Dream Act Youths Embark on Walk Across USA —PICTURES

July 24, 2012, 3:30 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.

(RE­LATED STORY: Un­doc­u­mented Act­iv­ists Fol­low LGBT Tac­tics.)