Past Events

LHP 2015 Programs & Events

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LHP Annual Board of Directors Retreat 2015 On Saturday, December 15, 2015 Jose L. Plaza, President of LHP organized an important retreat for the LHP Board Members. This important retreat gave us the tools to participate, teach and learn about LHP history, programs, board members and how to participate in LHP. Jose L. Plaza organized and facilitated this positive and productive retreat and he provided a great breakfast and lunch to our Board of Directors. The Board members participated actively providing ideas and recommendations to our LHP Board.

LGBTQI Rights presentation at the DC Mexican Cultural On Thursday, December 10, 2015 Jose L. Plaza, President of LHP; Eric Palladini, board member of LHP and Jose Gutierrez, founder of LHP attended the presentation "The Geopolitics of LGBTI Rights Forum Series LGBTI, foreign policy and practice. Lessons from Mexico. This presentation gave us the opportunity to met leaders and educators of Washington, DC and make visibility about LHP. More than 50 people participated in this important event.

On November 23rd, LHP and a group of community organizations gathered 71 people for the DC premiere of El Canto del Colibrí. The 52 minute documentary explores the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members. The film is in Spanish, with English subtitles. The evening included a panel discussion with director Marco Castro-Bojorquez and Laurin Mayeno of Somos Familia moderated by Dilcia Molina, Entre Amigas Project Coordinator, La Clínica del Pueblo. The eveneing's emcee was Consuella Lopez, LGBT Activist and included a director's reception at Whitman-Walker Health. The evening was made possible by a coalition of sponsors and community partners, which included: CARECEN DC, ¡Empodérate! Youth Center at La Clínica del Pueblo, The DC Center, Lambda Legal, Latin American Youth Center, Somos Familia, Laurin Mayeno, and Victor G. Martinez, Whitman-Walker Health,  Casa Ruby, Coalición TransLatin@ de Washington DC, DC Latino Caucus, Fundación Angie, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, La Clínica del Pueblo, Latino GLBT History Project, Latino Social Workers Organization, League of United Latin American Citizens, LULAC Lambda Council #11125, Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, Metro DC PFLAG, Radio Alumbra, Reel Affirmations, Out Proud Families, and Somos Familia. More information on the film is available at and check out to find out more about Marco being honored by the White House as a member of the LGBT Artists cohort of Champions of Change.

Latinx & LGBTQA: exploring the intersections Panel Discussion at Princeton On November 18, 2015 the Princeton University organized a panel discussion to explore the identities and experiences of activists, academics and community members who identify as both Latinx and part of the LGBTQA. Panelists included Elcia Gonzales, ED of Galei; the Honorary Representative Mary Gonzalez from the State of Texas, Jose Gutierrez, founder of the Latino GLBT History Project; and Isa Noyola, program manager of the Transgender Law Center. The panel was facilitated by Brian Eugenio Herrera, Assistant professor of Theater and the author of Latin Numbers. This panel gave me the opportunity to explained about the important job that we are doing with LHP and with our DC LGBTQ community. Jose Gutierrez organized an historic exhibit of the DC Latino LGBTQ community with memorabilia, posters, flyers, etc.and gave posters and palm cards of the LHP. I estimated that we reached 75 students.

42nd Annual Conference on DC History On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, The Latino GLBT History Project participated in the 42nd Annual Conference on DC History with an important historic panel discussion about LHP and our DC LGBT Latino community. The panel was moderated by board member Eric Palladini and the panelists were: Jose L. Plaza, President of LHP; Esther Hidalgo, former VP of LHP; Leti Gomez, co-editor of the book "Queer Borwn Voices" and Jose Gutierrez, founder of the LHP. This interactive historic panel helped LHP to make visibility, networking and educate our community about the history of our DC LGBTQ community. 15 people attended the workshop.

Gala de las Americas On Saturday, September 12, 2015 Nicole Ramirez-Murray, Queen Mother of the Americas and the DC Imperial Court of Washington, DC invited Jose Gutierrez, founder of LHP to organized an historic exhibit about the memorabilia, photos, jewelry and items of legendary Jose Sarria. More than 150 participated in this important event in Washington, DC.

