Latin@ Pride Week, “SOMOS”, presented by Puertas Abiertas, a program of Wingspan, Southern Arizona’s LGBTQ Community Center, will start the week of festivities on Saturday, September 14 with the Kickoff Fiesta featuring a Mr. and Mrs. Latin@ Pride Pageant at IBTs, 616 North 4th Avenue.
The week long festival includes:
- Sunday, Sept. 15th – Dia de la Familia/Family Day Picnic
- Monday, Sept. 16th – LGBTQ and Allies Art Show “SOMOS”
- Tuesday, Sept. 17th – a film screening of “Margarita”
- Wednesday, Sept. 18th – Food Trucks and Drag Show dedicated to Tucson’s very own Latina daughter, Linda Ronstadt.
- Thursday, Sept. 19th – Storytelling, Tradiciones y Transiciones/ Traditions and Transitions
- Friday, Sept. 20th – and a 21+ dance Party at the Club Congress hosted by DJ Dirtyverbs with Jerry Che Diaz
For more information go to the Puertas Abiertas Facebook page.
This is the 3rd year that Odyssey Storytelling and Fluxx Studio and Gallery are collaborating with Puertas Abiertas to present stories from a LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) perspective and it always proves to be entertaining and enlightening. The show is at Fluxx, 416 E. 9th Street at 7 p.m.
Puertas Abiertas is Wingspan’s social and outreach project for LGBT Latin@s. The group holds regular meetings, hosts events, forums, and educational and social events; bringing Latin@s together to celebrate their heritage and LGBT pride.