07 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What To Do When “Fans” Cross The Line?

I’ve had a few “fans” — right-wing extremists and some immigration reform advocates — target my home in California.

Last week, someone by the name of “Mauricio Carvallan” posted some of my home addresses online hurling false accusations of “document fraud” and “harboring illegal aliens” along with anti-gay, and anti-Muslim signs. Then, on Saturday night, someone called my home in California asking for my immigration status. My uncle answered the phone, and the person refused to identify himself, insisting on finding out about my immigration status.

If the objective is to threaten and intimidate my family members, all of whom are here lawfully and most of whom are citizens of the U.S., I think the target is a bit ludicrous. If the objective is to harass me, unfortunately, someone needs to do better research.

There are other similar incidents of stalking and harassment that I’ve been subjected to throughout my stay in the U.S. Prior to the incident last weekend, some immigration reform advocates also posted my home addresses online, with false accusations about me organizing a border crossing and voting, in order to incite threats and intimidate.

I don’t see these as isolated incidents but evidence of systemic abuse we are subjected to as queer immigrants in the U.S., and the workings of white supremacy. I have put a tracker on the home phone, multiple trackers on who visits my website, and I’m posting here for the record.

In the meanwhile, if my “fans” wants to find out where I am, just come to Northwest White House lawn where we’re stationed this month, asking the President to deliver administrative relief.

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