from abroad should dial (404) 920-6650 and use the same access code.
The coming weeks and months will be critical for our families. The White House will make important decisions about continued relief for binational couples. The new Congress is expected to tackle comprehensive immigration reform. And we’ll continue to press for passage of the Uniting American Families Act.
Join us tomorrow, and find out what the election results mean for your family, and our work together. Our call will include analysis and a Q & A, too.
The elections are over, but our work goes on.
For those of you who have the privilege to vote in this country, please remember to do so today!
Here are some articles concerning the candidates on their positions regarding trans and LGBT rights:
Joe Biden: Transgender Discrimination Is ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Time’
Trans United for Obama
Obama vs. Romney
Five Questions for Mitt Romney on LGBT Rights
Go Lana Wachowski!
With the Presidential election closely approaching, it’s important to know your rights as a voter. The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has released graphic in order to help trans voters fight back against intimidation tactics. They also have a hotline if you have any problems or questions:
The Election Protection Hotline: 1-866-OUR VOTE (1-866-687-8683)
Write it down, spread the word, and vote!
We recently launched our Mexican fundraising campaign. Check it out on Ideame
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