Community leaders form first-of-its-kind LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x coalition in San Diego CountyAround the City, Online Only, Top Highlights Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Local leaders, activists call on San Diego’s LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x community to come together to provide unified voice of resistance
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — As the Trump administration continues to attack the basic civil rights of immigrants and underrepresented communities across the nation and roll back protections of the LGBTQ+ community, local queer, transgender, bisexual, lesbian and gay Latino/a/x community members have announced the formation of the San Diego County LGBTQ Latinx Coalition – a new alliance of community members, activists and leaders from across the region designed to give voice to the specific needs and priorities of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x community.
In an e-mail to the community last week, Carolina Ramos from The San Diego LGBT Community Center, Fernando Lopez from San Diego Pride, Nick Serrano from Assemblymember Todd Gloria’s office and City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez issued a call to San Diego’s LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x community to come together and work to enhance the capacity of our community’s ability to build a movement and mobilize.
“We see a need for one unified voice in San Diego County that will be able to speak to the unique experiences and culture of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x community as well as be an advocate for their priorities. That’s what we intend for this coalition to do,” said Nick Serrano, a spokesman for the San Diego County LGBTQ Latinx Coalition. “That’s why we are calling on all of our LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x community members in San Diego County to join the Coalition, come to our inaugural meeting Sept. 25 to build a movement and help be a bold voice for the community.”
The San Diego LGBTQ Latinx Coalition will host its first official meeting Sept. 25at The San Diego LGBT Community Center (3909 Centre Street in San Diego) beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will feature guest speakers and a collaborative conversation about the coalition’s vision and agenda for the future. All LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Individuals who would like to attend should RSVP here. A Facebook event invitation is also live and can be accessed here.
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