Tuesday, March 29, 2016

White House Bisexual Immigration Meeting

On March 15th, 2016 BiNet USA attended a historic meeting at the White House organized by Apphia K and Ari S. 

The meeting focused on the experiences of bisexual asylum seekers and bi immigration. 

Read the recommendations provided for the White House by Apphia K and Ari S. here.

Read more about 45 years of bi immigration at academia.edu via the excellent SAGE journal article by Ray Sin. 

Check out the Bisexual Resource Center "HOW TO BE AN ALLY TO A BISEXUAL PERSON" brochure that was provided to meeting participants.

Here are the photos!

Ari S. and Apphia K. prepared long into the night to prep their recommendations for White House staff. 
Photo Courtesy of Robyn Ochs

Robyn Ochs and Apphia K. as Apphia shares her personal experience with administration officials.
Photo courtesy of Faith Cheltenham/BiNet USA


Ari directly after finished sharing her story.
Photo courtesy of Faith Cheltenham/BiNet USA



Attendees after meeting: Stacey Long Simmons, The National LGBTQ Task Force, Isa Noylan, Transgender Law Center, Jorge Gutierrez, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, Faith Cheltenham, BiNet USA, Eliel Cruz, Faith in America Executive Director, Ari S., Robyn Ochs, Apphia K., Aaron Morris, Immigration Equality and Sharita Gruberg, Center for American Progress.
Photo courtesy of Faith Cheltenham/BiNet USA


Attendees after meeting: Stacey Long Simmons, The National LGBTQ Task Force, Isa Noylan, Transgender Law Center, Jorge Gutierrez, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, Faith Cheltenham, BiNet USA, Eliel Cruz, Faith in America Executive Director, Ari S., Robyn Ochs, Apphia K., Aaron Morris, Immigration Equality and Sharita Gruberg, Center for American Progress.
Photo courtesy of Faith Cheltenham/BiNet USA

Aaron Morris from Immigration Equality with Apphia K. 
Photo Courtesy of Robyn Ochs




Ari and Apphia after the meeting
Photo courtesy of Faith Cheltenham/BiNet USA