The Gay Latino Collective (GLC) is a social group building professional relationships among Gay Latinos in New York City and beyond.LEARN MORESUBSCRIBE
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.
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.
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.
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.”
From weekend brunches to tight-knit family-style dinners, we foster community through social events where members can get to know one another.
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.
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.
I decided to join GLC because, as I've gotten older, I started to feel more disconnected from the Latinx community. The LGBT+ community is also a very large umbrella and I found that I didn't have much in common with most of the people I would meet and interact with.
They were welcoming, intelligent, competent, successful, and determined, and I wanted to be part of that. That’s why and how I became involved with GLC.