Encuerados: A Movie Viewing & Panel Discussion

Encuerados: A Movie Viewing & Panel Discussion

Encuerados: A Movie Viewing & Panel Discussion

Hosted by Christopher Velasquez, Mr. CSW 2023

In Partnership with 910WEHO and The Wall Las Memorias Project

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 4, 2024 – Los Angeles Leather Pride is excited to present “Encuerados: A Movie Viewing & Panel Discussion,” hosted by Christopher Velasquez, Mr. CSW 2023. In collaboration with 910WEHO and The Wall Las Memorias Project, this event promises an illuminating exploration into the often-overlooked underground subculture of the Los Angeles Latino LGBTQ+ Leather community.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, March 13

Time: 7:00 PM PT

Location: 910WEHO, West Hollywood CA

“Encuerados” is a documentary directed and produced by filmmaker Orlando Bedolla. The film chronicles the year-long involvement of nine Latino men in the leather scene, with a primary focus on the historical achievement of Leo Iriarte as the first Latino man to win the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather. Through showcasing Leo’s legacy and the experiences of these trailblazers, “Encuerados” delves into issues of representation, leadership, and community building within the Latino LGBTQ+ Leather community.

Christopher Velasquez, Mr. CSW 2023, will serve as the host for the evening, guiding attendees through the film and facilitating a panel discussion afterward. Velasquez, known for his dedication to advocacy and community empowerment, is eager to provide a platform for dialogue and reflection on the issues raised in the documentary.

“Our primary aim is to foster understanding, empathy, and solidarity within our diverse community,” says Velasquez. “Through this event, we aspire to cultivate greater awareness, acceptance, and support for the marginalized voices within our community.”

In partnership with 910WEHO and The Wall Las Memorias Project, organizations dedicated to LGBTQ+ advocacy and community empowerment, this event seeks not only to showcase the film but also to amplify the essential services and resources they provide.

Quote from Mistress Cyan, Board Chair , Los Angeles Leather Pride

“Los Angeles Leather Pride is proud to partner with 910WEHO and The Wall Las Memorias Project in presenting this documentary. These collaborations underscore our commitment to diverse voices and fostering inclusivity within the leather community and abroad. Events like these are vital in creating spaces for dialogue and understanding, ultimately strengthening our community bonds and advocating for greater acceptance.”

Join us for an evening of education, empowerment, and community building. Admission is $20, and all members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate in this important conversation.

For discounted pricing or financial assistance purchasing tickets, contact The Wall Las Memorias Project. 

For more information and to RSVP, please visit [Website] or contact [Contact Information].

About Los Angeles Leather Pride:

Los Angeles Leather Pride is a community-led organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting the diverse and inclusive nature of the leather community in Los Angeles. Through events, education, and advocacy, Los Angeles Leather Pride strives to foster a welcoming and supportive environment for all members of the leather and LGBTQ+ communities.