Boston Pride Announces Latin@ Pride Week Held September 21-28
Boston, Mass – Boston Pride announced last week that the theme for the 2013 Latin@ Pride week is, “Unidos, Empoderados, y Siguiendo Hacia Adelante.” The theme; United, Empowered and Moving Forward, represents the importance of having an inclusive environment for LGBTQ Latinos to come together with their community and allies to empower each other. Latin@ Pride 2013 will be held from September 21st through September 28th.
“Latin@ Pride Week exists to provide educational and social events for the Greater Boston Latino LGBT community,” said Patricia Arevalo, Latin@ Pride Committee Chair. “Uniting organizations in Boston that serve the LGBTQ community of color is extremely important, especially now during a time when legislation is under consideration for both the LBGTQ and Latin communities. The only way we can truly empower ourselves and move forward is by coming together.” [pullquote]“Latin@ Pride Week exists to provide educational and social events for the Greater Boston Latino LGBT community,” said Patricia Arevalo, Latin@ Pride Committee Chair.[/pullquote]
In 2012, Latin@ Pride transitioned responsibilities of developing the programming over to Boston Pride. Since attaining these responsibilities, the week of events has grown considerably and a record number of the Latino LGBT community, allies and supporters are expected to participate in events throughout the week.
The Latin@Pride Committee produces events and activities that aim to create a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for Latino LGBT to gather, thrive, network and forge community connections. On September 15th Boston Pride will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with CONTROVERSY on the WATER: Latin@ Pride Boat Cruise (www.bostonpride.org/boatcruise/) to benefit Latin@ Pride and will help fund the events throughout Latin@ Pride Week, which will include:
Saturday, September 15, 2013
5 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – CONTROVERSY on the WATER: Latin@ Pride Boat Cruise
Location: One Long Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts
Entertainment: Lakia Mondale and TWERKIN on BOAT Contest
Saturday, September 21, 2013
8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Latino@ Pride Awards Reception, The Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W Newton St, Boston; Entertainment: Mario Arévalo, Singer and Pride Idol 2012 Winner
9:30 p.m.- 2 a.m. – Latin@ Pride Kickoff Party & Pride Pageant, The Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W Newton St, Boston Special Guest Yara Sofia from Logos Rupaul’s Drag Race.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
If you can feel it, you can Speak it – Open Mic Night; Visit Bostonpride.org/latinopride for Time/Location to be announced
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Panel discussion of Immigration in the Latin@ LGBQ/T Community, Harriet Tubman House, 566 Columbus Avenue, Boston
10 p.m. – Latin Wednesday @ Rumor: Celebrating Latino Pride
Rumor, 100 Warrenton St. Boston, MA
Friday, September 27, 2013
9 p.m. – Queer Endeavors
Visit Bostonpride.org/latinopride for Location to be announced
Produced By LOCS Collective, Inc.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
10 p.m. – Controversy: Latin Pride FINALE PARTY! , Machine Nightclub, 1254 Boylston St, Boston, MA
More information on 2013 Latin@ Pride Week – Unidos, Empoderados, y Siguiendo Hacia Adelante – can be found at www.bostonpride.org/latinopride/
About Latin@ Pride
Latin@ Pride, an advocacy arm of Boston Pride, exists to provide educational and social events for the greater Boston Latin@ LGBT community and allies. Its goal is to create a welcoming, supportive, inclusive environment for Latino LGBT people to gather, thrive, network and forge community connections.
About Boston Pride
Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility and dignity, we educate, communicate and advocate by building and strengthening community connections.
[From a News Release]