Amos Lim

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    On June 29, 2006 I boarded a flight to New York’s LaGuardia Airport that would completely change my life. It was not my first trip to New York, but it was my first solotrip. I thought that I may be a little crazy for arranging this trip, but I’m a scientist and a bit of a planner. [...]
  • Amos Lim wrote a new diary post: Doctors with Borders – Amanda & Pallavi

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    ThumbnailPallavi and I met in 1999 when we were students at Whittier College in Whittier, CA. Pallavi was on a student visa. She was a nerdy international student and I was a jock-ish college athlete. We may never have met at a larger school so perhaps our union was destined (cue Pallavi rolling her eyes at [...]

  • Amos Lim wrote a new diary post: Holding Hands and Praying for Change

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    ThumbnailRichard and I met in February 2002 in Calgary Canada. I am Canadian and Richard is American. Initially, Richard was going to move to Canada to be with me, Canada has same-sex marriage and gay couples have all the same rights as straight couples. But Richard wanted to keep his job in the U.S., so he was [...]

  • Amos Lim wrote a new diary post: The Happy Ending Has Yet to Be Written

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    ThumbnailHelen and I met through a fan-based message board for a British television show. At the time I was living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Helen was in Perth, Western Australia, neither of us knowing that the other existed. Through the message board, Helen and I started e-mailing. At first our e-mail conversations were very polite with [...]

  • Amos Lim wrote a new diary post: An Experiment in International Living

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    Thumbnailcrossposted at Out4Immigration’s Blog July 1987, an “Experiment in International Living,” that’s what they called the homestay trip that I took as a 16-year-old girl from the United States. I stayed with my Irish host family who immediately paired me with their 16-year-old niece, Karen. We became fast friends and found it impossible to say goodbye after [...]

  • Thumbnailcrossposted from Out4Immigration’s Blog American Rita Boyadjian and her German life partner, Mara, met in Cologne, Germany at a European Gay Pride celebration in 2002 while Rita was touring Europe on vacation. They fell madly in love and began a long-distance relationship. After 18-months of flying back and forth every 3 to 4 weeks while visiting [...]

  • ThumbnailAna and I “met” in 2008 while we were both participating in an online book club. Although Ana is a Portuguese national, she currently resides in the United Kingdom. We quickly became friends in the book club and in November of that year, I was fortunate enough to have a business meeting scheduled in London. It [...]

  • Bill with Bipartisan Support Would Give Gay and Lesbian Americans with Foreign Spouses Equal Immigration Rights Media Contact: Amos Lim, Out4Immigration, 415-742-1626, amos@out4immigration.org SAN FRANCISCO – FEBRUARY 5, 2013 – The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), legislation that would provide gay and lesbian Americans with foreign partners equal immigration rights, was introduced today in the 113th [...]

  • Amos Lim wrote a new diary post: Out4Immigration Prepares for SCOTUS Review of DOMA Cases

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    Out4Immigration Prepares for SCOTUS Review of DOMA Cases Urges Action from Same-Sex Binationals in Lead Up to Court Decision

    Media Contacts:
    Amos Lim, Out4Immigration, 415-742-1626,  amos@out4immigration.org
    SAN FRANCISCO – DECEMBER 12, 2012 – Out4Immigration welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to hear two cases challenging the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). [...]
  • ThumbnailBinational Same-Sex Couples to Congress: “Enact LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform!” In 2005, Karin and I met via an online dating site. I hadn’t had much luck with online dating before, but a friend convinced me to try one more time. I gave it my best shot — a long, thoughtful profile and several photos. One day, I [...]

  • Amos Lim wrote a new diary post: Daughter of U.S. Army Veteran Calls on Congress for Help

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    Binational Same-Sex Couples to Congress: “Enact LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform!”

    The United States recently celebrated Thanksgiving and, while I am giving thanks for many things, one of my greatest sorrows during this holiday season is that my loving partner, Julie, was not with me to celebrate this greatest of American family holidays. Julie is my family – my [...]

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    After Giving Two Years of His Life to the Peace Corps, Former Volunteer Wants to Spend Rest of His Life with Ecuadorian Partner

    Ever since I was a kid, the holidays were a blur of good food, family, and friends. Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas were always reminders to be thankful for what we had and share with those [...]

  • ThumbnailTexas Man Separated From Husband This Holiday Season Due to U.S. Law Binational Same-Sex Couples to Congress: “Enact LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform!” SAN ANTONIO, TX — As Americans across the country prepare Thanksgiving dishes and celebrate the holiday with family, some Americans are forced to observe the holiday alone — separated from their loved ones by U.S. [...]

  • Amos Lim wrote a new diary post: Living in Exile: Tammy and Sally’s Story

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    ThumbnailEarly in 2003, I was coming out of an emotionally abusive, 24-year marriage to a man. Searching for support online, I finally found a message board that not only gave me an outlet for healing after this abuse, but also an outlet to explore emerging questions I was having about my sexual orientation. I connected with [...]

  • ThumbnailAs we head into Thanksgiving celebrations, GetEQUAL and Out4Immigration are highlighting just a few of the stories of binational same-sex couples and the struggles they encounter daily in order to be together. This is the first in the series, and we’re thankful to Charles and Mauricio for sharing this story…

    Dreaming a Dream — Charles and Mauricio [...]
  • Amos Lim wrote a new diary post: Out4Immigration Needs Couples to Speak Up Today.

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    If you are in a same-sex binational relationship – or know someone who is, we ask you to take a few minutes and read this very important “Call to Action.” Now that the 2012 election is over, and the results were very favorable to us, we must actquickly – and strategically. Out4Immigration has always advocated a [...]

  • Dear Family, Friends and Allies,
    Entry Denied is a documentary currently in post production about 3 same-sex binational couples as they navigate the discriminatory immigration laws in the United States to try to stay together.  Currently, because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the US federal government does not recognize the relationship of same-sex couples and [...]
  • Thumbnail To date, there have been just a handful of projects that tell our stories to the world. Entry Denied , a documentary film by Machu Latorre, currently in post-production is almost ready to join the ranks with Judy Rickard’s book Torn Apart and Sebastian Cordoba’s film Through Thick and Thin. Machu’s film, Entry Denied , has been a labor of [...]