Latino LGBT organizers hold events that highlight intersecting struggles in TX and CA

This Friday and Saturday in Dallas the League of Latina American Citizens (LULAC) Rainbow Council will hold the Tejano Pride Reception and Summit that highlight issues of important to Latino LGBT people during Dallas Pride including family acceptance and spirituality. This is the 3rd annual Summit that the Council has organized in order to ensure that Latino LGBT people, their families and allies have the information they need to engage on issue that impact the community. Some of the organizations on the speaker's list this year include Mi Familia Vota, Equality Texas and Lambda Legal.

Next Saturday, September 27th in Los Angeles, powerful advocate Bamby Salcedo and the TransLatina Coalition will hold a fashion show called GARRAS (Groundbreaking Activism Redirecting and Reforming All Systems) to raise funds for their organizing work which centers on immigration, anti-trans discrimination, anti-hate crimes and general visibility for issues that affect trans people of color. The Translatina Coalition brings together trans Latinas from throughout the country.

These events are examples of work going on throughout the country to lift up the issues that impact LGBT people of color.