Called Fuego, the 18+ monthly party series plans on incorporating Latin music and dance into Godfrey’s Saturday nights. Acuña and his fellow organizers got the idea after attending similar events.
“I kept saying to [my friends] that we should start a Latin night at one of the gay bars,” said Acuña. ”After a whole lot of just talking about it, my friend Andy was finally like “so when is it gonna happen?!” and I guess that was the final push (or sass) I needed to reach out to Godfrey’s to try to see what was possible.”
Inspired by Maracuyeah, a Latin@-focused dance collective based in DC, Fuego will play different Latin music with “an emphasis on creating a space for LGBTQ Latin@ folks to feel comfortable being ourselves in our queerness and our Latinidad.”