Celebrate Gender Diversity and Support LGBTQ Artists


When the world turns upside down, the arts community steps up!

Remember: the word “FUERZA” translates into strength, and that is exactly what we will deliver to the community in this unprecedented time.

FUERZAfest, the first LGBTQ+ Latinx Arts Festival in the Northeast was launched by Hispanic Federation in 2016 to celebrate the vibrant LGBTQ community, and address critical issues impacting it. Since then, events have been held in New York City, Connecticut and Orlando to create spaces for dialogue and awareness of the systemic barriers and threats faced by Latinx communities. FUERZAfest harnesses the visceral power of art to inspire recognition, visibility and respect for the people who transgress gender and sexual norms.  It brings together diverse communities to support artistic risk-taking, incite creative collaboration and experimentation, and celebrate the rich heritage of queer Latinx artists and art.