A center for the local Latino LGBT community will open next month in Washington, DC.
The long-overdue space is called Casa Ruby, a personal project started by transgender activist Ruby Corado who is supported by local LGBT groups like Latinos en Accion [Latinos in Action], other nonprofit organizations and the D.C. government.
Ruby Corado is a transgender woman who immigrated from El Salvador as a teenager, she grew up in Washington, DC, and she has done community activism for over 20 years.
|Photo credit: Latinos en Accion|
Casa Ruby intends to connect individuals with local organizations, D.C. government agencies and LGBT groups, and to become a space for all Latinas and Latinos, not only lesbians, gays, transgenders or bisexuals who live in the DC metro area, providing them with resources on employment, economic development, immigration and legal services, health promotion and prevention, and emergency social services.
Last night I interviewed Ruby Corado over the phone:
Casa Ruby will be located at 2822 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20001 [see map]. The open house will be held on June 6th, 2012 starting at noon, with a ceremony planned by 3:00 PM. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will be attending, among several local leaders and activists. Everyone is welcomed to attend.
Learn more about Ruby Corado, in this interview by Metro Weekly
Read these articles about Casa Ruby by Metro Weekly and The Washington Blade
Support Casa Ruby!
If you want to support this initiative with donations or volunteering, please contact Ruby Corado and Casa Ruby:
Twitter @rubycorado @CasaRubyDC