2016 Texas Latino Gay Pride Festival
The annual Gay Latino Pride Festival, entitled Azucar!, is a celebration of music, dance and culture. The goal of the festival is to unite communities through music and art, and to connect the broad range of people who make up the LGBTQ community - not just the Latino community - which spans numerous cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identity/expressions.
Headlining this year’s festival is Quimikoz Del Son, a local Latin/Cumbia fusion band, Mi Diva Loca, and Otro K Libre. Joining the lineup of artists are Calirumba, Alianza Rumbera, Leyla Edwards and RuPual’s Drag Race contestant Cynthia Lee Fontaine. Popular DJ’s from Havana Lounge, Marty’s Live, and TMC will provide cumbia-inspired sets in between live performances.
Legacy Counseling Center is recognized as the receiving beneficiary of the festival. For nearly three decades, Legacy has provided affordable and quality mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and housing services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Dallas City Council Member Adam Medrano and Judge Sara Martinez are this year’s honorary padrinos of the community for their ongoing commitment, dedication and support of LGBTQ people.