Karolina López co-founded a Tucson nonprofit to fight for LGBTQ migrants like herself

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Karolina López co-founded a Tucson nonprofit to fight for LGBTQ migrants like herself

From Arizona Republic | Faces of Arizona by Javier Arce, Arizona Republic

When Karolina López left her hometown of Acapulco, Guerrero, México, she did so expecting the U.S. had a better life to offer her — not the daily torture and abuse she endured as a trans woman in her native land.

But years of living in Arizona as a trans undocumented immigrant has shown her that people with a similar identity suffer just as much, and sometimes far more, especially for those that find themselves in an immigration detention center.

Photo by Benjamin Chambers, The Republic

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