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"Tres Gotas de Agua" Screening & 
Charla with Marco Castro-Bojorquez
Hosted by LCDP's ¡Empodérate! Program & 
the Latino GLBT History Project 

         Community Partners:                                                                      Sponsor:                  

         Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

         Famila es Familia               Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs      

         Latin American Youth Center Project Stripes  

         League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

         Whitman-Walker Health

Quién: Programa ¡Empodérate! de LCDP y el Proyecto Histórico de la Comunidad Latina GLBT invitan a los jóvenes Latinos, familias, proveedores de servicios, activistas y miembros de la comunidad a…

Qué: La proyección de "Tres Gotas de Agua" & Charla acerca de jóvenes y familia LGBT con Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Educador Comunitario,  Lambda Legal oficina dLos Ángeles  & Sergio López, Director  del  Programación del proyecto Freedom to Mary's Familia es Familia.

Cuándo: Viernes 19 de Julio de 4:30PM a 5:45PM

Dónde: ¡Empodérate! Youth Center, 3055 Mount Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 (a dos cuadras del Metro de Columbia Heights en la Línea Verde o rutas de Metro Bus: 42, 43, H1, H2, H4; S1 S2 S9 parada en 16th & Irving o Circulator Bus en Mt. Pleasant & Irving St.

Por qué: Para ver un conmovedor cortometraje titulado "Tres Gotas de Agua", acerca de la aceptación por parte de madres Latinas de sus hijos gay y lesbianas. Para comenzar una plática con los jóvenes y las familias acerca de estas historias. Para compartir las mejores prácticas y recursos para los proveedores de servicios y activistas para programas de aceptación familiar que trabajan con jóvenes Latinos LGBT.

RSVP: www.latinoglbthistory.org/events-schedule/specialevent. Para preguntas, por favor contacta a  DPerez@LatinoGLBTHistory.org or (202) 670-5547

Tres Gotas de Agua RSVP


Who: ¡Empodérate!  & LHP invite Latino youth, families, service providers, advocates and community members to.... 
What: Special Screening of "Tres Gotas de Agua" & Charla (Discussion) on LGBT Youth & Family with Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Community Educator, Lambda Legal Los Angeles Office & Sergio Lopez, Director of Latino Programming, Freedom to Marry's Familia es Familia project. The film and presentation will be in Spanish with English subtitles and translation provided by Mayor's Office on Latino Affaris. Reception with Food & Refreshments. Free drawing for Movie Tickets for Youth!
Where: ¡Empodérate! Youth Center, 3055 Mount Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 [2 blocks from Columbia Heights Metro on the Green Line or Metro Bus Lines: 42, 43, H1, H2, H4; S1 S2 S9 Stop at 16th & Irving or Circulator Bus at Mt. Pleasant & Irving Street]
When: Friday, July 19th from 4:30PM to 5:45PM
Why: To watch a moving 15 minute short film about Latina mothers accepting their gay and lesbian children, "Tres Gotas de Agua". To start a discussion with youth and families about these stories. To share best practices and resources for service providers and advocates for family acceptance programs working with LGBT Latino/a youth. 
RSVP: www.latinoglbthistory.org/events-schedule/specialevent. For questions, DPerez@LatinoGLBTHistory.org or (202) 670-5547. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/572551879432036/ 


Marco Castro-Bojorquez
is the Community Educator for Lambda Legal in the Western Region. Lambda Legal is the nation’s oldest and largest legal organization committed to achieving full civil rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and people with HIV or AIDS. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas. Lambda Legal achieves its mission through litigation, education, and public policy work.

Here at Lambda Legal, the Community Education team has been hard at work in forging new ways to support and empower LGBTQ youth, in 2013. In assessing the needs of the LGTBQ youth community, we have identified a lack of family acceptance for LGBTQ immigrant youth and other LGBTQ youth of color, and a lack of support for their families.

In order to address these needs, we are creating a pilot training program targeting family service providers in the Los Angeles and Portland metropolitan areas. This program will focus on increasing family acceptance in our communities by providing LGBTQ cultural competency training through immigrant lenses. By being part of this cohort, these participants will be able to better understand the complex identities and needs of LGBTQ immigrant youth and youth of color. Furthermore, we will provide technical assistance and in turn, these agencies will be asked to incorporate through programmatic changes and / or adopting LGBTQ inclusive internal policies.

The ultimate goal is to create a cohort and engage its carefully selected participants in a way that will shift their framework for approaching these issues and proactively address the needs of the LGBTQ immigrant youth, and youth of color in their care. By doing so, we will help foster a sense of cultural competency among service providers and develop new tools that will allow for greater communication and support of these LGBTQ immigrant youth and other LGBTQ youth of color, and their families in the future.

Marco previously worked as Educational Programs Director for BAYCAT : Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology in San Francisco, California. Marco was born in Sinaloa, México. He attended Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.


LHP's Pride Month Exhibit

June 1-30, 2013
Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd, MD
LGBT Latinos play a key role in advancing the LGBT Movement for equality; often while battling racial oppression, as people of color. Check out LHP's June Pride Month historical exhibit at Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910. For hours go to www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/libraries/branchinfo/ss.asp.

The items on display chronicle 20 years of LGBT Latino activism and “orgullo” (pride) from the Latino GLBT History Project archive collection. The exhibit features items from national and local Latino GLBT organizations and activists such as LLEGO, ENLACE, Jose Gutierrez and Roland Palencia. LHP Vice President Esther Hidalgo created the exhibit with LHP founder Jose Gutierrez. Wil Gutierrez organized a partnership with Friends of the Library Montgomery County and Montgomery County Public Library to make this exhibit possible.

