Meet The Logo30: Moises Serrano

"I believe that they came to this country and worked hard that I could become anyone that I wanted to become."

Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2018 Logo30. The powerful series profiles ordinary and extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways. Visit the Logo30 homepage to learn more about the series.

Moises Serrano is “queer, undocumented, and unafraid.”

His work as an undocumented activist has raised awareness on immigration reform, especially in the ways that it interconnects with LGBT rights. Emigrating to the US with his parents when he was only 18 months old, the North Carolina native saw firsthand how undocumented individuals were treated in his community, and the disposibility moved him to want to create change.

But his message is gaining traction. The Logo documentary, Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America, follows Serrano as he explores the reality of living as an undocumented queer person in rural parts of the country.

“If someone is inspired by Forbidden, get involved either on campus at your university or at a local church or a local organization fighting for immigrant rights,” Serrano tells NewNowNext. “The change that we need will not come, oftentimes, from national politics. It comes right from our own backyard.”

Watch Serrano’s full interview with Logo below.

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