Mr. SOMOS OC is a pageant hosted for Latino gay men to educate the LGBTQ Community on HIV prevention and safe sex practices. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at The Rose Center Theatre located at 14140 All American Way, Westminster, 92683.
The free event funded by the Health Care Agency of Orange County and directed and coordinated by Mario Casas, program coordinator at the health education department at ASF, will feature 13 courageous Latino gay men, who will compete to become Mr. SOMOS OC, a positive role model for the LGBTQ youth in Orange County.
In addition to the competition, Jacquie Campos Rivera, daughter of Jenni Rivera, will be at the event to sing her newest single; and Gustavo Gambarrotti and Alejandra Guzman’s official impersonator, Brenda “La Guzman,” will be performing.
The SOMOS OC program is an empowerment project designed specifically to address the needs of young gay/bisexual Latino men ages 18-29. Young gay/bisexual men continue to engage in high rates of unprotected sex and are becoming infected with HIV at high rates; and prevention planning councils across the country consistently identify the demographic as one of the highest priority groups for HIV prevention efforts.