FIRST-EVER “CELEBRATE ORGULLO®” TO SHOWCASE LGBT HISPANIC PRIDE DURING
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

On Saturday, October 1, the first-ever “Celebrate Orgullo®” event will take place in Lummus
Park on Miami Beach. “Orgullo” is Spanish for “Pride,” and this event celebrates the diverse
cultural heritage and contributions of South Florida’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender) Hispanic community.
The event, taking place from noon until 6 pm at Lummus Park, Ocean Drive & 12th Street, on
the sands of Miami Beach, will feature musical performances, folkloric dance, celebrity
guests, drag performers, refreshments and vendor booths representing the both the non-
profit and business community.
Since 1988, Americans have observed Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 to October 15
- celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from
Central and South America, Spain, Mexico or the Caribbean. With Hispanics in Miami-Dade
County comprising 65% of the total population, (2010 U.S. Census), Hispanic Heritage Month
is widely popular in South Florida, with a myriad of events taking place throughout the month
long celebration. As evidenced by the more than 40,000 people who turned out for Miami
Beach Gay Pride this past April, there are a significant amount of LGBT and LGBT-friendly
supporters in South Florida, and many are Hispanic.
Coincidentally, the theme for Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 is: “Heritage, Diversity, Integrity
and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America,” therefore it is especially timely that the first
Celebrate Orgullo® will truly celebrate the diversity of our community.

WHAT:  Free and open to the public, Celebrate Orgullo® will feature music,
dance, refreshments, vendor booths, and more!  A portion of proceeds from the
sale of food and beverages will benefit the LGBT Youth Scholarship Fund of the
Miami Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Foundation Inc.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 1 / Noon – 6 pm

WHERE: 12th Street & Ocean Drive, on the sands of Miami Beach

Celebrate Orgullo® is a grassroots effort, conceived and implemented by a group of
volunteers who decided that it was time for Miami Beach to lead the way in honoring the
cultural contributions of the LGBT Hispanic community. The committee unanimously voted to
name the city’s mayor, Matti Herrera- Bower, as “Honorary Orgullo Queen” to recognize her
support throughout the years.
There are several opportunities for companies and organizations to become involved and
reach out to a lucrative market at
Celebrate Orgullo®. Sponsorships range from $500 to
$15,000, and a limited number of booths are available at $250 per space, or $150 for a non-
profit organization. Complete details are available at www.CelebrateOrgullo.com or call Jorge
Richa, (305) 673-4440, or email
Jorge@celebrateorgullo.com.
The event is free and open to the public, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of food
and beverages will benefit the LGBT Youth Scholarship Fund of Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian
Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.
Members of the Executive Committee are Ivan Cano, Jorge Richa, Herb Sosa, Laura Veitia
and Darvin Wlliams. On the Planning Committee are Lynn Bove, Luis Gonzalez, Joe Granda,
Yubi Herrera, Scott Holland, Josue Kant, Sharon Kersten, Josue Santiago, Luiz Rodrigues
Soraya Swingen, Peter Tapia and Hernan Valverde.
Media Partners to date, who are donating advertising and promotion to
Celebrate Orgullo® are
AMBIENTE Magazine, Florida Agenda, Hot Spots!, GENRE Latino, Mark, Mark’s List, Miami Gay
Blog, She Magazine, South Florida Gay News and WIRE Weekly Community
Partners/Sponsors, committed to providing support through donations of product, community
outreach and/or financial support, are Brown-Forman, Bud Light, City of Miami Beach, City of
Miami Beach GLBT Business Enhancement Committee, Chambord Vodka, ECOMB, Granda
Entertainment, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hotflyers.com, Ikandee
Productions, Inferno Puerto Rico, Kersten Communications, Leblon, Miami Dade Gay &
Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, MDGLCC Foundation, Inc." Miami Reconnect, Noche Latina
Florida, Palace Restaurant & Bar, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,Tequila
Herradura, Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida and Worldwide Travel Partners.
Celebrate Orgullo® takes place on Saturday, October 1 from noon until 6 pm at Lummus Park,
on the sand between 10th and 11th Streets in Miami Beach. For further information, visit
www.celebrateorgullo.com

ABOUT NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson
and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover the 30-day period from
September 15 through October 15.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin
American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In
addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and
September18, respectively.
POR PRIMERA VEZ "CELEBRATE ORGULLO®" PRESENTARA UNA FERIA DE
ORGULLO LGBT HISPANO DURANTE EL MES DE LA HISPANIDAD

