Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

HRC is proud to join over three-dozen LGBT organizations to help LGBT youth receive or apply for two-year work permits and reprieves from the threat of deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

Late last summer, President Obama created the DACA program to help those who came to the U.S. as children to apply for work permits and relief from deportation.

To ensure LGBT youth received the assistance they need to pay the $465 in fees required to apply for relief under the DACA program, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the LA Gay & Lesbian Center, and the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund launched the “LGBT Dreamers Fund” at the Liberty Hill Foundation.

To date, the LGBT Dreamers Fund has raised over $100,000 to help 200 young people apply for DACA relief. 

To learn more about the young LGBT Dreamers working to achieve their dreams through the fund, visit

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