Club Antorcha in the 1991 Pride Parade

Title

Club Antorcha in the 1991 Pride Parade

Date

1991

Description

Club Antorcha (initially Latinos Unidos) was founded in 1989 from a focus group and survey conducted by Orlando Del Valle on Latino gay men's health sponsored by Latino Health Institute. It provided a social network to develop the extended family bond, and expand the visibility of Latino gay men in Boston. The motto of Club Antorcha was "Illuminating Our History, Lighting the Present, A Beacon Into the Future" which you can see on the banner carried by the men in the photograph. Club Antorcha's founders include Orlando Del Valle, Wilfredo Escobar, Fernando Miranda, and William Vélez. José de Jesús, co-founder of El Comité, Jarrett Barrios, and Yuri Orellana are original members. The group ended in 1992.

Creator

Susan Fleischmann

Subject

Club Antorcha
Boston Pride

Publisher

The History Project, Inc.

Rights

Please credit Susan Fleischmann. Email info@historyproject.org for additional information about rights, reproductions, etc.

Identifier

GCN.ORG.00197

Original Format

black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10" horizontal

Citation

Susan Fleischmann, “Club Antorcha in the 1991 Pride Parade,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed July 21, 2018, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/13.

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