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Look at What’s Just Around the Corner

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June’s coming to an end and we’ve had a blast… from what we can remember. Even though we have to wait another year for the Pride madness to return, July has a pretty good looking event lineup. If you are staying with the Jupiter Hotel, we’ve got some great events for you to participate in too!

 

This week:

 

6/27: Project Elevate Live Event @ Fez Ballroom 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Prepare for an event of the senses! Oregon models will strut their stuff in a variety of designs by different artists, all to the tune of aka75’s Elevate Your Thoughts. Experience a unique event sure to inspire and stimulate. This live music video will be shown at the end of the evening upon completion.

Click here for more information.

 

Coming up:

 

7/21: PDX Latino Gay Pride @ Jupiter Hotel

Show your support Pride style with 1000+ of your favorite amigos. Between cultural performances, entertainment, community leaders and some serious party tunes, you will be going all day long! Did we fail to mention the Latin inspired dishes and signature cocktails available onsite? This event screams fiesta!

Click here for more information.

 

7/19-21: SketchBook @ Jupiter Hotel ALL WEEKEND

Time to throw on your creative pants and tell your story with the SketchBook Project. This global, crowdsourced art project and exhibition features handmade books from around the world, allowing anyone to show their art and tell their story. On a cross country tour to over 30 cities, this unique movement is headed to the Jupiter Hotel July 19 – 21st. Stop in, share and observe.

Click here for more information.

Weekend Happening – LGBT History Month Edition

This week the world celebrated National Coming Out Day and had a good year to reflect on. Hooray!

Image courtesy of Equality Forum

The occasion, however, was just the beginning of the celebration. Equality Forum is hosting its annual LGBT History Month for the remainder of October by profiling LGBT Icons.

Happening this week:

Links we loved:

Weekend Happenings

This week we want to give a big round of applause to everyone who participated in the Portland Aids Walk last weekend, which raised more than $419,000. Kudos to you for stepping out (in the gloomy weather, nonetheless) to support a great cause!

Everyday Heroes - Photo courtesy of Byron Beck

Happening this week:

  • Equality for everyone! In Other Words, the feminist book store that was featured on the hit series Portlandia, is celebrating their 18th anniversary tonight at p:ear- and you can too.

    National Coming Out Day is Oct. 11, 2011 - Photo courtesy of The Bilerico Project

  • Saturday October 8th will be the Night of 100 Dinners– a fundraiser promoted by Portland’s Q Center in honor of National Coming Out Day, which is Tuesday October 11th. Eat, drink, and be who you are.
  • Pride NW announced a Count on Me campaign to support National Coming Out Day and will host a community event on Tuesday October 11th at Skidmore Fountain in Downtown Portland. Come out, come out, where ever you are…

Links we loved:

  • Mmm, Tom Ford. With help from the fans, the editors at OUT Magazine, compiled a list of the 50 best and worst dressed gay men. Check it out and let us know if you agree with them.
  • Love is in the aroma. Rosie O’Donnell is officially off the market. The controversial TV star reportedly met her match at a local Starbucks.
  • Tech alert! Tim Cook, the almighty power gay and CEO of Apple, gave his first keynote to announce the iPhone 4s.

La Lucha: CelebrAcción 2011

We have a fun-filled weekend of spicy LGBT events upon us! Be sure to attend the 6th Annual Latino Gay Pride Festival this weekend.

Here are some can’t-miss events:

La Lucha Dance Party
When: Friday, July 15, 9pm
Where: Boxxes, 1035 SW Stark St, Portland OR
Door Charge: $5

Chicas Celebration
When: Saturday, July 16, 11am
Where: Q Center, 4115 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland OR

‘Cycle Ride: Motorcycle and Bicycle Scenic Ride
When: Saturday, July 16, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Where: Start at Q Center (4115 N. Mississippi) and end at Colonel Sumner Park in SE (20th & Morrison)

La Lucha Festival
When: Sunday, July 17, 12pm–9pm
Where: Eastbank Esplanade, Waterfront Park, Portland OR
Donation: $5.00, All Ages Welcome
Featuring: Entertainers, Performers, Live Music, DJ, Vendors, Exhibit Area, Food Carts, and Beer Garden

Click here for more information and to join in the Fiesta!

Portland Latino Gay Pride Festival 2010: The Video

2010 Portland Latino Gay Pride Festival from Alejandro Juarez on Vimeo.

Are you ready for 2011? Stay tuned for more details and special rates!

Latino Gay Pride is June 6th

It’s official – Latino Gay Pride will be on June 6th this year. While they don’t have all the info up on their 2010 Celebration page yet, we have special room rates for this event ready for you now.

Latino Gay Pride is June 6th

Latino Gay Pride is June 6th

About Latino Gay Pride :

A planning committee formed in January 2006 to organize the first Portland Latino Gay Pride Celebration. Made up of community volunteers, the planning committee partnered with El Hispanic Newspaper and Jupiter Hotel to create an event that recognized the talents and contributions of Gay Latinos and Latinas. With a proclamation by Portland Mayor Tom Potter, andMultnomah County Commissioner Maria Rojo de Steffey a new community tradition was established.

Coordinating efforts with Pride Northwest Inc www.pridenw.org and the annual Pride Festival, the Portland Latino Gay Pride celebration provides an opportunity to educate, celebrate and bring people together.