Where Are They Now: Meet Soul – Rights History

Where Are They Now: Meet Soul

“Where Are They Now?” is a blog series where we catch up with past Lambda Legal plaintiffs. For August, we are highlighting Soul, who we represented in his 2014 immigration case. 
Many teenagers and young adults in college depend on their parents for financial and emotional support and even more so for students who leave their home country to study abroad. But for Soul, that crucial support was threatened when his parents discovered that the Senegal native was gay. He was completely cut off. Soul was terrified because he knew he could not stay in school without their assistance and would most likely be sent back to his home country, which criminalizes people for being LGBTQ. 

Leave a Reply