Friday, June 3 – Saturday, June 11 2011
The below is excerpted directly from UnitedLatinoPride.org.
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.

Download a PDF of the Calendar of Events

2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, June 3

ULP Opening Reception
Wine and Appetizer Reception with an exciting taste of ULP week!
7pm-10pm
Hosted By ULP and Juicy

and ULP Kick Off Party at Juicy
1st Floor – Salsa, 2nd Floor – Club Hits, Surprise show at Midnight, Countdown and balloon drop!
Illuminati 2354 N Clybourn Ave 10pm-2am

Saturday, June 4

Café con Allies
An informal Safe Space for allies to facilitate conversation and increase awareness and comfort with Latino LGBTQ
and  MAPA, PFLAG en Espanol
Support group for Spanish speaking parents of LGBTQ
Corazon 5114 W 14th St., Cicero, IL 1pm-3pm

Doggie Day at the Park
Location TBD 4pm-6pm

Old School vs. New School: LGBTQ Activism
A discussion on Latino LGBTQ Activism as we explore the ways technology has changed our communities. 1932 S Halsted, Chicago 7pm-11pm
Hosted By Gozamos.com, music by (((Sonorama)))

Sunday, June 5

LGBTQ Youth BBQ
11am-4pm
Hosted by PCC / Alas
and Family Day at the Park
Stevenson Park Lake & Lombard, Oak Park, IL 11am-4pm

Pilsen Mural Tour
Tour Begins at 18th and Blue Island Ave, Chicago
3:30pm-5:00pm

Joteria: Loteria gone Gay!
Efebina’s Café 1640 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago 5pm-8pm

Monday, June 6

Exploring Spirituality within the LGBTQ community
A safe place for dialogue surrounding issues of faith and sexuality.  The dialogue will be in a mixture of Spanish and English, and will seek to address the issues faced by the LGBT and faith communities.
Little Village HS 3120 S Kostner, Chicago 6pm-9pm
Hosted by Amigas Latinas and LGBT Change

On The Mic
A showcase of local performers
Biblioteca Popular 1920 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago 6pm
Hosted By Biblioteca Popular

Tuesday, June 7

Pride & Business Professionals Mixer
Cocina De Frida 5403 N Clark, Chicago 7pm-10pm
Hosted by Cocina De Frida and Dos Fridas

“Coming Out: Queer & Undocumented”
Immigration and What it has to do with the LGBTQ community
Casa Aztlan 1831 S. Racine, Chicago 6pm-8pm
Hosted By ALMA and the Immigrant Youth Justice League

Wednesday, June 8

Civil Unions: What this means to Illinois Families
Center on Halsted 656 N Halsted St, Chicago 6pm – 8pm
Facilitated and Hosted by Lambda Legal

Unid@s: Latin@ Leaders Networking Event
Rehab Lounge (Circuit Nightclub) 3641 N Halsted St, Chicago 6:30pm-11:00pm
Hosted byUnid@s and Circuit Nightclub

Latin@ LGBTQ Youth Movie Night!
4045 W 26th St, Chicago 7pm
Hosted by Project Vida

Thursday, June 9

Benefit Screening of “I Am Queen”
A documentary film about the lives of Puerto Rican teenagers competing in a beauty pageant.
National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W 19th St, Chicago
6pm Reception with special show 7pm Screening followed by Q&A
Hosted by ULP, VIDA SIDA and National Museum of Mexican Art

Latin@ LGBTQ Speed Dating
Watra Night Club 4758 S. Pulaski, Chicago 9pm – 2am
Hosted by Lollipop Entertainment and Luv Quest

Friday, June 10

“Beyond Coming Out”
Salon style workshops: S&M: Leather,Self-pleasure/Toy exploration,  Healthy Relationships. Queer Culture 201, Relationship Styles.
Efebina’s Café 1640 S Blue Island 6pm-8pm

Art Opening: Featuring artist Robert MacNeill and #LATISM Tweetup
2ND FLR Gallery 903 W 19th St 6pm-11pm

Dollhouse
Sox V Cubs Nite
Wicker Well 1637 W North Ave 9pm – 2am
Hosted by Wicker Well

Saturday, June 11

Family Day at the Mexican Fine Arts Museum
National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W 19th St, Chicago 1pm

Latin@ Pride Summer Dance
Dance Party in the Park featuring Latin@ LGBTQ DJ’s, Artists and Salsa Lessons
Harrison Park 1824 S Wood 2pm-7pm
Guac-Off Guacamole Competition at 2pm
Hosted By Homofrequencia

ULP closing Dinner
Location TBD


For the most up-to-date info on ULP week and other events year-round
Call or Text: 773-236-2857
Email: UnitedLatinoPride@gmail.com
Visit: www.UnitedLatinoPride.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UnitedLatinoPride
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ULPchicago

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