Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2021-12-08
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor


  WINDY CITY TIMES

Q-YES to host panel on Latin@ issues
by Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
2015-03-25

This article shared 2625 times since Wed Mar 25, 2015
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


Wesley United Methodist Church of Cicero's Queer Youth Exploring Spirituality ( Q-YES ) group will be hosting a community strategy session, "Latin@ LGBTQA United For Action," Saturday, March 28, 12-3 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church in Cicero.

This will be the third Latin@ community strategy session of its kind. ALMA Chicago hosted the first session in July 2014 and United Latin@ Pride and Lambda Legal hosted the second session last October.

"The aim of this session is to come together to learn better ways to address our community needs by exchanging ideas, inspiring action and building stronger connections," said Sofia Sarabia, youth mentor at Wesley United Methodist Church.

"It was important for Q-YES to host this event because we value the inclusion of diverse and underrepresented groups in community organizing. That's what this event is all about. Q-YES's mission is about creating safe spaces for LGBTQ youth who have been shunned from their own communities. The people on our panel will be discussing how these groups have been underrepresented in Latin@ queer organizing," said Katya Mazon, co-founder and youth leader of QYES. "It's important for Q-YES to collaborate with other organizations so that we can all create more resources for the queer Latin@s in our communities."‹

The event will be comprised of a diverse panel of community members who will highlight specific topics pertinent to the Latin@ LGBTQ community: Maria Calderon ( older adults ), Reyna Ortiz ( trans community ), the Diaz Family ( parenting issues ) and Jackie Gonzalez, program director of El Rescate, ( LGBTQ Latin@ youth experiencing homelessness ).

"For this session we will be following up with some of the community members who have been underrepresented in our Latin@ LGBTQA organizations, so we planned the panel format in order for their voices to be heard and share with us their needs," said Sarabia.

An open forum will follow the panel discussion.

As for the information gathered during the session, Sarabia said that they plan on making sure organizations follow through with the specific needs that are addressed.

Sarabia explained that as a result of the previous sessions information materials are now translated into Spanish so Spanish speaking members feel welcomed and included, ASL interpretation is provided for those who need it and event locations are both ADA accessible and safe spaces for all attendees.

Sarabia noted that after the first session United Latin@ Pride created a social media manager list plus a google.doc link so participants have easier access to community events, lists of resources and are able to stay in contact with each other.

"At the end of each session other organizations are asked to host the next session," said Sarabia. "The next host will develop the format for the next strategy session and update what groups discussed previously including the progress in meeting our community needs. The sessions include other issues otherwise not raised."

An ASL interpreter will be on hand. Food and drinks will be provided. No registration is required.

For more information, email engageyouth@hotmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Q-YES/122554657914806.


This article shared 2625 times since Wed Mar 25, 2015
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Texas' anti-trans youth sports law goes into effect
2022-01-18
A new Texas law bars transgender student athletes from competing on school sports teams that align with their gender identity, Houston Public Media reported. House Bill 25 is one of several laws that went into effect ...


Gay News

Chicago Public Schools to reopen Jan. 12
2022-01-11
Following a deadlock that spanned four school days, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) approved a proposal for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to resume in-person classes Wed., Jan. 12, The Chicago Tribune reported. The delegates also voted ...


Gay News

LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Youth Led Study on Youth and Young Adult COVID-19 Vaccination Finds Surprising Results
2022-01-10
—From a news release - BOULDER, CO - Out Boulder County in partnership with El Centro AMISTAD and Unwoven Ventures with the leadership of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) youth created ...


Gay News

Billy Masters: Andy Cohen, SJP and more
2022-01-10
The virus hit us both like a freight train. Thankfully, we were both triple vaccinated and the vaccinations did their job, which kept us out of real danger and out of the hospital… [We're] still isolating and waiting to see until we test ...


Gay News

Laws targeting TGNC youth already proposed in several states
2022-01-08
In the first week of 2022, officials in at least seven states have already proposed laws that would limit the rights of transgender and non-binary youth, The Hill reported. Legislators in Arizona, Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, ...


Gay News

IDHR issues guidance regarding TGNC students
2022-01-06
The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) has issued its Guidance Relating to Protection of Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming Students. The document is a non-regulatory guidance on non-discrimination protections ...


Gay News

Monks separate from school after it hires coach in same-sex marriage
2022-01-05
The group of Benedictine monks governing Lisle's Benet Academy announced it will cut ties with the school after the hiring of a lacrosse coach who is in a same-sex marriage, according to Naperville News 17. Benet ...


Gay News

SAVOR Uvae
2021-12-27
The Andersonville spot Uvae (5553 N. Clark St., and which has the full name Uvae Wine Bar & Fromagerie), unsurprisingly, gets its name from the Latin word for "grapes." And guests might even expect many wine-related ...


Gay News

Virtual discussion about Amigas Latinas to take place Jan. 29
2021-12-24
A virtual discussion about the now-defunct but groundbreaking organization Amigas Latinas will take place Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. Amigas Latinas founders Mona Noriega and Evette Cardona, and former Amigas Latinas board member Lourdes Torres ...


Gay News

CDC study shows Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ men remain most affected by HIV/AIDS
2021-12-22
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed Black and Latinx gay and bisexual men continue to be more affected by HIV/AIDS than white members of the LGBTQ+ community. Howard Brown ...


Gay News

NATIONAL New Jersey, Audre Lorde, LGBTQ book, youth items
2021-12-19
In the face of growing anxiety over the Supreme Court's conservative bent, state lawmakers in New Jersey are moving to pass marriage-equality legislation, Gay City News reported. According to Garden State Equality, the New Jersey Assembly's ...


Gay News

Pritzker signs bill repealing Parental Notification Act
2021-12-17
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has signed House Bill 370, which repeals the Parental Notification Act (PNA). According to a press release from his office, "Rescinding the PNA ensures that while a pregnant minor can choose to ...


Gay News

NBJC, for 18th anniversary, gives micro-grants to Black LGBTQ+/SGL Youth-serving groups
2021-12-08
--From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — In celebration of the 18th anniversary since its founding, the National Black Justice Coalition will provide tens of thousands of microgrants to youth-serving organizations supporting Black LGBTQ+ ...


Gay News

Advocates: Black, Latinx trans women vulnerable to violence; holistic approach needed
2021-12-08
Trans Omnibus Project - At least 48 trans or gender-nonconforming (TGNC) people have been murdered in the United States in 2021, making it the deadliest year on record for that demographic, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Most of the ...


Gay News

Chile's political houses approve marriage equality by landslide margin
2021-12-08
Chile approved marriage-equality legislation in a landslide vote on Dec. 7, NPR reported. Both houses of Chile's Congress authorized the measure with overwhelming majorities, making it the eighth Latin American country to allow same-sex marriage, as ...


 



Copyright © 2022 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.