“Queer migrants always get left aside, but they have a unique experience, and we want to honor that, even though many churches do not.”
One of the first couples to marry were Pedro and Eric. According to LGBTQ Nation:
Pedro said that he was kicked out of his home when he was 15 and was the victim of child sex trafficking. Erick decided to leave Central America after a gang attacked him and smashed four teeth out of his mouth with a rock.
“We’ve made a new life for ourselves and I need him. I wake up and he’s there. I go to bed and I can say good night,” Pedro said. “He’s made life bearable and I really cannot imagine them sending one of us back or splitting us up.”
They said they hoped that being married would make it harder for them to be separated in the U.S. if they make it across the border.
Congrats to Erick and Pedro! The first LGBT couple of 7 from the migrant caravan to get married today. pic.twitter.com/6t3Snt6jZV
— Sarah Kinosian (@skinosian) November 18, 2018