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[LGBT LATINO MEDIA]: [BREAKING NEWS]: ALMA APPOINTS FIRST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IN ORGANIZATION'S HISTORY - [CHICAGO]

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  • Mónica Taher
    ************************************************************** This is an update from GLAAD s LGBT Latino Activist list. Este es un avance noticioso de la
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2005
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      This is an update from GLAAD's LGBT Latino Activist list.
      Este es un avance noticioso de la lista LGBT Latina de GLAAD.
      DO NOT REPRODUCE WITHOUT CITING THIS SOURCE.
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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      Contact: Carlos Castillon
      Phone: 773-929-7688
      E-mail: ccastillon@...

      ASSOCIATION OF LATINO MEN FOR ACTION APPOINTS FIRST
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IN ORGANIZATION¹S HISTORY

      CHICAGO ORGANIZATION TO REVAMP OUTREACH AND SUPPORT SERVICES
      ON BEHALF OF LATINO GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN


      Chicago, Illinois ­ April 1st, 2005 ­ The Association of Latino Men for
      Action (ALMA) announced today the appointment of long time member, volunteer
      and former Board member, Carlos Castillon, as the organization¹s first
      Executive Director. Mr. Castillon comes from the private sector but has been
      involved in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community
      since he moved to Chicago from Mexico. Mr. Castillon was responsible for
      starting "Amigos Apoyando Amigos," ALMA's very successful program that
      provides support for Gay, Bi and questioning men.

      Mr. Castillon has worked on a number of community projects, educational
      programs and fundraising events on behalf of ALMA. The Board of Directors is
      very excited and confident that he will be an even greater asset in his new
      role as the Executive Director to both the organization and the Latino LGBT
      community nationwide.

      ³I am taking this challenge with a great amount of enthusiasm,² said
      Castillon. There is so much work to be done on behalf of the LGBT Latino
      community at the local and national level. I look forward to building
      alliances with other LGBT organizations and strengthening ALMA¹s outreach
      and services in support of gay and bisexual Latinos.²

      ALMA will be hosting a reception to welcome its new executive director and
      some of their new Board members at ³High Risk Gallery² located at 1113 W.
      Belmont in Chicago on Friday April 29 2005 from 6 to 9pm, light Hors d¹
      Oeuvres and cash bar, limited parking available, free admission but space is
      limited.

      Please RSVP by April 27 at 773-929-7688 or email: ccastillon@...

      www.almachicago.org

      The Association of Latino Men for Action (ALMA) is an educational, social,
      advocacy, and support group for gay, bisexual, or questioning men. For over
      a decade, ALMA has nurtured a group identity based on the experiences of gay
      Latino men and has become an important voice on social and political issues
      both locally and nationally. A member of Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Hall of
      Fame, ALMA continues at the forefront of the movement, helping to shape a
      better future for the gay Latino community.

      Immigration, health, and relationship building are among the important
      topics offered during community forums and educational workshops. Seasonal
      dances, brunches, and cultural activities are held monthly and provide an
      excellent opportunity to network and make new friends. ALMA maintains close
      relationships with public and private organizations, linking individuals to
      needed services. Participants are encouraged to become members, volunteers,
      or even join the board of directors to have a more active role in ALMA.

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