Marco Gonzalez's 50+1 Birthday Bash
Saturday, December 4, 2021
7 pm - 12 am
In lieu of a birthday gift, Board Chair Marco Gonzalez invites you to support the leadership development and academic success of LGBTQ youth with a donation of at least $51 to the Latino Equality Alliance (LEA). Your gift will support LGBTQ youth programs and scholarships.
The mission of Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) is to advocate for equity, safety, and wellness for the Latinx Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + community. LEA is located at Mi Centro LGBTQ Community Center in Boyle Heights.
Thank you for your support of LEA!!!!
During these challenging times of a pandemic and racial injustice in the world, LGBTQ youth need our support. Your contribution today will support the vital programming that will enrich the academic success and well-being of our youth. Our programming includes COVID-19 education/resources, food distribution, virtual support groups, case management, virtual cultural/art sessions, and parent workshops.
We thank you for your support.
In Memory of Ingrid Marie Velasquez
August 13, 1960 - December 19, 2019
Ingrid was a proud gay Latina. She was born in Boyle Heights, attended Hollenbeck Middle School, Roosevelt High School, and California State University, Los Angeles. 41 years ago when Ingrid came out to her family at the age of 18, an organization like Latino Equality Alliance and a community center like Mi Centro in Boyle Heights could have helped Ingrid and her family work through their issues and offered much needed support to Ingrid.
For that reason, we ask that you consider donating to Latino Equality Alliance in memory of Ingrid.
Proceeds will support services that will promote the well-being and academic success of LGBTQ youth.
Please make all checks payable to "Community Partners/Latino Equality Alliance" and for credit card donations please write down the amount and click on the PayPal tab.
Thank you for your support!
A special thanks to check donors:
Lydia C. Tena
Patricia D. Orozco
LEA appreciates all the love!
$30 per shirt
About the Symbolism in the Calavera Skull: LEA’s logo is orange in advocacy against gun violence. The green ribbon highlights mental health, colors of the rainbow flag are in the cheeks and the gender symbols represent binary and non-binary identity. The diamond honors the LGBTQ community, the roses symbolize life and the skull itself signifies our sameness in humanity. Artist is Anthony Gutierrez.
Once the purchase order is confirmed, a representative will follow up with your t-shirt size request and information on where to pick up your order or for your shipping address.
Proceeds from t-shirts sales will support our LGBTQ and ally youth council.
Thank you for your support.
LGBTQ Youth College Scholarship Fund
Latino Equality Alliance, through its generous donors, provides scholarships to ensure that today’s LGBTQ and ally students have access to a college education. Make a difference tomorrow by giving these students a college education today.
Your donation today will help us provide annual scholarships for LGBTQ and ally students. Funds will help students prepare for college life with housing, school supplies, clothes, and travel.
For more information on the scholarships fund and application process please contact:
Jesus Suatan at 323-286-7224
For corporate support please contact Yesenia Mendoza at 323-384-4902
On December 1, 2020 we'll unite for a worldwide celebration of generosity.
People around the globe will come together in unity and showing kindness and generosity in all its forms by giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. We hope you can support the Latino Equality Alliance with a contribution on #GivingTuesday.
Join the #GivingTuesday movement by:
- Making a contribution to the Latino Equality Alliance.
- Encouraging your friends to donate.
- Posting our donation page on social media.
- Giving thanks to our first responders, essential workers, and service providers.
Your support will ensure that we continue to provide education, resources, and support services to the LGBTQ community, especially for those individuals, youth, and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We thank you for your support!