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    Registrations Now Open for AGUILAS 30th Anniversary Celebration on May 24, 2024

    By Eduardo Morales, Ph.D.–

    AGUILAS will soon celebrate its 30th Anniversary in providing services to the Latinx LGBTQ+ community. The 30th Anniversary Celebration is now scheduled for Friday May 24, 2024, from 6–8 pm at the Rainbow Room of the SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, Second Floor, in San Francisco.

    The event will be partially funded by a grant from the Horizons Foundation and will feature entertainment, presentations, and food and drinks for attendees. Please indicate your intention to attend by registering at the AGUILAS website,

    Registering will help to ensure we are prepared for the number of guests. At this event, participants who recently completed our leadership development program workshops will receive a certificate of completion for the level 2 advanced training offered in May of 2024 and funded by ViiV Healthcare Foundation.

    AGUILAS was founded by grassroots community members in 1991 and became a 501 c-3 organization in August of 1999. The mission includes “creating a supportive, culturally sensitive environment for gay/bisexual Latinos. AGUILAS strives to foster knowledge and pride of the diversity of our language, culture, history, and spirituality. AGUILAS is committed to developing programs that promote health, well-being, and community building that foster positive self-identities, healthy relationships, and leadership skills.”

    Since 1994, AGUILAS has obtained contracts from various local, state, and federal governmental agencies as well as many foundations and organizations such as REAF, Horizons Foundation, the Imperial Council of San Francisco, the Academy of Friends, and Our Town San Francisco. A complete listing of funders, along with AGUILAS’ numerous awards and commendations throughout the 30 years, are on our website.

    The name AGUILAS was chosen by community members. It is an anonym that means eagles in Spanish and stands for Asamblea Gay Unida Impactando Latinos A Superarse, which basically translates to Assembly of Gay United Impacting Latinos to Supersede and Rise Above.

    We at AGUILAS hope you will join us in our humble celebration of 30 years in providing services. We look forward to seeing you at our celebration as AGUILAS moves ahead to continue to be of service to our targeted community for years to come.

    Eduardo Morales, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus, retired Distinguished Professor, and current adjunct professor at Alliant International University. He is also a licensed psychologist and a founder and current Executive Director of AGUILAS, an award-winning program for Latinx LGBTQ+. Of Puerto Rican decent, he has received numerous distinguished awards and citations, including being named a Fellow of 12 divisions of the American Psychological Association.

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    Published on April 18, 2024