El sábado, 1 de octubre, el primer "Celebrate Orgullo®" se llevará a acabo en
Lummus Park en Miami Beach. Este evento celebrará la cultura diversa y las
contribuciones de las personas LGBT del sur de la Florida (lesbianas, gays,
bisexuales, transexuales) de la comunidad hispana.
El evento se llevará a cabo desde el mediodía hasta las 6 pm en la arena en
Ocean Drive y la 12 calle en Miami Beach.  Habrán presentaciones musicales,
danza folklórica, celebridades, transformistas, refrigerios, kioscos de vendedores
y organizaciones sin fines de lucro.
Desde 1988, los estadounidenses han observado el Mes de la Herencia
Hispanidad - 15 septiembre a 15 octubre – celebrando la historia, la cultura y las
contribuciones de las personas cuyos ancestros provienen de Centro y Sur
América, España, México o el Caribe. Los hispanos en el condado Miami-Dade
componen el 65% de la población total, (2010 del Censo de EE.UU.), y el Mes de
la Herencia Hispana es muy popular en el sur de Florida, donde se llevan a cabo
mucho eventos durante la celebración del mes. Como se ha observado en los
más de 40,000 personas que compartieron del Miami Beach Gay Pride en Abril,
hay una gran cantidad de personas LGBT y sus aliados que son hispanos.
Coincidentemente, el tema del Mes de la Herencia Hispana 2011 es "Herencia,
Diversidad, Integridad y Honor: La renovada esperanza de América", por lo tanto,
es especialmente oportuno que el primer
Celebrate Orgullo® verdaderamente
celebrará la diversidad de nuestra comunidad.

QUE: Gratis y abierto al público. celebrar el Orgullo Hispano con
música, baile, bebidas, kioscos de vendedores y mucho más!
Una porción de los ingresos de la venta de alimentos y bebidas se
beneficiarán al Fondo de Becas para  jóvenes LGBT de Miami-Dade
Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

CUÁNDO: Sábado, 1ro de octubre, 2011 mediodía-6pm

DONDE: 12 st y Ocean Drive, en las arenas de Miami Beach

Celebrate Orgullo® es un esfuerzo a nivel local, concebido e implementado por
un grupo de voluntarios que decidieron que ya era hora para que Miami Beach
tomara la vanguardia en honrar las contribuciones culturales de la comunidad
LGBT hispana. A través de un voto unánime, el comité nombro el alcalde de la
ciudad, Matti Herrera-Bower, como "La Reina Honoraria del Orgullo" para
reconocer el apoyo de ella a lo largo de los años.
Hay varias oportunidades para las empresas y organizaciones a participar y
llegar a un mercado lucrativo en Celebrate Orgullo®. Los niveles de patrocinios
existen desde $500 a $15,000, y existen un número limitado de kioscos que
están disponibles por $ 250 para el público en general, o $150 para una
organización sin fines de lucro. Los detalles completos están disponibles en
CelebrateOrgullo.com.  También puede llamar a Jorge Richa al (305) 673-4440 o
mandarle un correo electrónico a
Jorge@CelebrateOrgullo.com.
El evento es gratuito y abierto al público, y una porción de las ganancias de la
venta de alimentos y bebidas beneficiarán al Fondo de Becas para Jóvenes LGBT
del Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.
Los miembros del Comité Ejecutivo son Ivan Cano, Jorge Richa, Herb Sosa,
Laura Veitia and Darvin Wlliams.  Los miembros del Comité de Planificación son
Lynn Bove, Luis Gonzalez, Joe Granda, Yubi Herrera, Scott Holland, Josue Kant,
Sharon Kersten, Josue Santiago, Luiz Rodrigues, Soraya Swingen, Peter Tapia y
Hernan Valverde.
Hasta ahora, tenemos los siguientes medios de comunicación afiliados con
Celebrate Orgullo® y ellos donarán publicidad y promoción: AMBIENTE Magazine,
Florida Agenda, HotSpots!, GENRE Latino, Mark, Mark’s List, Miami Gay Blog, She
Magazine, South Florida Gay News and WIRE Weekly.
Nuestros afiliados de la comunidad/patrocinadores, que se  han comprometido a
proporcionar apoyo a través de donaciones de productos, alcance comunitario o
apoyo financiero son: Brown-Forman, Bud Light, City of Miami Beach, City of Miami
Beach GLBT Business Enhancement Committee, Chambord Vodka, ECOMB,
Granda Entertainment, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hotflyers.
com, Ikandee Productions, Inferno Puerto Rico, Kersten Communications, Leblon,
Miami Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, MDGLCC Foundation, Inc.,
Miami Reconnect, Noche Latina Florida, Palace Restaurant & Bar, South Florida
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,Tequila Herradura, Unity Coalition|Coalicion
Unida y Worldwide Travel Partnersy
Celebrate Orgullo®  se llevará a cabo el Sábado, 1 de Octubre desde el mediodía
hasta las 6 pm en Lummus Park, en la arena entre las calles 10 y 11 en Miami
Beach.

