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    The Chicano/Latino Center of Washington State University and the Encuentros Speaker Series is proud to present: SYLVIA RIVERA AND THE GAY LIBERATION FRONT A
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      The Chicano/Latino Center of Washington State University
      and the Encuentros Speaker Series is proud to present:

      SYLVIA RIVERA AND THE GAY LIBERATION FRONT
      A lecture by gay historian and actor JADE ESTEBAN ESTRADA

      IN CELEBRATION OF LA SEMANA DE LA RAZA 2007

      2pm
      Thursday
      March 1, 2007
      Admission is FREE
      CUE 512
      Washington State University
      Pullman, Washington

      For more information visit:
      http://www.chilatcenter.wsu.edu/semana/calendar.html




      Gay history buff Jade Esteban Estrada will present his lecture titled, "Sylvia Rivera and the Gay Liberation Front" at WSU Thursday. Photo by SCOTT SMITH.



      Who is Sylvia Rivera?
      Sylvia Rae Rivera (1951-2002) was a transgender activist. She was a founding member of both the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance and founded STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), a group dedicated to helping homeless gay youth. She is credited my many for her part in the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which sparked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement.


      About Jade Esteban Estrada:
      Formally choreographer to Latin diva Charo and a scratch vocalist to the Back Street Boys, Jade Esteban Estrada is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and has been called "the first gay Latin star" by The Advocate. The actor, singer, choreographer, composer and writer has appeared on PBS, FX, Comedy Central and HBO Latino. He has lectured and performed at numerous universities around the the U.S. on Latin culture and LGBT History. His seven solo theatre shows include: "ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 1-3," "TransWorld! The Transgender History of the World," "Gay Christian, Gay Muslim, Gay Jew," "Tortilla Heaven," and "Pico de Gallo." In October 2006, Kentucky Governer Ernie Fletcher awarded him the title of "Kentucky Colonel" for his work promoting goodwill and fellowship around the world. Other colonels include Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Johnny Depp, Mae West, Joan Crawford and Pope John Paul II. He also lent his golden voice to the "Being Out Rocks" CD compilation for the Human Rights Campaign. For more information visit www.getjaded.com.


      Upcoming Performances:

      Mar 1 - Pullman, WA
      Mar 3 - Cape May, NJ
      Mar 9 - Columbus, OH
      Mar 22 - Bethlehem, PA
      Mar 24 - New Britain, CT
      Mar 24 - New York, NY
      Mar 26 - Bowling Green, OH
      Mar 27 - Cincinnati, OH
      Mar 31 - Corpus Christi, TX
      Apr 4 - San Antonio, TX
      Apr 11 – Mexico City, MEXICO
      Apr 13 – Philadelphia, PA
      Apr 16 – Muncie, IN
      Apr 22 - San Antonio, TX
      Apr 26 - Emporia, KS
      May 10 – Miami, FL
      May 18 – Yakima, WA
      May 27 – Moscow, RUSSIA
      Jun 8 - San Antonio, TX
      Jun 14 - Wilmington, DE
      Aug 4 - Fire Island, NY

      www.GetJaded.com
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