Jose Gutierrez is an activist, Latinx historian, curator, writer and a poet. He is the founder of the Latino GLBT History Project, the DC Latino Pride and co-founder of the Rainbow History Project. In 2010 Jose served on the Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee. As the first International Leatherboy in 2002 he raised awareness and funds for the leather community. In 2014 he received the Jose Sarria medal of honor from the DC Imperial Court for his multiple contributions to our LGBTQ community and in 2015 contributed to the book Queer Brown Voices, with an interview/essay entitled ” We must preserve our Latino LGBTQ history”. Currently Jose is pursuing his BS in psychology at the University Ana G. Mendez.