Dream Act Youths Embark on Walk Across USA --PICTURES
Updated: July 24, 2012 | 9:54 a.m.
July 24, 2012 | 7:30 a.m.
In recent years, a growing number of immigration activists, many of whom are also part of the LGBT community, have blended the “coming out” philosophy into the immigration movement and are talking openly about their status as undocumented immigrants to bring attention to their experiences. They've been inspired by the late Harvey Milk, one of the nation’s first openly gay elected officials. Milk famously called on the gay community to come out of the closet and live their lives openly.
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