The first meeting will be held at The Center on September 25.
As the Trump administration continues to attack the basic civil rights of immigrants and underrepresented communities across the nation and roll back protections of the LGBTQ+ community, local queer, transgender, bisexual, lesbian, and gay Latino/a/x community members have announced the formation of the San Diego County LGBTQ Latinx Coalition, a new alliance of community members, activists, and leaders from across the region designed to give voice to the specific needs and priorities of San Diego's LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x community.
In an e-mail to the community last week, Carolina Ramos from the San Diego LGBT Community Center, Fernando Lopez from San Diego Pride, Nick Serrano from Assemblymember Todd Gloria's office, and City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez issued a call to San Diego's LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x community to come together and work to enhance the capacity of our community's ability to build a movement and mobilize
"We see a need for one unified voice in San Diego County that will be able to speak to the unique experiences and culture of San Diego's LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x community as well as be an advocate for their priorities. That's what we intend for this coalition to do," said Nick Serrano, a spokesman for the San Diego County LGBTQ Latinx Coalition. "That's why we are calling on all of our LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x community members in San Diego County to join the Coalition, come to our inaugural meeting on September 25 to build a movement, and help be a bold voice for the community."
The San Diego LGBTQ Latinx Coalition will host its first official meeting on September 25, 2017 at the San Diego LGBT Community Center (3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103) beginning at 6 pm.
The meeting will feature guest speakers and a collaborative conversation about the coalition's vision and agenda for the future. All LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Light refreshments will be provided. Individuals who would like to attend should RSVP here.
A Facebook event invitation is also live and can be accessed here.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center is located at 3909 Centre Street, San Diego, 92103.