Today is National Coming Out Day, the annual celebration of LGBT folks’ dreams of living freely.
Since its inception in 1988, the day has come to have multiple meanings for different various communities whose politics intersect with those of the mainstream LGBT movement. That’s been especially true in recent years for undocumented youth, many of whom have proudly come out as “UndocuQueer.”
Earlier this year, the “I Am UndocuQueer” art project collected some of these stories by joining up with the Undocumented Queer Youth Collective and the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project. Here are a few of the posters from fellow UndocuQueer artist Julio Salgado: