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OUR STORY

History:

In 2000, the Latinx History Project, formerly known as the Latino GLBT History Project, was founded to collect, preserve and share Latinx LQBTQ history. LHP was founded by leaders who had been at the front lines of multiple civil rights movements across race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. At a time when Latinx LGBTQ+ communities were being left out of mainstream Latino and LGBTQ+ organizations, these leaders built their own space.
Many other Latinx LGBTQ+ organizations started in the 80s and 90s no longer exist, but the Latinx History Project is here, and we remember our friends and our fellow Latinx LGBTQ+ organizations. We carry the legacy of these leaders.

Today:

The Latinx History Project still documents and preserves our community's history and stories. LHP also educates the public on the rich identities and societal contributions of the Latinx LGBTQ+ community to promote tolerance and acceptance. LHP has grown to encompass in-person and digital educational programming, fundraising for grassroots Latinx LGBTQ+ organizations, federal policy and advocacy, as well as a range of cultural pride programs during pride month, women’s history month, and Hispanic Heritage Month.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of the Latinx History Project reached wider global audiences as we took our events and programs online, and fostered a new coalition of Latinx LGBTQ+ serving organizations across the U.S. and Latin America. Our coalition has raised over $200,000 for direct community aid, and has participated in new community milestones such as the very first Latinx LGBTQ+ Policy Briefing at the White House. 

TEAM

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JOSÉ IGNACIO GAONA

Director

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JULIO ACEVEDO

Vice President

Nancy Cañas, LHP President

NANCY CAÑAS

President

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Alejandro Anguiano Carmona

Chair, Education Committee

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Winter Snitz-Meza

Chair, Archiving Committee

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Jhon Carlos Barrera

Chair, Community Space

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