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Love. Love. Love. Love must be the thud that drives LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers with each step forward. While my newsfeed’s coverage of the migrant caravan has largely featured reports of gross xenophobia and rhetoric, Nove…
GLSEN student
I listened… the sound slowly crept into my ear, triggered my reaction, and confusion started to consume my mind. “What’s your name?” the teacher questioned. My heart raced as I tried to search the blankness of my memories and whispered, “My name is Sovandarid Prom.” I was ten when my family and I immigrated from Cambodia – an underprivileged country in Southeast Asia – to the United States with dreams of new life and fresh opportunities. Upon arriving, I met a society that was rooted in more racial bias than I was prepared to confront.