SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 20, 7pm | Voz Alta – PLGP Opening Reception at Q Center. Evening of poetry, music and celebrating this year’s Mariposa Award Recipients, and saying GRACIAS to Sponsors & Volunteers.
Made up of community volunteers, in 2006 Portland Latino Gay Pride partnered with El Hispanic News and the Jupiter Hotel to organize the first Portland Latino Gay Pride (PLGP)–the goal, to recognize the talents and contributions of Gay Latinos and Latinas. Since then, PLGP has grown tremendously. This organization now holds members from various organizations that serve the gay, Latino and general population around Portland. One of PLGP’s central goals is broaden the Pride experience in Oregon by bringing the community together.
About the Author
In additon to being a regular QBlog contributor, Barbara brings more than 25 years of executive nonprofit management experience to Q Center’s program as Executive Director. She was the executive director of the LGBTQ Community Center in San Jose, California, was a founding member of the LGBTQ Center in Phoenix, Arizona and also founded the Lesbian Resource Project in Tempe, Arizona. Barbara served as President of the Silicon Valley Association of United Way Agencies and representing more than 1,400 organizations during her time there. Recently, Barbara served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Centers (CenterLink). Additionally, she served as executive director of an international LGBT choral arts organization. On the political front, Barbara led Arizona’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization and was the first open Lesbian to run for public office in Arizona.