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PDX Latino Gay Pride is Coming!

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Live ‘la vida loca’ with PDX Latino Gay Pride!

Three big events over the span of two days will definitely give you time to

celebrate and enjoy life in P-town.

Latino Gay Pride is located at the Jupiter Hotel, so make a weekend of it by booking a room and partying with us from dusk to dawn (and then from dawn to dusk!).

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The Festival is the highlight of the PLGP celebration and brings together nearly 800 – 1000 attendees each year. The main stage has a line up of traditional and cultural performances, local & regional entertainers, community leaders, public officials, and non-stop DJ music. Delicious Latin-style cuisine as well as margaritas, cerveza, and a signature cocktail keeps everyone in a festive mood. The Sponsor Exhibit and Vendor Area includes community resource information, volunteer opportunities, local and national businesses.

For more information, event schedule and volunteer opportunities, visit http://latinogaypridepdx.com/.

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!

Featured Partner of the Month – Joaquin López

Born in Los Angeles and now living as a local east-side resident of Portland, Oregon, Joaquin López owns the popular Alberta Arts District restaurant La Bonita as well as assists in running the popular catering company, Mayahuel Catering. Specializing in pre-Hispanic Mexican cuisine, Mayahuel offers exceptional dishes and professional catering support to the Jupiter Hotel as one of their preferred partners.

López is also extremely talented in the arts through music, theater, and song. Recently featured in Just Out Magazine, Joaquin actively participates in events such as Latino Gay Pride and the Taste of Mexico, both held at the Jupiter Hotel.

Read more about Joaquin López, a great partner to the entire Portland community,

here in the Just Out Arts special section and interview.

Chicas Who Brunch, Saturday June 5, 11am – 1pm

This special brunch is open to everyone and is an opportunity to focus the attention on LGTBQ Latinas, their experiences and contributions.  A combination of networking and sharing takes place. In addition, the 2010 Mariposa Award recipients will be recognized. This is a great way to celebrate las Latinas in our lives. Ticket Price: $25.00

Chicas Who Brunch, Saturday, June 5, 11am – 1pm

Jupiter Hotel Courtyard, 800 East Burnside, Portland OR

Make it a night! Get our special Latino Gay Pride rate here.