10th Annual Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards
This annual celebration honored outstanding LGBT Latino and Latina community leaders, raised funds to preserve LGBT Latino history and educate the public about our contributions to society. This year's reception gather community leaders from 6-8:30pm on September 18, 2015 at the Human Rights Campaign Equality Forum, DC. Honorees included Manuel Diaz-Ramirez, Manager of Empoderate! Youth Center at La Clíncia del Pueblo; Cecilia Castro, local LGBTQ leader; Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, Outreach and Recruitment Director, Presidential Personnel Office with music by Los Gallos Negros. Thank you to our honorees, guests, family, friends, and sponsors for joining us on a great night to celebrate our heritage. Gracias a nuestros galadornados, invitados, familia, amigos, y patrocinadores al ayudarnos celebrar nuestra herencia! Photos.

9th Annual DC Latino Pride
Thank you for your support of the 9th Annual DC Latino Pride! This year’s multi-day DC Latino Pride celebration included four exceptional events to celebrate the history, identities, cultural diversity, health and faith of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Latinas and Latinos—reaching over 1,000 participants! This was a volunteer-powered celebration organized by community volunteers and community-based organizations. 
On May 31st, the 9th Annual DC Latino Pride: LA CORONACIÓN, featured the coronation of our 2015-2016 Royal Court members: Imaya Gabriela Garcia, Miss Latino GLBT History Project Trans 2015-16; Carlos Padilla, Mr. Latino GLBT History Project 2015-16; Emily Morazán, Miss Latino GLBT History Project 2015-16; and Alessandra Conde, Miss Latino GLBT History Project Drag 2015-16 who represent transgender, gay, and lesbian Latinas/os who have given volunteer service to the metro DC community and commit to represent LHP in media interviews, community events, and recruit volunteers for LHP over the next year. It was a successful event at Cobalt, gathering 100 Latinos & allies.
On June 4th, LA PLATICA Bilingual Panel Discussion & Resource Fair, gathered 125 community members for an important panel discussion about the the history of Queer Latinos in metro DC, our visions for the future and a celebration of the Latino GLBT History Project's 15 year anniversary since its founding by Jose Gutierrez. In addition a community resource fair, "Quinceañera" a digital photo exhibit of LGBT Latinos from Washington, DCfree HIV testing by Empoderate! Youth Center and a celebratory reception at the Human Rights Campaign. During her keynote address, Mayor Muriel Bowser declared June 4th official "DC LGBT LATINO PRIDE DAY" and her directors offered remarks: Sheila Alexander-Reid, Director of LGBTQ Affairs, Jackie Reyes, Director on Latino Affairs, Mónica Palacio, Director, Office of Human Rights. The bilingual panel of transgender, lesbian, and gay leaders shared personal experiences of LGBT Latino history over the past 15+ years in metropolitan Washington, DC and young leaders shared their vision for the future of our movement. Panelists: Cristina Calvillo-RiveraLetitia Gomez, Editor, Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism; Jose Gutierrez, Founder, Latino GLBT History Project; Aaron Rodriguez, Legislative Staffer, U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren; Maria Alejandra Salas-Baltuano, Education Organizer, Many Languages One Voice (MLOV).

On June 6th, 9th Annual DC Latino Pride: LA FE gathered 50 community members for a moving bilingual LGBT inclusive interfaith service with Spanish and English readings, a reception, and cultural performances from DC’s transgender, lesbian, bisexual, and gay Latina and Latino community members and allies—including Dicción Queer, Grupo Dignity Latino Washington, DC, and Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC Unid@s. Thanks to co-chairs Angie Ruiz & Jose Gutierrez. 

The 9th Annual DC Latino Pride: LA FIESTA Dance Party on June 11th gathered over 800 diverse LGBT Latinos and allies for a once-a-year opportunity to celebrate LGBT Latino Pride at Town Danceboutique. Lively performances featured April Carrion of RuPaul's Drag Race, DJ Joe El Especialista del Zol 107.9fm, drag queen Gia Sky Martinez, and a Latin@ showcase by our favorite members of the DC Kings, DC Gurly Show, and DC Latin Soul. Whitman Walker Health provided free HIV testing.

