June is typically Pride Month, but our pride won't be contained to one month alone. Our queer community is so awesome, we have three different pride events! Tonight we focus on Latino Gay Pride and we welcome organizers of this festival, including David Martinez, Vanessa La Torre, and Alejandro Juarez. Joaquin Lopez and Nurys Herrera perform live music during the show too.
The show started with Khalil Edwards joining us by phone to discuss the work of Portland PFLAG, the different chapters of PFLAG, and their upcoming fundraiser.
Next David shares the history of Portland's Latino Gay Pride, and Vanessa lets us know about the special Chicas Celebration happening on Sat July 16.
Joaquin and Nurys share a poem: I Can't Remember, and a song: Embrace Me. These talented musicians are part of Voz Alta: Amor Indocumentado.
The rest of the show features more live music from Joaquin and Nurys, and more details on other festival events. As a reminder, everyone is welcome at the Portland Latino Gay Pride events, including families at the Voz Alta performance, the Chicas brunch and the La Lucha Festival, since these are all ages events.
And tune in next week, Tuesday July 12, to hear from Electrogals.
Thanks for listening. Until next time, stay proud & live out loud!