Eastside Protest: Equal Rights for Gays

I spotted this large Chicano protest group for Gay Rights today on the corner of Chavez & Soto. If anyone has any info on the organizers, I’d love to learn some more about them.

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Al Guerrero, Artist/Humorist. Los Angeles, CA. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles from the age of two, Al Guerrero grew up just steps from the famous Chicano strip, Whittier Boulevard. His youth experiences include witnessing and participating in the 1970 Chicano Power demonstrations, cruising cars on Whittier Boulevard, and graduating from Garfield High School. After dropping out of UCLA (with honors), he drew upon his lifelong passion for art and cartooning and pursued a career in graphic arts. During this period, he traveled overseas and found artistic inspiration from the masterworks he discovered within the European Art Museums. His career blossomed when he was eventually hired by the Walt Disney Company in 1995, where he worked as a creative artist for a number of years. Although the artistic work was rewarding, he eventually grew weary & disillusioned with the bureaucracy of the entertainment business, and left to work briefly in the educational field. His credits include producing a feature film with actor, Conrad Brooks of Ed Wood fame, founding and performing with the Punk Rock group “The Psychocats” at numerous L.A. & Hollywood venues during the 1990’s, and in 1999 he founded and created a hell-bent puppet cabaret show aptly named: “The Puppets from Hell”. As a long time active member of the Los Angeles Cacophony Society, Al “Quaeda”, as he was known, was involved in countless Cacophony Society pranks and events throughout the city. He also produced the “Incredibly Strange Cinema” cult film series as well as themed events such as the now infamous “Pornothon Movie Nights” and the satirical “Mexican Night: Noche De Tequila & Putas” shows at local nightclub venues. Throughout his art career, he has exhibited his canvas paintings at various local galleries, and has also written & illustrated numerous comic strips and Graphic Novel stories. Today, he lives in Silver Lake, California and works as a freelance artist and writer with numerous multi-media projects under his belt and in the works. His personal hobbies include collecting vintage toys and comic books, cinema history and Los Angeles City history. Contact: alguerrero@earthlink.net Al Guerrero P.O. Box 29697 Los Angeles, CA 90029-0697 www.alguerrero.com Myspace.com/thepuppetsfromhell

6 thoughts on “Eastside Protest: Equal Rights for Gays

  1. Here’s the info I got via email

    “Marcha Somos Familia: We are Family.” The event is a peaceful protest
    against the recent passing of California’s state measure Proposition 8. Our
    march will take place on Sunday, January 4, 2009 and will begin at 10 AM
    and end at 2 PM. We will begin our walk at the corner of N. Soto St. and E.
    Cesar Chavez Ave in the city of Los Angeles and will stop 2.6 miles way at
    Belvedere Park in unincorporated East Los Angeles.

    Our purpose is not only to publicly express our disapproval of all forms of
    constitutional discrimination but to encourage dialogue and love among the
    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and heterosexual friends and family members. The
    march is a first for the predominantly Latino community living in the East
    Los Angeles area.

    For your consideration, I have attached a copy of our press release and
    quarter-sheet announcement. If possible, please forward this information to
    all your friends and professional contacts who might be interested in
    participating in the event. Should you have any questions please do not
    hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience. Many thanks for all
    your help.

    Un fuerte abrazo,
    Jorge Amaro, Jr.

    Francisco Dueñas
    Proyecto Igualdad Coordinator
    Lambda Legal
    Office: 213-382-7600 ext 244
    3325 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1300 Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Lambda Legal: Making The Case For Equality
    To become a member or make a donation visit:

  2. lambda legal had absolutely nothing to do with our event. please feel free to contact us, the organizers, should you have any questions. we are currently working on putting on another march for LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer) Youth. please check us at out on myspace for updates. gracias!

    la lucha sigue!

  3. Dear Somos Familia,
    My best wishes and support for your organization & cause. Keep in touch here so I can help get the word out for you.
    Believe it or not, The photos were shot by an 8 year old girl hanging out of the passenger seat of my car as I drove around that corner! It was the best we could do at the time on that busy intersection. I’ll send you copies.

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