The Latino GLBT History Project partnered with El Zol 107.9fm to play promos inviting DC Latinos to celebrate LGBT Pride month, reaching over 350,000 Spanish language radio listeners in metropolitan Washington, DC. Five years ago LHP formed a partnership with El Zol to bring lesbian, transgender and gay Latinos and Latinas throughout the year to discuss HIV, LGBT and transgender topics on Spanish language radio to increase acceptance and understanding of the LGBT community among their listeners. LHP invited El Zol, LULAC, and National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health to join our Pride Parade contingent.

This year’s events are supported by over 18 host committee members60 volunteers organized into committees and another 40 sponsors and organizational partners, such as the Latino GLBT History Project, ¡Empodérate! Youth Center at La Clínica del Pueblo, Casa Ruby, Fundación Angie, MCC Unid@s, Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs. The event proceeds support the Latino GLBT History Project's DC Latino Pride celebration and year round programs to preserve history, cultural celebrations, and educational presentations at local and national conferences for LGBTQ Latinas and Latinos. The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit volunteer-led organization founded in April 2000 to investigate, collect, preserve and educate the public about the history, culture, heritage, arts, social and rich contributions of the Latino GLBT community in metropolitan Washington, D.C. Visit for more information and to view our collection of digital historical exhibitions.

The following members of the LHP Archives Committee met regularly during 2015: Letitia Gomez, Jose Gutierrez, Stephanie Rocío Miles, Eric Palladini, David M. Pérez, Eric Perez, Jose L. Plaza, Alexa Rodriguez, Adrian Aldaba, Ranald Woodaman. The meetings were hosted at the LULAC National Office, Smithsonian Latino Center office, at Java House, and the home of Eric Palladini. The major goals for 2015 were: the creation of digital exhibits displayed at Mujeres en el Movimiento Awards and DC Latino Pride, to create a commemorative poster celebrating 15 years of the Latino GLBT History Project, creating panel discussions at local and national conferences, recruiting new professionals with experience in archiving, writing history, and library sciences, and researching the process to begin a bilingual oral history program.

4th Annual Mujeres en el Movimiento Awards & Happy Hour
The Latino GLBT History Project Women's Committee hosted a successful event on April 9th at Jin. 75 queer Latinas and allies joined to create a suportive social space and honor lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Latinas from metro DC for their contributions to our community. The list of honorees and historical exhibit displayed is available at

2015 National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change in Denver, CO from February 4-8, LHP displayed the LGBTQ Latin@ Heroes exhibit. Over 4,000 attendees at the conference. David Perez, May Sifuentes, Jesus Chavez, and Marco Quiroga distributed educational materials and presented on panels covering LGBTQ Latino issues.

3rd Annual Women's History Month Celebration: Mujeres en el Movimiento Networking Happy Hour

Friday March 28 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MOVA, 2204 14th Street, N.W., Washington, DC

Washington, DC - The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) hosted the 3rd annual "Mujeres en el Movimiento" celebration, a unique social event for Latina Lesbians in Washington, D.C. in celebration of Women's History Month. 
Photo above: Left to Right: Officer Rosa Roldan-Torres (Emerging Leader Award) and wife; Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera (Legacy Award) and wife Lisa Emina Weiner-Mahfuz. Photo by Christopher Cunetto, Metro Weekly. 100 women gathered for this event to honor our leaders, hear a special message from Director of the DC Office of Human Rights Monica Palacio and entertainment by 
Below: Entertainment by DJ rAt of Maracuyeah & DC Cumbia rappera La SalvadoReina (L to R). Sponsors included the 
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, Brother Help Thyself, Human Rights Campaign, Skyline                  Wellness Center, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, El Zol 107.9fm, MOVA, Tagg Magazine, Judy Restaurant,                             Bouquets and More Florist.             

LGBT Latino Health Resource Community Event

 December 12, 2013
5:30 to 8:00pm
2822 Georgia Aven
ue NW Washington, DC 20001

Hosted by the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs LGBT Latino Task Force and member agencies.

Featuring Spanish language panel discussions, health screenings and LGBT and Latino focused health resources. 