The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit volunteer-led organization founded in April 2000 and incorporated in May 2007 to respond to the critical need to preserve and educate about Latino LGBT history.  Our mission is to investigate, collect, preserve and educate the public about the history, culture, heritage, arts, and rich social contributions of the Latino GLBT community in metropolitan Washington, D.C. 


Directions to the Silver Spring Library

bybusBy Bus

Ride On Bus #8 #9 #12 #13 #14 #22 
Metrobus #Z's; also 2 blocks from #C7 #Q2 #Y6 #Y8

bymetroBy Metro (Red Line)

From the Silver Spring stop, walk north on Colesville Rd. toward the Beltway, 4 1/2 blocks. Library is on the right.

Monday1 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday1 pm - 8 pm
Thursday10 am - 6 pm
Friday10 am - 6 pm
Saturday10 am - 6 pm

12 noon - 5 pm

Holiday Closings

Directions     Map  * 240-773-9420

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An Evening with Richard Blanco

Friday, May 17th at 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 ($100 for two tickets) are also available & include a pre-event reception with Blanco by contacting FOLMC at 240-777-0020 or visit www.folmc.org. FOLMC event contact: Ari Z. Brooks, 240-777-0020. Proceeds support LGBT books and resources for the Rockville Memorial Library. Share with your friends on Facebook!

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 on May 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The library is located at 21 Maryland Ave. Blanco, the first Latino and the first openly gay poet laureate for the presidential inauguration, will present a program of readings. 

When he was nearly two months old, Blanco’s family emigrated from Cuba to Spain, moved to New York City, and eventually settled in Florida where he was raised and educated. Blanco is the author of three books and a fourth, a bilingual triptych of poems submitted for the inauguration, to be released on May 6.

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro is honorary chair of the event and Mayor Jeffrey Z. Slavin of the Town of Somerset is chair. Event sponsors include Steven R. Snapp and Lawrence S. Jacobs, Tina M. Martin, Carol and Michael Leahy, Michael J. Bobbitt and Montgomery County Public Libraries.

“The Latino GLBT History Project is excited to partner with Friends of the Library, Montgomery County to bring Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco to the Rockville Memorial Library,” said LHP Latino Pride co-chair Wilmer Gutierrez. “His presence and memorable words shared during the second inauguration of President Barack Obama were monumental, and the Latino, immigrant and GLBT communities were proud to have one of their very own placed into the history books. LHP members look forward to hearing selections from his new book."

“FOLMC is committed to showcasing the literary talents and contributions of GLBT writers, poets and filmmakers have made to our community,” said Ari Z. Brooks, FOLMC Executive Director. For the past several years, FOLMC has funded the purchase of additional GLBT library resources and materials for Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL). It is especially significant to have as our honorary chair, County Council President Nancy Navarro who made history when she was elected the first-ever Latina to serve as the president of a county council in Maryland.” The cost for the poetry reading is $30 for an individual and $50 for a couple. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Sponsors are invited to attend a pre-event reception with Blanco. 

For sponsorship information, to register to attend or to find out more about FOLMC call 240-777-0020 or visit www.folmc.org. For more information about LHP, visit www.latinoglbthistory.org.

FOLMC Event contact: Ari Z. Brooks, 240-777-0020 or LHP Contact Wil Gutierrez at LatinoPrideChairs@LatinoGLBTHistory.org

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Screening of Gay Latino Los Angeles: Coming of Age
Hosted by the Latino GLBT History Project and M.E.Ch.A. de Georgetown 

Saturday, March 16th 
5:30 p.m. - Appetizers and Refreshments
6:00 p.m. - Film Screening
7:30 p.m. -Q&A with documentary subject Alex Aldana 
                 moderated by Christine Chavez

Georgetown University
White-Gravenor Hall, Room 202
3700 O St NW  Washington, DC 20057

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.

The Latino GLBT History Project had a Q&A with the writer in our January newsletter. Read the InformateDC article.


Gay Latino L.A. Description

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. Check out the film websiteFacebook and Official Trailer
We are living in an era where kids are being pulled in multiple directions by the endless world of information about immigration, coming out, being Latino in the U.S and the suicides of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth due to a variety of factors, including emotional bullying that occurs at school, in the home, within the community, and society at large.

The first documentary of its kind, this film aims to bring love to the home and families while attending to broken hearts. From the streets of South Central LA to the buildings of the Mid-Wilshire District, three young gay men are chronicled in their daily journeys recounting stories that reveal intimate sides of their growth as young adults in the world.

Follow the stars:
-Alex Aldana: http://www.twitter.com/TheAlexAldana - *** Alex will be at the screening on the 16th for Q&A! *** 
-Brian Pacheco: http://www.facebook.com/bspcorleto / www.twitter.com/bspcorleto
-Carlos Gomez: http://www.facebook.com/carlos.gomez.526
Plot Outline
Alex, an artsy undocumented queer man learns about finding and maintaining a healthy relationship. Brian, a UC Berkeley alum and Salvadoran activist, struggles to find a job while overcoming the fear of coming out to his mother. Carlos, a Chicano, shares the trials of growing up in a homophobic family and an equally unforgiving hood in South L.A

Film reviews on the NBC Latino and Huffington Post Voces