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The Worm Hole Podcast Episode 73: Orlando Ortega-Medina

Charlie and Orlando Ortega-Medina (The Fitful Sleep Of Immigrants) discuss the reality for LGBT asylum seekers in the US, Orlando’s own experiences as a lawyer, and same-sex marriage rights now Roe v Wade has been overturned.

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Release details: recorded 6th April 2023; published 24th April 2023

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01:33 Orlando’s career as a lawyer and his own firm
03:55 How Orlando might have changed his plans for his career if he’d been able to write part time and be a lawyer part time
05:38 Creating the characters
09:08 Issac and the situation in El Salvador in the late 1990s at the time
11:22 The court hearing
15:08 Alejandro Silva!
23:11 The original version of the book
26:18 The Saint Cloud case and realities
28:06 On the same-sex marriage rights of LGBT people in the US now that Roe v Wade has been overturned
32:04 The passage about darkness and light in the context of people
34:19 Mitzpe Ramon and Orlando’s use of it in his work

Photograph credit: Marte Lundby Rekaa.


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