About Us

LULAC

LULAC
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), founded in 1929, is the oldest Latinx civil rights organization in the United States. LULAC was created at a time in our country’s history when Latinx folks were denied basic civil and human rights, despite contributions to American society. The founders of LULAC created an organization that empowers its members to create and develop opportunities where they are needed most. Members form local councils that help address community issues. These local councils report to their area districts. These area districts report to state officers. State officers report to a national board. For more information, please visit www.lulac.org.

Rainbow Revolution

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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and more (LGBTQ+) Latinx community has always been a part of LULAC, both as members and leaders, throughout its many decades. On June 12, 2016, the very first LGBTQ+ LULAC Council -- created specifically for and by LGBTQ+ members -- was launched in Dallas, Texas. It was named The Dallas Rainbow Council, LULAC Council 4871. LGBTQ+ councils were later established in San Antonio, Washington D.C., Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, Northern Virginia and San Juan. In 2014, one of the co-founders of the Dallas council helped launch LULAC Lambda in the District of Columbia.

LULAC Lambda

LULAC Lambda
On Oct. 27, 2014, the community came together to launch LULAC Lambda, Council 11125. Our mission is to mobilize and strengthen the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities of the D.C. through community and civic engagement. 

Past Presidents include Victor Martinez (2014-2015), Alberto Flores (2015-2016), Jesse Garcia (2016-2020) and Erik Rodriquez (2020-2022).

Our 2022-2023 Leadership

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President

Javier Aquino

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Gabriel Hernandez
Vice President

Gabriel Hernandez

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Rogelio Cerezo
Secretary

Rogelio Cerezo

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Erik Rodriquez
Treasurer

Erik Rodriquez

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Chaplain

Zoey McShane

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Jesse Garcia
Chair of Communications

Jesse Garcia

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Chair of Scholarship

Michael Ramirez

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Webmaster

Daniel Muñoz

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Annual Awards

2021

  • Board Member of the Year: David Jaramillo
  • New Member of the Year: Michael Ramirez
  • Member of the Year: Javier Aquino
  • Ally of the Year: Latin American Youth Center

2020

  • Member of the Year: Daniel Muñoz
  • Board Member of the Year: Bri Perez-Brennan
  • Ally of the Year: BHT Foundation

2019

  • Member of the Year: Alexa Rodriguez
  • Board Member of the Year: Julio Acevedo
  • Ally of the Year: Empoderate

2018

  • Member of the Year: Jimmy Chavez
  • Board Member of the Year: Erik Rodriquez
  • Ally of the Year: Human Rights Campaign

2017

  • Member of the Year: Mario Reynoso
  • Board Member of the Year: Patricio Provitina
  • Ally of the Year: Latinx History Project

2015

  • Member of the Year: Luis Torres
  • Board Member of the Year: Dion Barela
  • Ally of the Year: LULAC Office