Contact Florencia Fuensalida of OLA or Brant Miller of The DC Center at (202) 682-2245,

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mental Vidas Diversas
Martes 12 de Noviembre
6:30 - 8:30 PM 
¡Empodérate! de La Clínica del Pueblo, 3055 Mt Pleasant St. NW, DC

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cial  por activista LGBT nicaragüense, Alfredo Ocampos, acerca de su activismo en Nicaragua y el estreno de su documental sobre las historias de 4 jóvenes LGBT en Nicaragua. Presentado por el Proyecto Histórico de la Comunidad Latina GLBT y 
Empodérate! y con los colaboradores: LULAC, Project Stripes de Latin American Youth Center & the Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs. Incluyeron una noche con recepción con comida y refrescos y entrenamiento para los ONGs de DC para da mejor servicios a los Latinos LGBT en sus agencias. Alfredo Ocampos Ortega, Fellow, Latino GLBT History Project & LULAC por un intercambio con el Departamento del Estado de los EE.UU. / Twitter: ajooima 

LHP Presentation at PFLAG National Convention

Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC - New Hampshire Room

Celebrating Our Commitments: Yes, Our Spouses Get Green Cards! And Yes, We Will Win Immigration Reform! Presenters: Amanda Gutierrez, United We Dream; David Perez, Latino GLBT History Project & League of Latin American Citizens; Marco Antonio Quiroga, Immigration Equality

Workshop Description: Join us to celebrate the SCOTUS victory on DOMA, its implications to bi-national same-sex families for marriage-related immigration benefits, and our continued commitment to comprehensive immigration reform in 2013. The ruling on DOMA has ensured a life-changing impact on couples who have waited years (sometimes decades) for the green cards they need to keep their families together. And the LGBT community and its allies look forward to continuing their commitment to the families who still desperately need relief. We will discuss the urgent need for reform of our broken immigration system and its implications for the over 267,000 undocumented LGBT individuals, young LGBT DREAMers, and vulnerable asylum-seekers and detainees.

LHP's Latino Institute Reception

Friday, October 25, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, DC

LHP gathered 35 LGBT Latino leaders from local and national non-profit organizations to join the DC Steering committee organized by LHP to attend the Union=Fuerza Latino Institute at the annual Creating Change Conference on January 30, 2014. The evening featured remarks by Marco Castro-Bojorquez of Lambda Legal and Alexa Rodriguez, Board Member of LHP & the Trans-Latina Coalition. The reception was sponsored by LHP, the NCLR Action Fund & Lambda Legal. Partners included GLAAD, LULAC, Immigration Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, NCLR, Trans-Latina Coalition. The committee will organize DC area activists to attend a training for 200 LGBT Latinos on organizing, coalition building, networking and best practices.

LHP Coming Out Day Reception Honoring Dave Montez

Friday, October 11, 2013
5:00 - 7:00 PM 
National Council of La Raza, 1126 16th Street NW, DC

This special LHP reception gathered over 40 community members to celebrate LGBT History Month and National Coming Out Day. LHP honored Acting GLAAD President Dave Montez with special Coming Out Day remarks of Jennifer Sanchez. A preview of of LHP's "Heroes Latinos LGBTQ" photo exhibit was featured at the event. Reception partners included Casa de Maryland, LULAC, MALDEF, and NCLR.

8th Annual Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards Reception

Friday September 27, 2013
6:30 PM 
Human Rights Campaign Equality Forum, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW

LHP gathered over 100 community members for our annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage and LGBT History months and a benefit for the Latino GLBT History Project. LHP honored the following LGBT Latinos who have made outstanding contributions our movement: Candy Cintron, El Zol Radio 107.9fm; Gladys Gonzalez, Transgender Youth Program Leader, '¡Empodérate! of La Clínica del Pueblo; Roxana Olivas, Director, Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs. The event featured emcee Maria Cardona, CNN Contributor.

