October 17, 2022

When: Thursday, October 20th from 2-3:30pm 
Where: Allan Library Research Commons, Green A
Join us in welcoming the filmmakers of the documentary UNIDAD: Latinos Unidos [unidadmovie.com]— a film about Los Angeles’ Gay and Lesbian Latinos Unidos (GLLU) activists. This award winning movie is screening at the Seattle Queer Film Festival on Oct. 19th at the NW Film Forum [threedollarbillcinema.org]. UNIDAD highlights underrepresented storytelling and advocacy within the LGTBQ community. We’re proud to host Director Gregorio Davila, producer Mario J. Novoa, and featured activist Louis Jacinto in conversation about GLLU’s impact in LA and the legacy of queer Latine/x organizing.
Gay and Lesbian Latinos Unidos (GLLU) was founded in 1981, only a dozen years after the Stonewall rebellion and only a couple of years before the HIV/AIDS pandemic began to ravage LGBTQ communities. GLLU was the greater Los Angeles area’s first major Queer Latin@ organization, and the film chronicles events surrounding GLLU at a pivotal time in the history of LGBTQ equality, women’s rights, and civil rights movements that shaped the destinies of GLLU’s communities for decades to come.