Category: Past Campaigns

  • #FreeYesenia: Yesenia, a lesbian woman from El Salvador, received a $15,000 bond! PLEASE DONATE

    (portrait of Yesenia Palencia) Hello folks! After many unexplained rescheduled bond hearings Yesenia Palencia, a lesbian woman from El Salvador detained in Eloy Detention Center, has finally received a bond of $15,000! “Yesenia Palencia is a lesbian woman who escaped an abusive past in El Salvador, seeking  a better life for herself and her children…

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  • #LibertadParaNicoll

    Nicoll Hernández-Polanco (A089-841-646) es una mujer transgénero guatemalteca que se encuentra detenida en un centro de detención para hombres en Florence, AZ por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE por sus siglas en inglés). Nicoll se entregó en la frontera de los Estados Unidos a agentes de la patrulla fronteriza en octubre…

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  • #FreeNicoll

    Nicoll Hernández-Polanco (A089-841-646) is a Guatemalan transgender woman currently being detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) in an all-male facility in Florence, AZ. Nicoll presented herself to border patrol agents at the United States border in October 2014 and immediately requested asylum after suffering nearly a decade of sexual and physical violence in Guatemala…

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  • Help Free Estrellita From Detention!

    Hi, my name is Estrellita! I am 24 years-old and I come fleeing from Guatemala. The reason why is because gang members in my neighborhood tried forcing me to deliver drugs for them. I refused. Within a few days, I found out that they killed a transgender friend of mine for refusing as well. So…

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  • DONATE To Free Fabiel From Detention!

    Fabiel is a youth from Honduras—he just turned 18 years-old this summer and was detained one month after his birthday. This youthful, talented, fabulous young adult is currently confined to a cold cell in Florence, Arizona. Fabiel is fleeing persecution based on the violence he was witness to in 2012. He relocated to another part…

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  • Act Today to Support the Release of Ekundayo!

    Ekundayo is a 40-year old gay man from Nigeria who has been held in immigration prison in Eloy Detention Center for eight months. In Nigeria, Ekundayo’s cousins discovered that he was gay, beat him severely, and turned him over to the police. The police tortured him for weeks, beating him in the genitals and mutilating…

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  • Please Donate Today for David’s bond via Paypal

    David Ferreira Shubremman, is a 32 year-old sweet and passionate gay man from Brazil. He needs your support! David is detained in Florence Detention Center since October 2013. He is experiencing intense harassment and abuse in detention. He is seeking asylum due to persecution based on his sexual orientation. An immigration judge granted David a…

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  • Over halfway there! $6235 out of $10,000 raised

    Help us raise final $3765 to get Karla and Vanessa out of detention!  They can be released as soon as we have the money! Please donate to the Rainbow Defense Fund detainee bond today! • Pay pal link here: • Or mail checks to: The Rainbow Defense Fund 127 N. Palomas Ave. Tucson, AZ 85745…

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  • Bond Support for Vanessa and Karla– Two Transgender Detainees in Immigration Custody

    *The Rainbow Defense Fund* Please support! The Rainbow Defense Fund seeks to raise funds for the bond release of LGBTQ detainees in immigration detention centers in Florence, Arizona. Currently, we have two friends that have received a bond, that if they are paid, they can be released! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Vanessa Martinez “Hello, my…

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