March on Washington & "Realize the Dream" with the Latino GLBT History Project

Saturday August 24, 2013
8:30 AM
21st and Constitution Avenues NW

To commemorate the meeting on August 28th, 1963 when hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington for the greatest demonstration for jobs and freedom in the history of our nation. LHP joined national LGBT and DC-based groups to continue our struggle to secure equal rights for our identities as LGBTQ Latina/os continues to this day. Photo by and group organized by past LHP Fellow Zenen Jaimes Perez. Event link on Facebook

7th Annual DC Latino Pride: La Plática Panel Discussion

Thursday May 30, 2013 
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Human Rights Campaign Equality Forum, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, DC


a community resource fair, free HIV testing, a panel discussion, awards presentation and a historical exhibit of public health posters from metropolitan Washington, DC This event is free and open to the public--all ages welcome! A suggested $5 donation supports refreshments, appetizers and the Latino GLBT History Project's year round programs in historical preservation, cultural celebrations, advocacy and educational presentations at local and national conferences. The DC Latino Pride advisory committee includes ¡Empodérate!, Identity and Grupo Latino Dignity Washington, DC.

7th Annual DC Latino Pride: La Misa

Sunday June 2, 2013
6:00 to 8:00pm
Metropolitan Community Church, 474 Ridge Street NW

We invite you to a Spanish language LGBT inclusive ecumenical faith service co-hosted by Grupo Latino Dignity Washington, Latino GLBT History Project, Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, Spanish Ministry and St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in celebration of LGBT Pride month. Following the service we invite you to join us for light refreshments and socializing. MCCDC is located on 5th street between M and N streets NW). Near the Convention Center Metro (Green / Yellow Lines).

7th Annual DC Latino Pride: La Fiesta Dance Party ft. Carmen Carrera & DJ Joe El Especialista Del 107.9 FM

Thursday June 6, 2013
9:00pm to 2:00am
Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

The celebration will culminate in a night of high-impact cultural performances from DC’s top LGBT Latino and an all-night Latino Pride dance party spinning DC’s best Latin beats—the perfect way to kick off Capital Pride weekend! 18+ with ID. There is a $10 cover. Proceeds support the Latino GLBT History Project's year round programs in historical preservation, cultural celebrations, advocacy and educational presentations at local and national conferences. Pre-sale tickets include priority admission. Share with friends on Facebook!

The Latino GLBT History Project will also participate in the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8th joined by Pedro Biaggi en la Mañana radio talent and the Capital Pride Festival on Sunday, June 10th. For more information or to volunteer go to or email Wilmer Gutierrez at For sponsorship opportunities contact Raul Olivo or David Perez at

An Evening with Richard Blanco, U.S. Inaugural Poet

Friday May 17, 2013
7:30 PM
Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850

Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) and the Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) will host an evening with Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco at the Rockville Memorial Library. Blanco, the first Latino and the first openly gay poet laureate for the presidential inauguration, will present a program of readings. The cost for the poetry reading is $30 for an individual and $50 for a couple. 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available & include a pre-event reception with Blanco by contacting FOLMC at 240-777-0020 or visit FOLMC event contact: Ari Z. Brooks, 240-777-0020

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Women's History Month Celebration: Mujeres en el Movimiento Networking Happy Hour

Friday March 29 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MOVA, 2204 14th Street, N.W., Washington, DC

Washington, DC - The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) will host the 2nd annual "Mujeres en el Movimiento" celebration, a unique social event for Latina Lesbians in Washington, D.C. in celebration of Women's History Month. “I am so happy to see women who have not only helped shape the history of the LGBT movement, but have left their footprint in my own life, be honored at Mujeres en el Movimiento. And the most exciting part is they are Latinas just like me!,” says Lena Hernandez, LHP Women’s Committee and Host Committee Member. "Congratulations to this year’s honoree, Letitia Gomez and Thank You for leading by example."

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Gay Latino L.A Film Screening

Saturday March 16, 2013
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW Washington, DC 20057

Hosted by the Latino GLBT History Project and M.E.Ch.A. de Georgetown
Alex Aldana is a writer at heart, queer undocumented immigrant rights activist who works as a community organizer and health advocate for LGBTQ youth of color and addresses the Intersections of social class , being undocumented, health disparities, environmental. social class, and gender identity.

Gay Latino L.A. : A documentary about the journey into adulthood for three young gay Latino men dealing with issues of family, hyper masculinity, religion, culture, and life in Los Angeles.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture & the National Farmworker Women’s Alliance Hispanic Heritage

Wednesday, October 3rd from 4:30 to 6:pm at the USDA (Jefferson St Entrance) Whitten Patio, 1400 Independence Ave S.W. DC

This celebration and community awareness event will highlight the contributions of women working in agriculture.  You will hear first-hand from Farmworker women about the priorities and concerns surrounding our rural communities.  We will also bring awareness regarding the work being done by USDA to better serve rural communities.

