Started in 2011, the Celebrate ORGULLO Festival Showcases Hispanic LGBT
Pride during Hispanic Heritage & LGBT Pride Month - The First Event of its
kind in the U.S.

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.

proceeds benefit our LGBT Youth Scholarship Fund and year round programming of the Unity
Coalition|Coalicion Unida, Inc.

Celebrate ORGULLO is an independent corporation registered in Florida.

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida is a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit whose focus is the Leadership,
Protection & Promotion of Latino|Hispanic LGBTQ rights (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
questioning) - The only organization of its kind in South Florida since 2002.

We are proud to present the Annual
Celebrate ORGULLO Festival which highlights, celebrates and
supports the contributions of the Hispanic LGBT community.

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 September 18,
respectively.






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Comensando en el 2011,  "CELEBRATE ORGULLO®" Presenta una Feria de Orgullo LGBT
hispano durante le mes de la hispanidad y orgullo LGBT

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.
El evento es gratuito y abierto al público, y las ganancias beneficiarán al Fondo de Becas
para Jóvenes LGBT y la programacion annual de Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, Inc.

Celebrate ORGULLO es una corporacion registrada en la Florida.

Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida es una organisacion sin fines de lucro de la Florida, con
enfoque en el Liderazgo, protección y promocion de los derechos civiles de la comunidad
latina|hispana LGBTQ (lesbianas, gay, bisexual, transgénero, cuestionando) en el sur de la
Florida desde el 2002.

Somos orgullosos de presentar el
Festival Celebrate ORGULLO, que celebra, presenta  y
respalda las contribuciones de la comunidad hispana LGBT.


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.
LEGAL NOTE:
Concept, image, logos, names, documents & contents, and all
related versions thereof are the property of Celebrate Orgullo, and cannot be used
or reproduced without prior written authorization of the Celebrate Orgullo Board of
Advisors.

Website Sponsored by Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida     
www.unitycoalition.org

LEGAL NOTE:
Celebrate ORGULLO logo, name, related images & graphics are all registered and copyright
property of Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, Inc.
Any unauthorized or illegal use of these images, likeness or copy will be met with swift and
immediate legal action.

Celebrate ORGULLO Logo & web designs by Herb Sosa
Copyright © 2014 Celebrate Orgullo, All Rights Reserved
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida relies heavily on VOLUNTEERS
to produce Celebrate ORGULLO.  COME HELP OUT.  
info@celebrateorgullo.com
UC|CU’s Annual LGBT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IN ARTS,
DESIGN & EDUCATION | Celebrating the Life of ANITA PRIEST, and
Providing Educational Opportunities to our Community     
   

Miami, Florida…With the common goals of Leadership & Empowering the LGBT
community through Art, Design & Education, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida is proud
continue the legacy of Anita Priest and the Whispering Angels Foundation, by
spearheading the Anita Priest Memorial Scholarship, ongoing.        

Established in 2007 in memory of her later partner, renowned Interior Designer Anita
Priest, the “Whispering Angels” Memorial Scholarship program founded by Sandra
Holiday, is a legacy program that provides a scholarship for the LGBT community to
advance their education in the area of Design, the Arts & Education.                 

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU), the first & only organization for the Latino|
Hispanic|LGBTQ Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) -
advancing Equality & Fairness since 2002.        


The Whispering Angels Foundation, under the guidance of Sandra Holiday and in memory
of Anita Priest, has been essential to our community.  It has allowed LGBT students who
otherwise might not get to go to college, fulfill their dreams and go on and make a
difference. Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida is proud of our partnership in this important
community project, to continue the legacy and work, and we look forward to announcing the
2015 Scholarship Recipients, soon!                       
      - Herb Sosa, president – Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) is the ideal community partner to continue the
work of the Whispering Angels Foundation, and to carry on the memory and ideals of my
dear Anita. Through this partnership, the Anita Priest Memorial Scholarship will flourish,
grow and go on to help the very community she was so fond of. I look forward to serving as
a Board Advisor for UC|CU, and helping this Scholarship Program continue to serve our
community, for years to come.                     
     - Sandra Holiday, founder – Anita Priest Whispering Angels Foundation

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida’s work is 100% funded by events, private donations &
grants. We are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes
right back out for programming, community building, leading & assisting our LGBTQ
community. We encourage you to consider making a financial contribution to the
Scholarship Program – or other year round programming efforts - and helping this
important work to continue.        

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY  | Applications ACCEPTED Jan 1, 2016 – Feb 15, 2016   

- You must be a resident of the U.S., a high school graduate or equivalent & currently
enrolled in a continued education school/program.        
- Submit a completed and signed application & Recent photo or digital photo in jpg, gif, or
bmp format.        
- Most recent academic transcript to be sent by the school by e-mail or by mail.        
- At least two and no more than three letters of recommendation (At least one of these
must be from an   individual familiar with your academic work (no family members).        
- A scan of Driver’s License / State Issued ID          
- I authorize the UC|CU Anita Priest Memorial Scholarship Committee to review and
discuss my grades & other information concerning me that are maintained by my school or
submitted by me for consideration, or of public record.        

