|In November of 1991, a group of Gay Latinos organized to address the various needs of the Gay Latino community. The group met on a monthly basis at various homes until they found a regular meeting place at the St. Francis Lutheran Church in San Francisco, California on March of 1992.They established the name AGUILAS which is an acronym for Asamblea Gay Unida Impactando Latinos A Superarse, which translates to Assembly of United Gays Impacting Latinos towards Self-Empowerment. Today, AGUILAS is a non-profit organization and the largest Gay Latino Organization in the San Francisco Bay Area.|
El Ambiente is an HIV prevention program of AGUILAS created by and for gay and bisexual Latino men. Our goal is to support our members’ self-empowerment in order to prevent the occurrence and relapse of unsafe sexual practices. We achieve this by providing a safe environment, specifically designed to address issues related to Latino culture, being gay and bisexual, and sexuality. Our activities are friendly, interactive, and educational.