Steven, who was in danger of being deported to Colombia — a country he had not lived in for 12 years — married Sean Brooks in 2011.
At the time, Brooks wrote about his experience as he and his husband decided to publicly fight to stay together.
I am no stranger to injustice. I am black, gay, I came of age at a time when de-segregation had been fought for, and though not complete, had started changing society. Living through this upheaval and becoming well-adjusted as a double minority is not the sum total of my experience. Coming to terms with being black and gay, I found myself in my fifth decade of life contending with a new identity as half of a binational gay couple.