Just like immigrant women face the double hurdles of sexism and racism, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender immigrants face the anti-immigrant fervor, homophobia, and transphobia that has become too commonplace in the U.S. Often this comes from within the families of immigrants who still carry internalized machista attitudes. Recognizing the special circumstances that the immigrant GLBT community face, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center (LGBT) in New York City is offering a new cycle of our English-as-a- Second Language class designed for LGBT Immigrants starts April 28, 2008.
The ESL workshop is free and
open to all individuals regardless of status. This workshop provides
a safe, gay-friendly environment to improve English skills, create
more employment opportunities, explore sexual identity, make new
friends, have fun and discover all the Center’s programs and
activities that support healthy living in New York.
Another great program offered is the GLBT Immigrant Support Group.
>An informal drop-in discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants that meets twice a month. Everyone is invited regardless of citizenship status. Immigrants explore the challenges of living in a new environment, build a support network and develop skills to live successfully in New York Participants will have the opportunity assist in developing a plan for the Center’s immigrant program.
For more information about either program call 212-620-7310 or visit the Center’s web site here.
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