- Scholarship recipients will be invited to serve a 12 month Junior Board member position
on UC|CU, to foster & encourage Community Service, Leadership & involvement –
ongoing.        
- Winning applicants are awarded up to a $2,500. Scholarship for tuition expenses related
to Design, the Arts or Education, paid directly to the school.        

www.unitycoalition.org                                 
www.whisperingangelsfoundation.com
Application                                                                Aplicacion
EVERY PENNY.
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA'S  6TH ANNUAL
A MONTH OF HISPANIC LGBT PRIDE, MUSIC, FOOD, CULTURE & FUN
UN MES DE ORGULLO HISPANO LGBT, COMIDA, MUSICA, CULTURA Y GOZADERA

SEPT 15- OCT 15, 2017 | MIAMI | MIAMI BEACH | FT. LAUDERDALE
Celebrate ORGULLO COMMITTEE
FUNDRAISING        
Dr. Ken Wilcox
        ken@unitycoalition.org

ENTERTAINMENT  
Karyn Larrea
       talent2015@celebrateorgullo.com
Holam Antonetti  info@celebratorgullo.com

MEDIA & MARKETING                
Harold Sloan-Marrero
info@celebratorgullo.com
Chris Padron          chris@celebrateorgullo.com
Milancita Rodriguez    milancita@hotmail.com

BEVERAGES
Hernan Valverde   
info@celebrateorgullo.com
VOLUNTEERS
Mari Zapata        
volunteers@celebrateorgullo.com
Weslee Lim        info@celebrateorgullo.com

LOGISTICS
Rafael Canton       
info@celebrateorgullo.com
Aryah Lester         info@celebrateorgullo.com

OF COUNSEL                                
Sasha Westerman-Keuning
sashavisalaw@gmail.com
Michael Gongora         info@celebrateorgullo.com
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NOCHES DE JAZZ y POESIAS | The Betsy Jazz & Poetry Festival
StoryCorps ORAL HISTORY PROJECT & Community Workshops
ARTISTS STUDIO TOURS, MOVIE SCREENINGS & BOOK SIGNING
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CULINARY CITY TOURS, ORGULLO Drag Brunches & Club Nights
LEGENDS BALL & LEGENDS HONORS Awards
DOWNTOWN ARCHITECTURAL TOURS & URBAN SKETCH TOURS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS | CALENDARIO DE EVENTOS | SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 15, 2016
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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | EVENTOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO
Rosh Hashanah
Jewish New Year
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NOCHES de
ORGULLO@BAILO with
MARYTRINI
Sat,Oct.1& Sun.Oct. 2
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Thursday, SEPT. 15th
MiFo Film Festival – GLOW@Gateway Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale, Featuring Screening of ESTEROS (Argentina, 2016)





Friday, SEPT. 16th
LEGENDS Ball - 7pm, historic Warner Place, 111 SW 5th Avenue, Miami





Sunday, SEPT. 18th
DRAG BRUNCH – Señor Frogs, 1450 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach






Wednesday, SEPT. 21st
NOCHES de JAZZ y POESIAS, with songstress
Barbara Alonso & Poet Omar Figuera, The Betsy-South Beach, 8pm, 1440 Ocean Drive





Friday, SEPT. 23rd
TheLAB@SCORE with ATHENA DION, 1437 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach






Saturday, SEPT. 24th
URBAN SKETCH TOUR – Downtown Miami, MiamiCAD, 100 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL 33132 - 10am





Wednesday, SEPT. 28th
NOCHES de JAZZ y POESIAS, with songstress En Vee & poet Caridad Moro-Gronlier, The Betsy-South Beach, 8pm, 1440 Ocean Drive






Saturday, OCT. 1st
ARTISTS STUDIO TOURS with ADORA, North Miami, Little River, 4-9pm, Miami






Saturday, OCT. 1st & Sunday, OCT. 2nd
NOCHES de ORGULLO @ BAILO with MARYTRINI & ADORA





CANCELLED - Due to Hurricane - Wednesday, OCT. 5th
NOCHES de JAZZ y POESIAS, with poet Y'Señia Almaguer - The Betsy-South Beach, 8pm, 1440 Ocean Drive






CANCELLED Due to Hurricane - Thursday, OCT. 6th, 6-8pm  - will be rescheduled in the Fall
SOUTH BEACH ON HEELS Screening – Miami Beach Cinemateque, 6pm, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
ORGULLO Artists Reception, & CUBA Book Signing, Dmitry Zhitov – LGBT Visitor Center, 8pm





Sunday, OCT. 9th
LITTLE HAVANA CULINARY TOUR, Lunch 12 noon, Miami





Tuesday, OCT. 11th
NOCHES de JAZZ y POESIA - Nat'l. Coming OUT Day @ Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus - 6-8pm






