May 29, 2014 | by Joey DiGuglielmo
Latino Pride continues this weekend
Latino Pride, gay news, Washington Blade

Latino Pride (Washington Blade file photo by Blake Bergen)

The Latino GLBT History Project continues its events of the eighth annual D.C. Latino Pride this weekend.

On Saturday, the La Fe Interfaith Service, a bilingual (Spanish/English) LGBT-affirming interfaith service will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Metropolitan Community Church of Washington (474 Ridge St. N.W.). The service will be co-hosted by MCC-D.C.’s Spanish ministry and Grupo Latino Dignity Washington. Light refreshments will be served after. All faiths are welcome.

The La Fiesta Dance Party will be held Thursday from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St., N.W.) with Lineysha Sparkx from season five of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” DJ Joe El Especialita from El Zol 107.9 FM and DJ X Gonzalez. Juanita Dior hosts along with Jocelyn Carrillo and local drag kings and queens Sugar Cane, Dawn McSmiley, Diego El Sabroso and Enzo. For those ages 18 and older with valid ID. There’s a $10 cover. Proceeds support the Latino GLBT History Project.

The History Project will also have a contingent in the Capital Pride Parade. Latino Pride was scheduled to have a panel discussion on community and family this week. Last weekend its La Coronacion — a “royal court coronation” — was held.

The Latino GLBT History Project was started by longtime D.C. activist Jose Gutierrez. About 800 are expected at its various events.

“We’re proud to continue the tradition,” said David M. Perez, Project president.

Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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