Upcoming LGBT Latino Conference In Fresno


Gay Central Valley is
pleased to announce that we have joined as a sponsor for the
Proyecto Poderoso’s -Orgullo
y Poder Latino” Leadership Conference, which will be held in Fresno on
Saturday, January 23rd. Below you can find all the details of the event,
courtesy their official website…

Poderoso’s -Orgullo y Poder Latino” Leadership Conference – Your
Voice is Your Power!
A leadership conference for
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
people in rural California, and our allies.

Our goal is to empower
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and allies, in particular those
who speak Spanish, to build understanding and support for LGBT people and their
families in rural California. The central theme of the conference is -Your
voice is your power.” The conference will inspire and train leaders to share
their stories and build peer support networks in rural communities. The
conference dovetails with California Rural Legal Assistance’s new speakers
bureau — a bilingual (Spanish and English-speaking) pool of LGBT people and
allies, who will share their personal stories with community groups, agencies,
schools, churches, and media outlets in order to humanize LGBT people and their
families. Personal story-telling and social networks of LGBT people and
supportive friends and family members can dispel anti-LGBT myths and
stereotypes to promote greater inclusion in otherwise socially conservative

Our day-long conference
will train 75 leaders from the following California communities: Fresno, Salinas,
Watsonville, El Centro, Bakersfield, Coachella, Delano, Visalia, Madera,
Stockton and Modesto. You can learn more about
CRLA’s LGBT focused program, Proyecto Poderoso, by
visiting our website at This
program is a joint project with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and has
received widespread recognition for its success in improving LGBT-related legal
services and advocacy in rural California.


1. How to share your story

2. How to create a peer
support group

3. Developing positive
self-identities as LGBT Latinos

Date & Time:
9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, January 23th

First Congregational Church of Fresno,

2131 N. Van Ness Blvd. Fresno, CA 93704

Angeles Jimenez,

Lisa Cisneros, (831) 757-5221

Conferencia de lideazgo: -Orgullo y Poder Latino” de Proyecto

La Conferencia: Nuestra
meta es empoderar a lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgéneros (LGBT) y aliados,
en particular aquellos que hablan español, para crear entendimiento y apoyo por
las personas LGBT y sus familias en California rural. El tema central de la
conferencia es -Su voz es su poder”. La conferencia inspirará y entrenará
líderes para compartir sus historias, además de crear networks de apoyo en las comunidades
rurales. La conferencia se complementa con el nuevo foro de voceros LGBT de

grupo bilingüe (español e ingles), de personas LBGT y aliados, que compartirán
sus historias personales con grupos comunitarios, agencias, escuelas, templos,
y medios de comunicación para así humanizar a las personas LGBT y sus
familiares. Las historias personales y networks sociales de personas LGBT
además de familiares y amigos que apoyen pueden disipar mitos anti-LGBT y estereotipos
para promover su inclusión en comunidades que de otra manera fueran
conservativas socialmente.

conferencia que durará un día, entrenará a 75 lideres de las siguientes
comunidades: Fresno, Salinas, Watsonville, El Centro, Bakersfield, Coachella,
Delano, Visalia, Madera, Stockton and Modesto.

enterarte más acerca de Proyecto Poderoso, el programa de CRLA enfocado en la comunidad LGBT, visitando
nuestra pagina de internet
Este programa trabaja en colaboración con el Centro Nacional por Derechos
Lésbicos (NCLR) y ha recibido una
gran cantidad de reconocimiento por su éxito en mejorar los servicios legales
relacionados a la comunidad LGBT, además de su apoyo en las zonas rurales de


Como compartir tu historia.

Como crear un grupo de apoyo mutuo.

Desarrollando identidades positivas como latinos LGBT.

Fecha de la Conferencia: 9am a
5pm, sábado, enero 23 de 2010

Lugar: First Congressional Church of Fresno,

N. Van Ness Blvd. Fresno,
Ca 93704

Contacto: Angeles Jimenez,

Cisneros, (831) 757-5221

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