Latino GLBT History Project partners with Gala Hispanic Theatre

Friday, October 5th, Gala Hispanic Theatre, Columbia Heights

Discounted $20 Tickets are available for LHP supportes to attend In Spite of Love / El desdén con el desdén (in Spanish with English surtitles) on Cotober 5th. Call  202-234-7174 or go the box office in Columbia Heights & mention LHP for the discount. In Spite of Love: A Count and Princess have vowed never to fall in love—then they meet each other! One of the most popular comedies to come out of Spain’s Golden Age.  By Agustín Moreto & Directed by Hugo Medrano.  

LHP Partners with LULAC on Voter Registration Drive in DC

Saturday, October 6th, 11am to 5pm Harriet Tubman Elementary Field, Columbia Heights

LHP partners with LULAC on voter registration Drive at the Columbia Heights Day Festival. Use entrance on Kenyon St. NW between 11th and 13th Streets NW, DC.

DC Government National Coming Out Day Event

Thursday, October 11th, Noon to 1:30pm, University of the District of Columbia Community College, 801 N Capitol St NE DC

Join Mayor Vincent C. Gray, the Mayor’s Office of GLBT Affairs, and The DC Government LGBT Employees & Allies Network for National Coming Out Day 2012 honoring DC government agencies and employees  that have gone above and beyond to support our efforts to improve the quality of life and access to services for LGBT residents of the District of Columbia. In the 1st floor Multipurpose room.

LGBTinDC Launch Party at Nellie's by DC Mayor's Office on GLBT Affairs

Thursday, October 11th, 6-8pm at Nellie's Sports Bar, 900 U Street, NW DC

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with the DC Mayor's Office on GLBT Affairs launch of the first DC LGBT Facebook App!

History, Preservation & Documentaries: Trans-Visible Reception

Saturday, October 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the LULAC National Office, 1133 19th St. NW, STE 1000, Washington, DC

You are cordially invited to a reception with Roland Palencia, an LGBT Latino activist from Los Angeles, CA and the Executive Producer of Trans-Visible: Bamby's story, the first U.S. documentary film about a transgender Latina leader. At the reception, we will show excerpts of the documentary, view a digital photo exhibit of Transgender Latino leaders from DC and engage in a dialogue on the importance of documenting LGBT Latin@ history projects.

7th Annual Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards Reception

Friday, October 19th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, DC

Please join us for our annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage and LGBT History months and a benefit for the Latino GLBT History Project. This event is an important opportunity to celebrate 25 years of LBGT Latino activism, support the Latino GLBT History Project, reflect on our accomplishments over the past year and honor LGBT Latinos who have made outstanding contributions our movement. Join 100 LGBTQ Latinas, Latinos and allied leaders from national and local non-profit, government and corporate sectors for a a wine reception, appetizers, entertainment and a photo exhibit documenting moments in time over the last 25 years from LGBTQ Latino activists from across the United States.

Latino LGBT History Project Volunteer Day

Saturday, October 20th from 12:00pm to 3pm at the DC Center, 1318 U St. NW, DC.

Explore Latino GLBT History! Join the Latino GLBT History Project for our monthly Historical Archives volunteer meetings organize items from our collection of memorabilia from national and local Latino GLBT activists, social personalities and local community groups and national advocacy organizations dating back to the 19802. R.S.V.P. to committee chairs, Jose Gutierrez and Esther Hidalg at or call Jose Gutierrez in advance at 202-588-0067.

Film Screening: Mosquita y Mari

Saturday November 3rd at 3pm at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St NW

Buy $10 Tickets! -

In a fast-paced immigrant community where dreams are often lost to economic survival, two young Chicanas contemplate life when they stir unexpected desires in each other. Tickets will be $10.00 and available online through Reel Affirmations website at Email with any questions.

