Upcoming Events

Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit Open House, Dupont Circle, Thurs, September from 5-9pm
The Metropolitan Police Department’s Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit, along with our community partners are proud to bring you an open house at the GLLU office located in the heart of Dupont Circle! Come and enjoy refreshments and conversation as we work together to build safe and healthy communities throughout the District of Columbia. This event will bring together members of the Metropolitan Police Department, several civic and community organizations, as well as businesses and local officials. There’s no better time to get together and work to prevent crime and the fear of crime! Your input and your presence is requested! More Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/488274144536656/
Come and enjoy an evening of:
-HIV Testing and Prevention Information
-Resource Gathering
-Getting to know those who serve you!

You Are Invited to Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Advocacy and Outreach --- Join the USDA and The National Farmworker Women’s Alliance for a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and community awareness event highlighting 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.
Date:      Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Time:     4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: USDA (Jefferson St Entrance) Whitten Patio, 1400 Independence Ave S.W., Washington, DC
RSVP to:  Christine Chavez – Christine.Chavez@osec.usda.gov

Gala Hispanic Theatre offers discounted $20 tickets for LHP supporters to In Spite of Love on Friday, October 5th / El desdén con el desdén en Español (with English surtitles) - Call  202-234-7174 or go the box office in Columbia Heights & mention the LHP for the discount. 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. More info: http://www.galatheatre.org/galita.php?cmd=loadEvent&id=109

History, Preservation & Documentaries: Trans-Visible  -- Saturday, October 13 from 5-7 p.m. in Washington, DC. - http://www.facebook.com/events/185674181567029/

Join the Latino GLBT History Project for a special afternoon to learn about the importance of historical preservation, important leaders in our community and how you can get involved to support the first every documentary being produced about the life of a Transgender Latina community advocate.

The Latino GLBT History Project will feature an exhibit of Transgender Latino leaders, a video presentation on the life of California LGBT Latino activist Roland Valencia and much more! Bamby Salcedo received the L
atino GLBT History Project's Sylvia Rivera Leadership Award in July 2012 for her advocacy on behalf of the Transgender Latino community.

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 and engage in a dialogue on the importance of documenting LGBT Latin@ history projects. Below, please see a link to a trailer about the film and to the Kickstarter campaign. The event will be held at place and adddress on Saturday, October 13 from 5-7 p.m. in Washington, DC.

This documentary film is an inspirational story about Bamby Salcedo, a Trans Latina woman, now a renowned international leader, who at an early age confronted entire systems of oppression such as police and state-sponsored violence, religious institutions, legal and educational systems, machismo, family rejection and prison systems both in Mexico and in the U.S..

This film will educate the public about the resilience of Trans people in the face of adversity, and it will also reveal how connected we are through the shared values of love, courage, commitment and compassion for one another.


7th Annual Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards Reception

Date: Friday, October 19, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Human Rights Campaign Equality Forum, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
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. This year, our event will take place at the Human Rights Campaign Equality Forum with a wine reception, appetizers and entertainment. Join 100 LGBTQ Latinas, Latinos and allied movers and shakers from national and local non-profit, government and corporate sectors.

Latino LGBT History Project Volunteer Day
Explore Latino GLBT History!

Join the Latino GLBT History Project for our monthly Historical Archives volunteer meetings from 12:00pm to 3pm at the DC Center, 1318 U St. NW, DC. The committee chairs, Jose Gutierrez and Esther Hidalgo, will train volunteers to organize and catalog our 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.

Upcoming meetings is on Saturday, October 20th. R.S.V.P. to EHidalgo@LatinoGLBTHistory.org 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 Street Northwest  Washington, DC 20036 Tickets will be $10.00 and available online through Reel Affirmations website at http://www.reelaffirmations.org/.

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.

Through a partnership with OLA, LHP is recruiting DREAM students who qualify for DACA / Deffered Action. OLA will sponsor their registration fees for the process with USCIS. Email DPerez@LatinoGLBTHistory.org if you are interested.