Jacque Larrainzar

State: Washington

Country of origin: Mexico

Arrival in the U.S.: 1997

Ms. Jacque Larrainzar came to the United States from Mexico in 1997, and was the first Mexican lesbian to win political asylum in the United States on the basis of her sexual orientation. Ms. Larrainzar currently lives in Seattle, Washington and works as an Immigrant and Refugee Outreach Specialist for Seattle Counseling Service. She leads the LGBTQ Immigrant Refugee and Undocumented Outreach Project (IRUO), which is a research project designed to uncover the barriers faced by …

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