D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and three LGBT activists will speak during tonight’s DC Latino Pride La Plática panel discussion at the Human Rights Campaign office at 1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW.
Jose Gutierrez, founder of the Latino GLBT History Project, Letitia Gomez, editor of Queer Brown Voices and Maria Alejandra Salas-Baltuano, education organizer at Many Languages One Voice will lead the discussion starting at 6 p.m.
At 8 p.m., Mayor Bowser will deliver a speech.
An appetizers and wine reception precede the event. Attendees can also view a historical HIV exhibit and receive free HIV testing.
Though the event is free, a $5 donation is suggested.
On tap for Capital Pride on Friday, June 10 in the neighborhood…
5th Annual DC Latino Pride is Friday, June 10 from 6 to 9 pm at Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th Street NW. Presented by the Latino GLBT History Project, Friday evening’s program features a networking reception with hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a historical exhibit, a panel discussion on marriage equality and bi-national same-sex couples, high impact cultural performances, and informational health, social service, cultural and business resources from local corporate, non-profit and government entities.
Pride Shabbat Services at DC Jewish Community Center, 16th and Q Streets NW. Time is 8:30 to 10 pm.