The below is excerpted directly from UnitedLatinoPride.com.

There are over 1 million Latinos in the Chicago Land Area meaning that statistically at least 30,000 fall in the LGBTQ spectrum. With such a large population, how can we not celebrate who we are?! United Latino Pride (ULP) is a group of individual community members, organizations and buisness that identify as Latino LGBTQ and allies. The group was formed to meet the need to educate and celebrate who we are as community.

The mission of ULP is to honor the diversity in our Latino LGBTQ community by coming together, celebrating and educating the community as a whole, regardless of religion, politics, or other status. ULP’s vision is to create an environment where we come together as Latino LGBTQ community and celebrate our individual lives, families and organizations, by participating in events that educate, and celebrate in public who we are and who we love.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

June 5

Doggy Play Date & Fashion Show 12-3PM @ Puptown Chicago
Puptown is located in Margate Park — 4921 N. Marine Drive — south of the field house near the corner of Marine Drive and Lawrence Avenue. It is a fun and safe place for dogs to play off-leash.

Official United Latino Pride Kick Off (BYOB) 6PM-2AM @ 2ND FLR Gallery
2ND FLR gallery is located at 903 W. 19th St. Chicago, IL 60608
2ND FLR Gallery will feature paintings from Ana Fernandez’ most recent series, Texas. Fernandez’ work has been described as “magical realism,”

June 6

Family Church Service 11AM-1PM @ Broadway United Methodist Church
Broadway United Methodist is located at 3344 N Broadway St and will include a Special Bi-lingual Service
Loud & Proud LGBTQ Youth Summit sponsored by ProjectVIDA 2-6PM @ UIC Circle Campus
An educational, empowering and fun afternoon for LGBTQ Youth complete with workshops, food and tons on giveaways!

June 7

LGBTQ Families In The Making 6-8PM @ Center On Halsted
Center on Halsted is located at 3656 North Halsted St. “Families In The Making” is a Panel Disscusion with professional, and life experience experts in adoption and marrige rights for LGBTQ couples and individuals in the state of IL.

“Latino/a Safe Zone: the Brown Side of the Rainbow” Sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Center 6-8PM @ UIC Latino Cultural Center
A training for allies to increase awareness and comfort with Latino/a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people and issues

June 8

Latina Lesbian Organizing in Chicago Presented By Lourdes Torres 6-8PM @ DePaul University (Room TBA)
A inspiring presentation on Latina organizing in Chicago in the 80s and 90s
Sponsored by Center for Latino Research, DePaul University and Amigas Latinas.

June 9

Film Screening ” Fish Out Of Water 6-8PM @ Little Village HS
Free Event sponsored by GSA and Art and Soul Productions. Screening followed by Q&A with Film Director and local church clergy.
“Fish Out Of Water” is a genre-bending feature documentary that uses animation and academic interviews to dissect the seven Bible verses used to condemn homosexuality and justify marriage discrimination.

TRANSfocus event 7-9PM @ Ann Sather’s
Event located at the 909 W. Belmont location.

June 10

Madre Apoyando Padres Aprendiendo (MAPA) Group 7-9PM @ ProjectVIDA
ProjectVIDA is located at 4045 W. 26 street. MAPA is a support group for Spanish speaking parents of LGBTQ children to develop tools for healthy relationships.
Immigration and the LGBTQ Movement” by the Rainbow Riders (Time TBA) @ Rudy Lozano Library
Rudy Lozano Library is located at 805 S. Loomis Street. Come find out what the truth about immigration in the US and what it has to do with the LGBTQ community!

Salsa Night 10PM-2AM @ Jacks on Halsted

Start the weekend early with the smooth sounds of DJ Gloria
Sponsored by Art & Soul Productions. Jacks on Halsted is located at 3201 North Halsted Street

June 11

Joteria (Game Night) 6-9PM @ Ephebina’s
Join us for a night of the traditional game of Loteria gone gay! 25 cents a game. Every Game winner has a great prize! Ephebina’s Cafe is located at 1640 South Blue Island Avenue

June 12

5th Annual Latino Pride Picnic Sponsored by Orgullo En Accion @ Humboldt Park
Come out for a family picnic at Humbolt Park, complete with live Dj, show, games, activities, raffles and more!
Closing United Latino Pride Week Party @ AfterDark
Party til the sun comes up as we close out a week of exciting activities! AfterDark is located at 1645 W Jackson Blvd.

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