Madison – A new initiative called Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ of Dane County has been created to support and enhance the lives of the Latinx LGBT+ community in Dane County. Orgullo Latinx LGBT+’s mission is to build a safe, ethnically, equitable and racial social just place for the Latinx LGBT+ community in Dane County where the LGBT+ community can thrive. This initiative’s vision consists in engaging the community to cultivate an equitable and safe environment for the LGBT+ Latinx community.
The core values of Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ are:
Education – creating awareness about the barriers that enhance the struggles of the LGBT+ Latinx community in Dane County.
Outreach – developing culturally educational materials to disseminate information about the LGBT+ Latinx community and share resources.
Social Justice – engaging the community at large to cultivate a place of equality, respect, and dignity.
Advocacy – fostering empowerment and ensuring that our LGBT+ community rights are respected and honored.
Community Engagement- strengthening our partnerships with allies, families and community groups.
UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence will serve as fiscal agent for Orgullo Latinx LGBT+. Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ will be hosted at the UNIDOS’ location. Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ has the support and guidance of UNIDOS executive director Veronica Lazo.
Do you want to learn more about the Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ initiative? There will be a press conference on Thursday August 11th at 10:00 am at the UNIDOS location (2875 Fish Hatchery Rd Fitchburg WI 53713)
Orgullo Latinx LGBT+’s Leadership:
Christian Alejandro Real Merino
Coordinator of Outreach
Tel. 608 469-9102
Diego Campoverde Cisneros
Coordinator of Programming
Tel. 608 446-4770
Baltazar De Anda-Santana
Tel. 608 469-5448