Longtime Dallas activist Jésus Chaíréz is living the good (retired) life in Mexico City these days, but he’ll be in Dallas this week to attend the regular monthly meeting of LULAC 4871-The Dallas Rainbow Council, and he is asking all his friends here in Big D to come see him at the meeting.
Officials with LULAC 4871 recently announced that they have named their annual scholarship in honor of Chaíréz, and he is attending the meeting during which the scholarship will be awarded. The meeting is set for Wednesday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Havana, 4006 Cedar Springs Road.
In honor of national Gay Pride Month, LULAC 4871 will also be honoring some other Latino legends in Dallas’ LGBT community, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and former Dallas City Council members John Loza and Chris Luna.
“I don’t know how long I will be in Dallas, and there is never enough time to see the many friends that I know, so please, if you can, come to this meeting located in el corazon de Oak Lawn. Hope you can make the meeting, not only to see each other but also to meet members of a great GLBT Latino organization that is kicking nalga — I mean doing great work in our community,” Chaíréz said.