Gay immigrants: When they apply for asylum in the U.S., their pasts influence their future
In some countries, being gay is illegal. Gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender immigrants from countries that persecute, torture or imprison homosexuals can apply for asylum in the United States. Winning it, however, is another story -- a story in which immigrants' past can make or break their future. Read about the lives of two such immigrants in this week's cover story, "Coming Out To America."