MISSION

The Gay Latino Collective (GLC) is a social group building professional connections among Gay Latinos in New York City and beyond with the mission of growing our networks, celebrating our culture, leveraging our resources, and strengthening our collective power.

VALUES

Community

Our membership aims to build a flourishing community of Latino professionals—a “family” and safe space where they can build deep and authentic relationships with one another.

Culture

Each person has a unique story, and through sharing our experiences and traditions, we aim to celebrate the culture of the Gay Latino community, ranging from hosting drag brunches to our annual holiday event, La Posada.

Empowerment

Our community aims to uplift each other and to further each person’s self-confidence, so we can accomplish our individual and collective dreams through courageous leadership.

Intersectionality

Created in the wake of PULSE Nightclub, the Gay Latino Collective welcomes people from all of the LGBTQIA+ community of all backgrounds to our events and community. As stated by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ``no one is free until we are all free.”

WHAT WE DO

We nurture and leverage the power of our community through socials, volunteering, and organizing.

SOCIALIZING

From weekend brunches to tight-knit family-style dinners, we foster community through social events where members can get to know one another.

VOLUNTEERING

Our members engage in service projects through mentorship, such as Y Tú También, soup kitchens, and fundraisers, such as the AIDS Walk, that benefit the community.

ORGANIZING

We leverage the power of our community to move the needle on issues such as housing, immigration, urban planning, education, and others through special events and panels.

250+

MEMBERS

12+

EVENTS

$15K

MONEY RAISED

10+

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors brings diverse expertise in business development, marketing, strategic partnerships, special events, program development, finance, and other areas that enable us to continue to grow each year.

Miguel Ceron

Co-Founder

Nick Navarro

Co-Founder

Elkin Cabas

Director

Emerson Soto

Director

Juan Carlos Salinas

Director

Luis Valle

Director

Najib Chowdhury

Director

Sam Ackerberg

Director

OUR EVENTS

We socialize, volunteer, and organize. Explore our gatherings and sign up to attend our upcoming events.

OUR COMMUNITY

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY