April Newsletter: The Latino Equality Alliance to be Honored as Organization of the Year! and more



Join us for the Stoney Awards, April 10, 2011
As a new organization that has worked hard to change the status quo in our Latino and LGBT communities, we are very pleased to receive this recognition by the Stonewall Democratic Club. Please join us in accepting this award and in building our alliances.

Also, one of our very own Board Members, Bamby Salcedo, will receive the prestigious Shiela J. Kuehl Trailblazer Award!

Sunday, April 10, 2011
Sheraton Universal Hotel
5:30 Silent Auction and No-Host Bar
7:00 Dinner and Program

To purchase tickets, please visit

It's Time to Censure Spanish Media Hate Talk

Hate talk on Spanish media seems to get through under the regulatory radar time and time again while modeling negative attitudes about LGBT people to Latino audiences. That has got to stop!

That's why the Latino Equality Alliance strongly supports the formal joint complaint filed by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against Spanish-language television program "José Luis Sin Censura" in response to the show's unrelenting attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) guests. Tell the FCC to act now!

Sign the petition:

Tax Updates for Same-Sex Couples

For the first time, the IRS will recognize the community property and income rights of same-sex couples who are married or are registered domestic partners in California. This change is mandatory for tax returns filed this year.

Learn about this development from panelists including: Wendy Hartman, Attorney for Bennet & Erdman, Harlan Levinson a Certified Public Accountant, and Peter Renn, Staff Attorney at Lambda Legal.

Monday, April 4, 2011, 7:00 PM
Lucy Florence Cultural Center, Media Room
Historic Leimert Park Village
3351 West 43rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90008

Municipal lot half a block east of the Lucy Florence Cultural Center
at 3328 West 43rd Street, at the intersection of 43rd and Edgehill Drive
For info call 323-286-7224
or email info@latinoequalityalliance.com

California Dream Act Conference

Attend the community discussion on proposed legislation in support of California Dream Act's (AB 540) students.

Immigrant students that grew up in the United States and graduated from high school dream of furthering their education and becoming responsible and contributing adults in the work force. However, although they are allowed to attend college they are not allowed to work or receive financial aid and struggle to pay college tuition.

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

9:00 – 4:00
East LA Community College Auditorium
1301 Avenida Cesar Chávez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099

To RSVP please visit:
RSVP http://bit.ly/March26Conference

Or contact Mario Beltran at (323)225-4545

Join the LGBT Contingent in the May Day March

The Latino Equality Alliance invites other LGBT organizations to join the LGBT contingent in the largest social justice march in the nation in support of labor and immigration rights!

Saturday, May 1, 2011
10 a.m. meet-up
Location: TBA

For info call 323-286-7224
or email info@latinoequalityalliance.com

Cinco De Mayo POC LGBT Karaoke Party!

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Battle of Puebla -- the unlikely victory by the "grassroots" coalition against the invading French army.

Commemorate this grassroots activist holiday with a song! Cash prizes for single and group categories!

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 7 pm
MJ's Bar
2810 Hyperion Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sponsors call 323-286-7224
or email info@latinoequalityalliance.com

Community Outreach at Fiesta Broadway
Bilingual Volunteers Needed!

Fiesta Broadway is the largest Latino community festival in the nation. Help us as we outreach to Latino families and talk about family acceptance, marriage equality and immigration rights for LGBT people.

Sunday, May 8, 2011
On Broadway,
Downtown Los Angeles

Volunteer shifts: 10 a.m., 12 pm, 2 pm, or 4 pm
Info: 323-286-7224
or email info@latinoequalityalliance.com


Join the Latino Equality Alliance. We are identifying ally organizations that will work with us to increase support for LGBT people and issues within the Latino community. Please let us know how you can help. We need community leaders, volunteers and resources.

EMAIL: info@LatinoEqualityAlliance.com

Established after Proposition 8, the Latino Equality Alliance is a coalition of Latino and other organizations dedicated to reaching out to the Latino community. The mission of the Latino Equality Alliance is to promote liberty, equality and justice for the Latino LGBT community. For more information visit www.LatinoEqualityAlliance.com