The Latino GLBT History Project will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month & LGBT History months in September and October 2013 with a series of events in the nation’s capital honoring the history LGBTQ Latinos. Please join us for one or more of the following events.
8th Annual Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards Reception
Date: Friday, September 27, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
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 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.
Nominate award recipients here. Send your recommendations to the selection committee.
2012 Honorees: Jocelyn Carrillo, Majestic, Catherine Pino, D&P Creative Strategies, Russell Roybal, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and a special tribute to Bamby Salcedo, Trans-Latina Coalition.
2011: Special Guest Congresswoman Eleanor Norton Holmes
2010: Miguel Ayala, Ingrid Duran, Connie Utada, Luz Clarita, Augusto Paredes, Candy Wrapper , Fuego’s Ball Busters Softball Team, Empodérate! Youth Program of La Clínica del Pueblo, DC Metropolitan Police Department, Latino Liaison Unit
2009: Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera, Marta Alvarado, Maria Cecilia Zea, Gladys Gonzalez, Diego Sanchez, Luigi Buitrago, Ignacio Aguirre, Empodérate! Youth Program of La Clínica del Pueblo
2008: Laura Esquivel, Dilcia Molina, Gigi Paris Couture, Fiorela Bandorfino, Ivan Ortiz-Torres, Hector Torres
2007: Yajaira Arreaza, Eva Young, Victoria Armani, Ruby Corado, Mario Acosta-Velez and Jose Ucles.
2006: Letitia Gomez. Yolanda Santiago, Frank Yurrita. Rick Mendoza. Omar Reyes, Sophia Carrero
DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, Brother Help Thyself, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, ¡Empodérate! of La Clínica del Pueblo, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Human Rights Campaign, Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, William Grant & Sons
2013 Padrino & Madrina Hosts
Ingrid Duran & Catherine Pino, David Damian Figueroa, Russell Roybal, Luis Torres & Thomas Nasvytis
2013 Host Committee Members
Paul Marengo, Sergio Lopez, Raul Olivo
To view a list of Latino GLBT History Project sponsors, click here. For more information about the 8th Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards Reception sponsorship opportunities email David M. Pérez at DPerez@LatinoGLBTHistory.org.
Padrinos & Madrinas: We also invite you to become a "Madrina" or "Padrino" and commit to recruiting 5 friends to attend and celebrate LGBT Latino activism! Your name will be listed on event invitations. Contact David M. Pérez at dperez@LatinoGLBTHistory.org for more information. Deadline for Madrina & Padrino Hosts or Host Committee Members to be printed in the program.
Planning Committee: The Latino GLBT History Project Board of Directors, Advisory Committee Members and volunteers. If you are interested in serving on the planning committee, joining the host committee, sponsoring or volunteering for this event, please email DPerez@LatinoGLBTHistory.org.