SOBRE EL MES DE LA HERENCIA HISPANA

La observación se inició en 1968 como la Semana de la Herencia Hispana
durante la presidencia de Lyndon Johnson y fue ampliado por el presidente
Ronald Reagan en 1988 para cubrir un período de 30 días a partir del 15 de
Septiembre hasta el 15 de Octubre.
El día 15 de Septiembre es importante porque es el aniversario de la
independencia de varios países de América Latina como Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua. Además, México y Chile celebran su
independencia el 16 y 18 de Septiembre, respectivamente.
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www.unitycoalition.org .

Website Sponsored by Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida     www.unitycoalition.org
Artwork & photos courtesy of Granda Entertainement & HotSpots Magazine.  
Celebrate ORGULLO Logo & web designs by Herb Sosa

Copyright © 2012 Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unidam Inc., All Rights Reserved
pics courtesy of
Antonio Lopez, Tony Lima,
Juan Saco, Jose Enrique
& Miami Gay News
ORGULLO STAGE | ESCENARIO          

Sponsored by GRANDA Entertainment
and Ivan Cano
DANCE COMPETITIONS | CONCURSOS DE BAILE
2011 ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS
ORGULLO Dance Contest FINALS WINNERS received:
- Named "2011 Celebrate Orgullo" Dance Champions
- $500 Cash Prize
- Brunch for 4 at Palace
- Lucky Strike Lanes Bowling Party for 8 ($200 value)
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for ARTISTS
BIOS/INFO
ORGULLO Dance Contest
FM5, Andres Cuervo, Christian TY, Barbara Muñoz, Norka, DJ Miik, VH-1's Jane Castro, Citizen Jane, Deborah Magdalena,
Lady M...
Minuto de Famas Jose Enrique, CHANEL of 93.9 radio, Patricia de Leon, Ivelin Giro, Nastassja Bolivar Nuestra Belleza Latina,
David Chacon Perez Director Artistico de Nuestra Belleza Latina, ADORA, MARYTRINI, MARILOLY & SHANAYA...
Folkloric Dance Groups representing COLOMBIA, CHILE & BOLIVIA Many more surprises coming!
Celebrate ORGULLO® presented by
City of Miami Beach


Tequila Herradura              PALACE Bar              Ketel One Vodka
City of Miami Beach . Tequila Herradura . Palace Bar . Ketel One Vodka . Miami Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of
Commerce . MDGLCC Foundation, Inc. . Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida . Granda Entertainment . Inferno Puerto Rico .
NLS Worldwide Travel Partners .  Brown-Forman . Chambord Vodka . Leblon  Bud Light . ECOMB . Miami Reconnect
Realty . Miami Beach LGBT Business Enhancement Committee . Route 7 Productions . Noche Latina Florida .
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau . So.Fla. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce . Kersten Communications .
Ikandee Productions . Lords South Beach . Pandora Events . Bar 721 . 9th Chakra . Florida Fugitive .
Nat'l. Gay & Lesbian Task Force . Score Bar . Club Sugar . The Manor . Mova Lounge . Club Sugar
COMMUNITY PARTNERS | ASOCIADOS COMUNITARIOS
AMBIENTE Magazine . Hot Spots! . GENRE Latino . WIRE Weekly . Miami Gay Blog . Clear Channel .  93.9 MIA .
103.5 SuperX . SHE . G . Mark . Marks List . Florida AGENDA . So.Fla. Gay News . HotFlyers.com . SoBe Social Club
PRODUCTION, LOGISITICS & SPONSORSHIP:
Ivan Cano      
ivan@celebrateorgullo.com
Yubi Herrera      yubi@celebrateorgullo.com

info@celebrateorgullo.com
MEDIA PARTNERS | PRENSA
MEDIA & MARKETING:
Josue Santiago
josue@celebrateorgullo.com

BOOTH INFORMATION:
Jorge Richta      
jorge@celebrateorgullo.com
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