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    Obama Heckled at White House LGBT Pride Event

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    Jennicet Gutiérrez, an undocumented transgender woman and founding member of FAMILIA TQLM which was established to advocate for LGBTQ immigrants, interrupted the President during the White House pride celebration on Wednesday by shouting “President Obama, release all LGBTQ immigrants from detention and stop all deportations!”

    She explained that she could not celebrate while 75 transgender detainees are still exposed to assault and abuse in ICE custody as he spoke.

    "Shame on you," Obama responded, refusing to acknowledge her concerns, before having her removed from the event. 

    Yesterday, 35 members of Congress signed a letter demanding that ICE release LGBTQ immigrants out of concern for their safety.


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