PDX Latinx Pride! debuts with 2016 celebration

New name and logo carries forward 11 years of community celebration

With over a decade of successful events celebrating Latino LGBTQ pride, Portland Latino Gay Pride is changing its name to reflect the community’s rich diversity. The new name is PDX Latinx Pride!

2016_logo400x452Latinx is the gender-neutral alternative to Latino and Latina. Used by activists, scholars and an increasing number of journalists, Latinx is gaining popularity among the general public. The word moves beyond gender binaries and is inclusive of the intersecting identities of Latin American descendants. Latinx makes room for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, agender, non-binary, gender non-conforming or gender fluid.

PDX Latinx Pride! celebrates both the location of our diversity in the Portland region and the pride the Latinx community brings with our presence, visibility and power.
The new name comes with a new logo, which combines the bright orange color associated with joy and celebration, the symbol of a flower offered in friendship and the rainbow colors that traditionally symbolize the LGBTQ community.

A press release was issued by the Board on July 21, 2016 announcing the name change and information about scheduled events.  It is available for download in .pdf format in both English and Spanish.