Columbia Law School held a workshop on the legal and policy needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV-affected immigrants on April 22, 2014. As part of this workshop, CHLP's Legal Director, Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, discussed detention conditions in immigration facilities focusing on access to medical care for transgender and HIV-affected immigrants.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.