Latino LGBT History Project Volunteer Day

Saturday, November 17th from 12:00pm to 3pm at the DC Center, 1318 U St. NW, DC.
Join the Latino GLBT History Project for our next monthly Historical Archives volunteer meeting on Saturday, November 17th from 12:00pm to 3pm at our office at the DC Center, 1318 U St. NW, DC. You will get a chance to view some of LHP's archives materials dating back to the mid-1980s. LHP has a collection of memorabilia from national and local Latino GLBT activists, social personalities and local community groups and national advocacy organizations. R.S.V.P. on Facebook at or via email to or call Jose Gutierrez in advance at 202-588-0067. Make sure you RSVP so you know our location. We will move back and forth from our storage unit and our office at the DC Center.

World AIDS Day

Saturday, December 1st

Dia Mundial de la Lucha Contra La SIDA

10:00am to 4:00pm at La Union Mall, 1401 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD

Este Dia Identity inc. esteremos realizando pruebas de VIH, condones totalmente gratis. Ven y disfruta de musica y muchas sorpresas

World AIDS Day Candle Light Vigil

5:00pm at Dupont Circle hosted by Whitman-Walker Health

QPOC Holiday Party

Saturday, December 1st at 10:00pm, U Street Corridor

Join local LGBT community members for a social community building celebration. Email if interested in additional information.

Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe!

Wednesday, December 12 at 7 pm at Metropolitan Community Church-DC, 474 Ridge St. NW, Washington, DC (5th Street Entre M & N)

MCCDC & Dignity Washington will hold a special Spanish service including a mariachi band, traditional music, and refreshments to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe.

La Unión Hace La Fuerza: Latino Institute

Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia

Part of the 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change

Join us for a national convening of LGBT Latin@ activists! Share best practices, learn from one another and build the capacity of our movement!

Rainbow Lunar New Year Celebration: A Multiethnic Happy Hour for Progress

Monday, February 11th, 2013 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Cafe Asia, 1720 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

Come join a diverse coalition of organizations serving LGBT People of Color to celebrate the Year of the Snake, as we welcome the most diverse Congress ever. Joining us will be Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA), the first ever LGBT person of color elected to the Congress.  COST: FREE! Light Refreshments will be served. No host bar. Come and have a drink with us to celebrate ALL of our communities’ achievements!m R.S.V.P. on Facebook. Co-Sponsors inlcude: Latino GLBT History Project, LULAC, APALA< APIQUA, APIQS, Center for Black Equity, KhushDC, NAPAWF, NBJC, The Raben Group and Unid@s.

LHP Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, February 28th, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at The DC Center, 1318 U Street, Washington, DC

Complete Volunteer Orientation form and RSVP to Jesse Garcia at Opportunities for new volunteers to learn to get involved in 2013 events and programs!

MEGA Networking Event by CAGLCC

March 13, 2013 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Town Danceboutique*, 2009 8th Street NW, DC

The 5th annual and largest LGBT professional networking and social event of the year! LHP will participate in the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce  to connect with dozens of other LGBT networking and professional groups to mix, mingle and have a great time. There is NO COVER. There were 38 Community Partners in 2012 and there were over 1,600 attendees of this FREE event in both 2011 and 2012. Please register here:

March Volunteer Orientation Day

March 23rd from 2:000 PM – 3:00 PM at LHP Offfice at the DC Center, 1318 U Street NW, DC

Please join us for a face to face meeting with LHP Board Members to learn about opportunities in 2013. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. You are welcome to join the Archives Committee from 3 to 4pm following the meeting. LHP Board member Jesse Garcia is the contact for this event.  Archives Committee Volunteer Day March 23rd from 2:000 PM – 4:00 PM - Meet at 2pm at LHP Offfice at the DC Center, 1318 U Street NW, DC. Please join us to make an inventory and organize, classify and catalog the archives to have a better understanding of the historic materials in our collection as we prepare them to create various historical 2013 exhibits. Please R.S.V.P. directly to LHP founder and board member Jose Gutierrez at 202-588-0067.

Czar Ball Fundraiser by the Imperial Court of Washignton, DC

Saturday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM at Remington's, 639 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC

All proceeds will go to The Imperial Court of Washington, DC and the Reign I Charities (Mautner Project, ROSMY, Casa Ruby).

U.S. Supreme Court Rally to Repeal DOMA

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 26-27th at 10am at U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC

Help Us Support Love and Commitment Around the Supreme Court Hearings on Marriage Equality!

