Hispanic LGBT Heritage Tickets & Sponsorships


The Latino GLBT History Project will celebrate Hispanic Heritage & LGBTQ History months in September and October 2014 with an awards ceremony and an exhibit in the nation’s capital celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ Latinas and Latinos--Celebrating 5 Years of "Héroes Latinos LGBTQ" photo exhibition. Please join us for one or more of the following events. Purchase TICKETS or get SPONSORSHIP info.
*Save the date graphic above includes hosts and sponsors as of August 1st. 
Héroes Latinos LGBTQ
Photo Exhibition

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.

DC Poster Exhibit 

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 CenterMt. 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.

Panel Discussions

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.

Partner Events

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.

Special Observances

Sep. 15 - Oct 15 - Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct. 1-31 - LGBT History Month
Oct. 16th - Spirit 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

or www.Facebook.com/LatinoGLBTHistory.


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



Platinum Sponsors: DC Mayor's Office on Latino AffairsNational Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Gold Sponsors: Brother Help Thyself, DC Office of Human RightsD&P Creative Strategies 

Silver Sponsors: League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Stonewall Kickball

Bronze Sponsors: Center for Black Equity, Juan Alvarez, Joseph Macias & Elliot Dowling, Ben Francisco Maulbeck, NovaSalud, Reasons, The DC Center

Reception Hosts: Human Rights Campaign & Flowers on 14th

Partners: ¡Empodérate! of La Clínica del PuebloGLOV DCGrupo Dignity Latino Washington, Latin Ameican Youth Center, Mayor's Office of GLBT AffairsMetropolitan 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


General Ticket - $30

- 1 General Admission ticket

Host Committee Ticket - $60 
- Name in printed materials 
- 1 ticket

Padrino & Madrina Host Committee
Tickets - $150
-Name on e-invitations
-Name in printed materials 
- 2 tickets

Community Scholarships
-Student & Low Income Tickets Available
-Email JChavez@LatinoGLBTHistory.org for more information.

Bronze Sponsor - $250
- Logo in printed program booklet & PowerPoint
- Link from event website
- 2 tickets

Silver Sponsor - $500
-Logo in program booklet & PowerPoint at event

- Half page ad space in program
- Link from event website
- 2 tickets

Gold Sponsor - $1,000
- Company name mentioned during program
- Logo placement in e-promotional materials
- Full page ad in program booklet
- Featured logo placement in Program Book & PowerPoint
- Link from event website
- 4 tickets

Platinum Sponsor - $2,000
- Company name & representative mentioned during the program
- Featured logo and web link in two event promotional emails
- Logo placement on printed promotional materials 
- Full page ad in program booklet & PowerPoint
- Premier Logo placement in PowerPoint & Program 
- Link from event website
- 8 tickets

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.

Ivan       Aguilar

Ignacio  Aguirre

Tico        Alameida

Marta    Alvarado

Nilda      Aponte

Tanya    Argujo Bautista

Yajaira   Arreaza

Miguel  Ayala

Gilmo    Beltran

Luigi       Buitrago

Hilary     Burger

Nancy   Cañas

Sophia  Carrero

Jocelyn Carrillo

Marco   Castro

Ernesto                Cedeno

Joanna  Cifredo

Candy   Cintron

Manuel   Cosme

Gigi Paris  Courture

Jorge     Delgado

Manuel J.  Diaz Ramirez

Ingrid    Duran

Martin  Elcorrobarrutia

Martin Alfonso  Elcorrobarrutia Castillo

Laura     Esquivel

Felix Montes (Alana Vancroft)

Fausto  Fernandez

Sofia "Diego el Sabroso" Gaggero

Jesse     Garcia

Robert  Giron

Ana        Gomez

Letitia    Gomez

Ruben   Gonzales

Ana        Gonzalez

Amanda    Gutierrez

Ernesto "Tito"    Gutierrez

Jose       Gutierrez

Wilmer Gutierrez

Luciano Guzman

Jack        Harrison-Quintana

Lena      Hernandez

Esther   Hidalgo

"Sylvanna Duvél"  (Jorge Henandez)

Kevin     Kenner

Andres Edwin    Lizama

Alan       Lopez

Ashley Nicole     lopez

Consuella            Lopez

Margarita            Lopez

Beatriz  Lucia

Jai           Martin

Michelle               Medrano

Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera

Dilcia      Molina

Oskar    Moran

Fidel      Morin

Raul       Olivio

Yamilect               Orellena

Eddie (Boy Eddie)   Ortiz

W. David              Pacheco

David     Perez

Lucia G.                Perillan

Catherine M.     Pino

Jose L.   Plaza

Marco Antonio  Quiroga

Boe        Ramirez

Jose       Ramirez

German               Roa

Roxy Milorf  *Rocky Correas)

Ana        Rodriguez

Olga       Rodriguez

Rosa      Roldan Torres

Angela  Rondon

Jamaica                Rouge

Francisco             Ruiz

Diego    Sanchez

Jennifer               Sanchez

Paul       Scott

María de Jesús  Serna

May       Sifuentes

Lazaro   Solorzano

Jorge Andres     Soto

Joaquin                Tamayo

Hector  Torres

Daniel   Trejo

Anahomi Briyit Vasquez

Johnny Vasquez

Valerie  Villalta

Ana        Washington

Candy   Wrapper

Eva         Young

Frank     Yurita

Hector  Zarate

Maria Cecilia       Zea

Beatriz  Zuluaga