Héroes Latinos LGBTQ
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage & LGBTQ History Months
On September 12, the Latino GLBT History Project will debut the complete digital collection of breathtaking Héroes Latinos LGBTQ exhibition which showcases more than 90 LGBTQ Latino/a community members through black and white photographs by Kevin Kenner and their brief biographies collected since 2009. The full digital exhibit will be released online through a series of posts in September and October. More information at www.latinoglbthistory.org/exhibit.
LHP exhibit co-chairs LHP Vice President Esther Hidalgo and LHP Founder Jose Gutierrez.
A poster exhibit featuring a selection of the photographs of the heroes with their biographies will be on display from September 15th through October 31st at the Latin American Youth Center, Mt. Pleasant Library, Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, and The DC LGBT Center. Click on the name above of each location for hours. More information at www.latinoglbthistory.org/exhibit.
On September 26, Latino GLBT History Project board members David M. Pérez & VP Alexa Rodriguez of Empoderate!, and Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera of HRC will speak to Peace Corp LGBT & Hispanic resource groups for a special Hispanic Heritage presentation. Latino GLBT History Project founder Jose Gutierrez will speak on a panel about the history of the Latino community in metropolitan Washington, DC on September 27, 2014 AT the Historical Society of Washington, DC.
The Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs will host a series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Please go to OLA's website for more information at http://ola.dc.gov/. Fiesta DC is Sept. 21st.
Oct. 11 - National Coming Out Day
Oct. 15 - National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Oct. 16th - Spirit Day
Nov. 20th -Transgender Remembrance Day
Dec. 1 - Worlds AIDS Day
Héroes Latinos LGBTQ
The 'Héroes Latinos LGBTQ' exhibition showcases more than ninety lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Latina and Latino community members through breathtaking black and white photographs by Kevin Kenner. The exhibit features community leaders, activists, students, artists and professionals who work at the intersection of the Latino and LGBTQ communities in metropolitan Washington, D.C. to advance social justice, dialogue and understanding among our residents. Their stories are those of empowerment and Latino/a pride. They are brilliant examples of human beings making positive contributions to society. Their unique stories about life, love and the struggle to survive show real life examples of LGBTQ Latinas and Latinos living and working in our nation’s capital. For more inspiring photographs and stories go o www.LatinoGLBTHistory.org
The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) would like to thank the District of Columbia Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, ¡Empodérate! Youth Center at La Clínica del Pueblo, Brother, Help Thyself, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Esther Hidalgo, Jose Gutierrez, the LHP board and volunteers for making this exhibit possible.
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 LGBTQ community in metropolitan Washington, D.C. www.LatinoGLBTHistory.org.
9th Annual Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards Reception
Friday September 12, 2014
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Human Rights Campaign Equality Forum, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Please join 100 LGBTQ Latinas, Latinos and ally movers and shakers from national and local non-profit, government and corporate sectors for our annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage and LGBTQ History months and a benefit for the Latino GLBT History Project. This event is an important opportunity to celebrate LGBTQ Latino activism, support the Latino GLBT History Project, reflect on our accomplishments over the past year and honor LGBTQ Latinos who have made outstanding contributions our movement.A wine reception with hors d'oeuvres and entertainment will follow the awards ceremony honoring our LGBTQ Latino leaders, and a digital exhibit of 90 photographs and biographies from LHP's Héroes Latinos LGBTQ collection. The event co-chairs are Joanna Cifredo, FireBreathingTGirl.com and David M. Pérez, President, Latino GLBT History Project.
Felipe Sousa Rodriguez, Managing Deputy Director, United We Dream
Gabriela Garcia, Health Educator, NovaSalud - Sophia Carrero Community Award
Ruben J. Gonzales, Chief Development Officer, United Cerebral Palsy - Latino Leadership Award
Lena Hernandez, Associate, D&P Creative Strategies - Latina Leadership Award
Partners: ¡Empodérate! of La Clínica del Pueblo, GLOV DC, Grupo Dignity Latino Washington, Latin Ameican Youth Center, Mayor's Office of GLBT Affairs, Metropolitan Community Church Washington DC, Trans-Latina Coalition, Rumba Latina, Armando Valentino Graphic Design, Danny Fowler, Tagg Magazine, CapitalWirePR, El Zol 107.9fm.
Event Co-Chairs: Joanna Cifredo, FireBreathingTGirl.com & David M. Pérez, President, LHP
Padrino & Madrina Hosts
Jeremy Ayers, Leti Gomez, Adam Luna, Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera & Lisa Emina Weiner-Mahfuz, Ben Francisco Maulbeck, Russell Roybal, Luis Torres & Thomas Nasvytis
Host Committee Members
Charles Allen, Nancy Cañas & Ana Gomez, Jose Gutierrez, Wil Gutierrez, Sergio Lopez, Paul Marengo, Michael Martinez, Jose Plaza, May Sifuentes, Jennifer Sanchez
Past Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Award Honorees
The Latino GLBT History Project board of directors has honored LGBTQ Latina/o leaders from metropolitan Washington, DC during the annual Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards for their efforts to increase the visibility of, empower, and advocate for LGBTQ Latinas and Latinos in metropolitan Washington, DC. Past award recipient listed below.
2013: Gladys Gonzalez, Candy Cintron, Roxana Olivas, Dave Montez
2012: Jocelyn Carrillo, Catherine Pino, Russell D. Roybal, Bamby Salcedo
2010: Connie Utada, Ingrid Duran, Miguel Ayala, Augusto Paredes-Ubillus, Luz Clarita, Candy Wrapper
2009: Lisbeth Melendes-Rivera, Diego Sanchez, Marta Alvarado, Gladys Gonzalez, Maria Cecilia Zea, Luigi Buitrago, Ignacio Aguirre
2008: Laura Esquivel, Dilicia Molina, Gigi Couture, Fiorela Bandorfino, Ivan Ortiz-Torrez, Hector Torrez
2007: Yajaira Arreaza, Eva Young, Victoria Armani, Mario Acosta-Velez, Jose Ucles, Ruby Corado
2006: Frank Yurrita, Letitia Gomez, Omar Reyes, Rick Mendoza, Sophia Carrero, Yolanda Santiago
Héroes Latinos LGBTQ Photo Exhibit
Photographs and brief biographies of the following LGBTQ Latino/a leaders will be featured in the online photo exhibit release online over 45 day: September 15th through October 31st at www.Facebook.com/LatinoGLBTHistory. A preview of the exhibit will be featured at the September 12th awards ceremony.
Tanya Argujo Bautista
Gigi Paris Courture
Manuel J. Diaz Ramirez
Martin Alfonso Elcorrobarrutia Castillo
Felix Montes (Alana Vancroft)
Sofia "Diego el Sabroso" Gaggero
Ernesto "Tito" Gutierrez
"Sylvanna Duvél" (Jorge Henandez)
Andres Edwin Lizama
Ashley Nicole lopez
Eddie (Boy Eddie) Ortiz
W. David Pacheco
Lucia G. Perillan
Catherine M. Pino
Jose L. Plaza
Marco Antonio Quiroga
Roxy Milorf *Rocky Correas)
Rosa Roldan Torres
María de Jesús Serna
Jorge Andres Soto
Anahomi Briyit Vasquez
Maria Cecilia Zea