R.S.V.P to LHP President David M. Perez at to join the LHP contingent.

Sign up for March 26th and March 27th!

DC Council Candidates Community Forum

March 26, 2013 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Camino Real Restaurant, 5217 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011

Please join us for a community forum with the At‐Large DC Council candidates running for the April 23rd Special Election. Open and free to the public. Hosted by the District of Columbia Latino Caucus, Latino GLBT History Project, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Washington Hispanic, Metro Diversity and DCiReporter.  For more information: or 202‐526‐1847.   Watch live at:

2013 Sheroes of the Movement Reception

March 27, 2013 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Fathom Creative, 1333 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20011

Join the Mayor's Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Affairs, Fathom Creative, the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy & Initiatives, the DC Department of Health, and The Mautner Project as we honor five women who have made a significant impact and contribution to the LGBT community and the movement! Light Refreshments. R.S.V.P. required.

A10: Citizenship for 11 Million Immigration Reform March

April 10th  at 2:30 pm Meet up; 3pm march to the US Capitol, Washington, DC

R.S.V.P. on Facebook. Join LHP rally leads Jose L. Plaza, Wil Gutierrez, Nancy Cañas & José Ramirez will meet up at 2:30pm at the red brick Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle), 1000 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC.

Bless Me Ultima Screening

April 24th at 7:30pm at AMC Georgetown 14 Theatres, 3111 K Street, Nw, Washington, District of Columbia 20007

Saturday, April 27th at Dupont Circle from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Volunteer for a 2 hour shift for LHP's outreach booth at the annual youth pride celebration in Dupont Circle. Email DPerez @ to sign-up. Set-up starts at 11:30am.

Dusk – A Party for Women and Their Friends

Friday, May 3rd at the Hotel Helix Patio, 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW from 8:00pm – 1:00am

What’s better than a spring evening in DC on a beautiful outdoor patio? Add a night of great music, terrific people and fabulous giveaways and you have a party. DJ Rosie, voted Best DJ by Washington Blade in their annual Best of Gay DC poll in 2012, will be spinning all night.

Pink & Purple Awards Brunch

Sunday, May 5th at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW from 10:30am – 2:00pm

Honoring Jeffery Wright and Robert Raben. Table sponsorship support The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and $125 single tickets support The Task Force Action Fund.

DC Latino Pride Planning Meeting

Saturday, May 4th at LHP Office, DC Center Conference Room, 1318 U Street NW from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Join us for pizza and planning the 7th Annual DC Latino Pride activities. RSVP to co-chairs Wil Gutierrez & Jose L. Plaza at

Immigration Reform Town Hall

Wednesday, May 8th at LHP Office, 6 to 8 pm at the Naval Historic Center Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Come engage with community leaders & immigration experts in a discussion of Congressional efforts to pass immigration reform this year.  Help us mobilize the Latino community to take action! We would love to have you attend. Light refreshments.  *Please note this event is free of charge and open to the public. To RSVP: Download the Flyer to share!

Bless Me Ultima Screening

May 8th at 7:30pm at AMC Georgetown 14 Theatres, 3111 K Street, Nw, Washington, District of Columbia 20007

DC Latino Pride Planning Meeting

Sunday, May 12th at LHP Office, DC Center Conference Room, 1318 U Street NW from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Join us for pizza and planning the 7th Annual DC Latino Pride activities. RSVP to co-chairs Wil Gutierrez, Jose L. Plaza, Enrique Coronado at

DC Mayor's GLBT Affairs Advisory Committee Public Meeting

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at 441 4th St. NW, DC (Room 1107)

Join this meeting. Public statements allowed.

Capital Trans Pride

Saturday, May 18th National City Christian Church / 5 Thomas Circle, NW from  10:00am to 4:00pm

*Sign up for a 2 hours shit at the LHP outreach booth (9:30-11:30am; 11:30am-1:30pm; 1:30pm -4pm):

DC Black Pride Festival

Sunday, May 26th from noon to 6:00pm at Francis-Stevens School (tentative location)

Sign up for a 2.5 hour shift at the DC Black Pride Cultural Arts & Wellness Festival from 11am -1:30pm; 1:30-3:30pm; 3:30-5:30pm: