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Portland Latino Gay Pride Seeks Nominations: 2012 Mariposa Award


Contact: David Martinez                                                                                                       IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phone: (503) 307-9143

Email: laluchachair@yahoo.com


Portland Latino Gay Pride Seeks Nominations: 2012 Mariposa Award

The Annual Mariposa Award was established by Portland Latino Gay Pride (PLGP) in 2008. “Mariposa” is a slang term used in many Latin American countries to describe someone who is gay. For many, it is used in a disrespectful or derogatory       manner. Portland Latino Gay Pride decided to change this by celebrating ”who we are” and taking pride in the “mariposa” inside of all of us.


The Mariposa Award is an opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations making a difference in our community.


To nominate someone, please email a brief paragraph to laluchachair@yahoo.com explaining why your nominee should receive a Mariposa Award.  You can also submit your nomination on our website by visiting the Mariposa Award Tab.


Selection criteria:

·        History of community involvement and volunteerism

·        Advocacy and support of the Latino and/or LGBTQ community

·        Commitment to arts and culture as a means to educate and inspire

·        Demonstrated leadership and dedication to social justice


        Nominations will be accepted until Monday, July 2nd.


Recipients will be recognized at this year’s Portland Latino Gay Pride Opening reception “Noche Bohemia” on Thursday, July 19th at 7pm, location TBA. They will also be recognized at the PLGP Festival on Saturday July 21st, 3pm-10pm at Pure Space, Portland, OR.


For more information about the award, a list of previous recipients, and to learn about this years’ scheduled events and activities visit our website www.latinogaypridepdx.com


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