17 Jul 2013
July 17, 2013
I want to extend a personal invitation for you to join me at this weekend’s Portland Latino Gay Pride Celebration, July 20 & 21! For the past eight years, a group of us, have volunteered our time and energy to bring our community together and celebrate the Latino/a LGBTQ experience.
Our goal: to broaden the Pride celebration in Oregon, highlight the Latino/a LGBTQ experience, and bring our communities together. Along the way, we’ve created the annual Mariposa Awards, recognizing outstanding people and organizations, contributed to Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Scholarship Program and established the PLGP Scholarship, through Equity Foundation, the first Latino/a LGBTQ college scholarship in Oregon.
To learn more about this years celebration visit our website www.latinogaypridepdx.com and check out these links:
For me, PLGP has special meaning. I’ve never been shy to become involved and dedicate my time to my community. I admit though, I have held myself back and have been reluctant to share all of me. Portland Latino Gay Pride has changed that. Now I am doing and living, in the manner my parents taught me, “take pride in who you are and where you come from, never be afraid of hard work, count your blessings, y siempre (always) lend a hand.”
Gracias for your support and hope to see you this weekend!
PS – if you are unable to attend, share information and encourage others to participate.
Q Center is a proud Latino Pride sponsor again this year! See you at the events!