SaladBowl author and Outlaws creator/mod, shared this on Twitter and I definitely wanted to share it with everyone on the Bowl.
It is an incredibly moving collection of posters that artistically depict the ever pressing importance of immigration reform and marriage rights for the LGBTQ community at the national level.
Undoculove by Julio Salgado AND Staying power Mary (Mack) Tremonte (pictured here) are radical images that depict Latino couples who currently do not benefit from marriage protection, they are increasingly at risk for separation. this affects not only the couple who is forced to separate and remain in LDR with their spouse, but it separates children from their families. In some cases, whether you are gay or not, families who have "legal" citizens as children will be separated with the undocumented parents being held at ICE detention centers or through deportation( a violent act against children by all means). These children are then made to go into the foster care system, which we already know is incredibly flawed (more so for LGBTQ children and children of color).
For an American citizen, usually marrying someone who is undocumented comes with some knowledge that you can "protect" your partner from forcible removal, but imagine not being able to give this same protection to the person that you most love, because of DOMA. This is a national issue— a crisis- that definitely requires more attention from the main stream. This art work brings light to an issue that requires the immediacy of our attention.
What I particularly love about the art work outside of the important message that it wishes to convey is it's use of classic Chicano imagery and artistic style—though I will leave my thoughts on that to be very superficial as I am no art historian, just a student of radical movements throughout Latino communities through time.
(ETA: Favianna Rodriguez' poster is definitely one of my favorites so I am adding it here too)