Latin Latino Pride in Chicago this Week

 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.

“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!”

This week ULP is organizing a series of event for Latino Pride in Chicago.  Including:

June 9, 2011     screening “I am the Queen” film Directed by Josue Pellot and Henrique Cirne-Lima

The Event will begin with a small reception and special performance, followed by the viewing of the film and a Q and A.    This event is open to ALL AGES

We are asking for a minimum donation of $10.00 to benefit the transitional living center for Trans identified people, “El Rescate” that Vida Sida is in the processes of… establishing in Humbolt Park, Chicago.

About the Movie: “I am the Queen” takes a look at the often unobserved life of Chicago’s
Puerto Rican transgendered community documenting the Cacique Pageant, the first annual transgendered pageant held in Chicago’s Humboldt Park

The film exposes the restructuring of the family unit
experienced by pageant participants who are often distanced from their
biological family only to find kinship among others in the Puerto Rican
transgendered community.

AND      Saturday, June 11 · 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Latin@ PRIDE Summer Dance

Join us for Latin@ Pride Summer Dance at Harrison Park in Pilsen. Help us kick-off the pride festivities with music by some of Chicago’s leading queer Latin@ DJ’s and some of the queer friendliest DJ’s.

Spinning to the delight of your ears: Dj’s Reyna, Ang G., Feline and (((SONORAMA))).

There’ll be a dance contest, a guac-off (guacamole show down!) and so much more.  
Location Harrison Park in Pilsen ,  19th & Damen    Chicago, IL

More events and details at United Latino Pride.