Undocumented Tales: A Panel on Comedy and Joy in the Wake of Illegality

Lecture | November 17 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 391 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

“Undocumented Tales” is a YouTube web series that follows the journey of Fernando Gutierrez, an undocumented queer immigrant from Mexico living in Los Angeles. Fernando’s story is one that is rarely told in the broader immigrant and LGBTQ communities, and one that is almost never told in mainstream media. The series serves as an online platform that brings together the intersections of immigration status, homophobia/transphobia, class, and race to portray the realities of what it means to both undocumented and queer in the United States.

Armando Ibañez​ is an undocumented queer filmmaker and activist from Guerrero, Mexico. He has been living in the United States for over 16 years and lives in Paramount, California. He’s currently attending Cerritos Community College. Armando is involved in the LGBTQ and immigrant rights movements and is an active member with Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.