Portland Latino Gay Pride 2008: Papis y Chicas

A message from Portland Latino Gay Pride organizer David Martinez:

‘Gaytino’ Written and performed by Dan Guerrero

In January of 2006, a group of community leaders and neighbors came together to organize the first Portland Latino Gay Pride Celebration. The volunteer planning committee partnered with El Hispanic Newspaper and the Jupiter Hotel to create an event that recognized the talents and contributions of gay Latinos and Latinas and to celebrate Latino Culture and GLBTQ Pride in our community. With a proclamation by Portland Mayor Tom Potter and Multnomah County Commissioner Maria Rojo de Steffey, a new community tradition was established.

They say, “third time’s a charm,” and Portland Latino Gay Pride plans to deliver. The one-day celebration has been expanded to four days of special events and activities, June 5th – 8th. This year’s theme, ¡Papis y Chicas!, ensures there is something for everyone.

Nos vemos at Portland Latino Gay Pride!

– David Martinez, organizer, Portland Latino Gay Pride

PDX Latino Gay Pride Calendar

Thursday, June 5th

Portland Latino Gay Pride 2008 Kick-Off & ¡Gaytino! Lead Actor Reception & Documentary
Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside, 7pm – 10pm

Join us for a preview of Portland Latino Gay Pride 2008. We have a weekend of special events; new partners and sponsors. Actor & Writer Daniel Guerrero will bring his talents to Portland. You will get a chance meet him and view his award winning documentary on the life of his father, LALO GUERRERO: THE ORIGINAL CHICANO.

Friday, June 6th

¡Gaytino! Opening Night
Miracle Theatre, 525 SE Stark, 8pm
Call 503-236-7253 or visit for ticket information

Mariachi to Merman. Sondheim to Cesar Chavez. Show tunes and canciones en espanol. Daniel Guerrero showcases his remarkable life journey from East L.A. in the ’50s to New York’s Great White Way in the ’60s and ’70s and back to Hollywood. He moves moves from the back of the bus to the front of American pop culture.

PAPIS Dance Party
Boxxes (1035 SW Stark St)
VIP Reception 8:30pm, General Admission 10pm – 1am

¡Muy Caliente! Dance party, will have the finest selection of Latin grooves, hip hop and dance music spun by Seattle Spinster DJ Luis! Don’t forget to wear your Papi underwear…

Saturday, June 7th

CHICAS who Brunch
Crush (1412 SE Morrison) 11am – 1pm

Style, elegance and political know-how, this is what you can expect as well as a scrumptious champagne brunch, with a Latin flavor.

¡Gaytino! Final Performance
Miracle Theatre (525 SE Stark)

Sunday, June 8th

Portland Latino Gay Pride Festival
Jupiter Hotel (800 E. Burnside) 3pm – 7pm, 8pm Dance Party

The festival includes local dance groups, vocalists and entertainers, remarks by Community and Elected Leaders, resource information of Latino & LGBTQ organizations. Food and beverages will be available as well as many other surprises.

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