Juan Carlos Gallegos attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney until May 2011, pursuing a Bachelors of Art- Multimedia, a minor in Visual Communications and Design, and a minor in Spanish. He arrived in Nebraska on the fourth of July 2001, when he was 12 years old. In 2011 he started working on immigrant rights and more specifically the DREAM Act. Juan came out as queer to his family in 2011 right before his graduation with the help of his younger brother. Later that year he came out publicly as undocumented in an interview for NETV. Juan has helped organize students in the state of Nebraska and on a national level. He has used his education to further the cause of the undocumented students and more recently queer undocumented immigrants. He writes his stories and experiences in a rural area, in a state that rarely comes to the spotlight when it comes to the progressive movement, hoping to inspire students in both fronts the LGBTQA and immigration, to organize and resist even from the rural towns.