Host Committee

Jose Rodriguez and Hugo Gomez

Meet DTLA PROUD Gala Host Committee members Jose Rodriguez and Hugo Gomez. They are passionate and creative innovators helping educate, encourage and celebrate diversity and inclusion through professional and non-profit activism.

Teri Kinne

Meet DTLA PROUD Gala Host Committee member Teri Kinne – event producer and writer in Los Angeles.

Michael Chavez

Meet DTLA PROUD Gala Host Committee member Michael Chavez – a proud DTLA resident of 4 years and a development manager for Equality California. Prior to joining Equality California, he worked in development and events for arts organizations around Los Angeles, most recently serving as a member of the special events team at LA Opera.

Leo Daube

Meet DTLA PROUD Gala Host Committee member Leo Daube – Mayor Eric Garcetti’s liaison to the LGBTQ community. He is also the co-chair of the GLSEN LA Board of Directors.

Mars Loreto

Meet DTLA PROUD Gala Host Committee member Mars Loreto – Registered Nurse, Facility Site Review Nurse Specialist & Provider Quality Improvement Liaison at L.A. Care Health Plan. He has a masters degree in checking-in at every single restaurant, brewery and bar in DTLA and the county of Los Angeles.

Kelly Musgrove

Meet DTLA PROUD Gala Host Committee member Kelly Musgrove: – Registered Nurse at LAC & USC Medical Center. She is widely known in DTLA for her stellar dance moves (check out her latest meme).

Vince Wong

Meet DTLA PROUD Gala Host Committee member Vince Wong – Director of Policy and Civic Engagement for Michelson Found Animals Foundation. “Through the DTLA PROUD Festival and community-building, DTLA PROUD has fostered a great community and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Tony Hoang

Meet DTLA PROUD Gala Host Committee member Tony Hoang – Managing director of Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization representing over 800,000 members. In his free time, Tony serves on the board of directors of the Equality Federation. He is also Vice President of the City of Los Angeles Innovation and Performance Commission and sits on the advisory board of Generation Change. He lives in Downtown Los Angeles with his partner Ian.

Raquel Castaneda

Meet DTLA PROUD Gala Host Committee member Raquel Castaneda – Community leader and creative born and raised in Los Angeles. LGBT, women, and youth activism are her priority. When she isn’t working on set, she spends most of her time fundraising, producing and hosting events.

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