Latino GLBT History Project set to honor Letitia Gomez

From Washington, D.C.’s METROWEEKLY:

The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP), a D.C.-area organization, will honor local activist Letitia Gomez at its second annual Women’s History Month celebration, ”Mujeres en el Movimiento,” Friday.

The event, which is specifically focused on honoring the contributions of out lesbian Latina activists, is being cosponsored by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs, local nonprofit Brother, Help Thyself and radio station El Zol 107.9.

David Pérez, LHP president, says Gomez, a longtime District resident, has been advocating for both Latino and LGBT rights since the 1970s. She has previously been involved with the LHP’s planning committee and served on several advisory boards for both Whitman-Walker Health’s Lesbian Services Program and the Rainbow History Project, as well as on the D.C. Women’s Council on AIDS and the National Lesbian and Gay Health Foundation.

Gomez also served as the president of ENLACE, the D.C. Metropolitan area coalition of Latino gays and lesbians, and was a founding chair of LLEGO, a national Latino LGBT organization.

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