July 19, 2012
Gerardo Torres is a self-employed handyman and community health promoter who has lived in Phoenix, AZ for the last 18 years, after staying after the time limit of a tourist visa. He is a member of the Puente Human Rights Movement and 3rdSpace, a group of queer brown migrants working to make their community visible. “I want people to know that the queer undocumented community is also affected by these laws. I want people in my communities to let go of their fear and to learn how to defend their human rights. It is a time for a change in the immigration laws: the status quo is not an option anymore. We have to move because we are in crisis, what is happening is not working anymore.