The nation's largest and oldest Hispanic civil-rights organization, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), has announced the launch of its first-ever National LULAC LGBTQ Affairs Committee.
Heeding the call for diversity, newly elected LULAC National President Domingo Garcia and recently hired LULAC CEO Sindy Benavidez are moving quickly to include more voices at the national level of their 89-year old organization.
Garcia reached out to longtime member Jesse Garcia, a Washington, D.C. resident, to lead the effort as the first-ever LGBTQ committee affairs chair. Joining him on the LULAC National LGBTQ Committee will be Committee Deputy Chair Maria R. Salazar, of San Antonio; state Rep. Jessica Gonzalez, of Dallas; Letitia Gomez, of Washington, D.C.; Bamby Salcedo, of Los Angeles; Joel Ramos, of Catano, Puerto Rico; Alejandro "Lex" Trevino, of Dallas; Joel-Lehi Organista, of Salt Lake City; and Armando Martinez, of Dallas.
Besides working daily on Hispanic civil rights and immigration matters, LULAC appointed committee chairs to also focus on social justice, veterans and LGBTQ issues.
Those who want more information about National LULAC LGBT Affairs Committee or desire to start a LGBTQ LULAC Council in their city should email JesseGarcia@LULAC.org .