RESCHEDULED for Friday, OCT. 14th, 6-8pm
RHYTHM, RHYMES & WRITING Workshop @ Pridelines Center, 6360 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33138





Sunday, OCT. 16th
MiFo Film Festival – GLOW@Gateway Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale, Featuring Screening of UC|CU's TRANSLives Project Documentary






Saturday, OCT. 3-6th,
by appointment only
StoryCorps AUDIO RECORDINGS
Started in 2010, our Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) LEGENDS HONORS and LEADERS, LEGENDS & LOVELIES Ball celebrates
the good, positive & outstanding within our LGBTQ & ally community.
Featuring the vocals of EnVEE, the Opera Atelier, ADORA, DJ CITIZEN JANE, entertainment, food, drinks -
the LEGENDS Ball has it all.
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The MiFo LGBT Film Festival (MiFo), a critically acclaimed event, has two film festivals per year: Miami in April and Fort Lauderdale in
October. The 8th Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition takes place from Friday, October 7th until Sunday, October 16th. (Formerly the Fort
Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival) The 19th Annual Miami Edition takes place from Friday, April 21st until Sunday,
April 30th. (Formerly the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival)​.
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Every Wednesday evening during Celebrate ORGULLO, enjoy complimentary evening of amazing POETRY & MUSICAL JAZZ talents
on the mic and keyboard in the Lobby Lounge at the Betsy-South Beach hotel. Meet local, national and international authors, and enjoy
a personal journey of their story, writings and life. Set in intimate salons, meet your favorites, or make new ones.
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Voss Events presents: Unleash your fiesta at our world famous Drag Brunch! Bottomless cocktails, fabulous food and fierce drag!
Showtimes at 12:30 and 2:30. Seating begins one hour prior to showtime.

A % will benefit the UC|CU LGBT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP Fund.
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EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT - Doors open at 10 p.m. and stay open until 5 a.m. Cocktails are complimentary from 11:30 p.m. to midnight. Check
the website for specials, and if you're a Florida resident, there's no cover.
Door hostess SHELLY NOVAK, Mistress ATHENA & much more!
A % will benefit the UC|CU LGBT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP Fund.
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SketchMIA | An Urban Sketch Tour | 100 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL 33132
Saturday, October 15th | Come explore Miami’s historic downtown like an architect! See our city’s landmark buildings through an architect’
s eyes, using a sketchbook and pen. Learn to draw by sketching some of downtown Miami’s historic landmarks!
$20 per person
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Every Wednesday evening during Celebrate ORGULLO, enjoy complimentary evening of amazing POETRY & MUSICAL JAZZ talents
on the mic and keyboard in the Lobby Lounge at the Betsy-South Beach hotel. Meet local, national and international authors, and enjoy
a personal journey of their story, writings and life. Set in intimate salons, meet your favorites, or make new ones.
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Visit artist’s studios, see their process, current works, and maybe even buy something. Showcasing the amazing talents of local artists
who have achieved international acclaim, such as NEREIDA GARCIA-FERRAZ, LAZARO AMARAL, DAVID ROHN & others, we will have
unprecedented access to their world – all while having a great travelling party. HIRO SAKE specialty drinks, Music by DJ
JESSICA LAM, & more.    Saturday, October 1st, 4-9pm $40 per person for BUS TOUR with mistress ADORA as your hostess.
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Every Wednesday evening during Celebrate ORGULLO, enjoy complimentary evening of amazing POETRY & MUSICAL JAZZ talents
on the mic and keyboard in the Lobby Lounge at the Betsy-South Beach hotel. Meet local, national and international authors, and enjoy
a personal journey of their story, writings and life. Set in intimate salons, meet your favorites, or make new ones.
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The Miami Beach Cinemateque will be screening SOUTH BEACH ON HEELS by cinematographer DMITRY ZHITO,
followed by an
ARTISTS RECEPTION and Book Signing at the LGBT Visitor Center: Faces & Voices of CUBA - the latest by DMITRY, music
by DJ JESSICA LAM, & more.
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Developing written & oral expression with musicians, poets & authors in our community  Recording artist REIJO RYCH to perform.
-  Break out in discussions with REIJO, Poets CARIDAD MORO-GRONLIER, ARYAH LESTER  & Y'SENIA ALMAGUER, on how best to
express oneself through music, writing & spoken word.      -  Finish up with Poetry Slam/Open Mic session.
- Light snacks & refreshments provided.   - Music by DJ JESSICA LAM
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The Little Havana food tour explores the rich history and culinary delights of a vibrant neighborhood. Meet the lively and family-friendly
community with our guided, edible journey through one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn about traditional and rustic Cuban cuisine
by tasting your way through the must-visit street in the area — Calle Ocho. This tour is designed for both locals and visitors.  
This guided, narrated food tour is both a cultural and a culinary experience. $49
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Hot Jazz performance by songstress EnVee, poets Y’Señia Almaguer, Caridad Moro-Gornlier & Neil De la Flor. A personal journey through
their work, talents & inspirations - Celebrating National Coming OUT Day.
6-8pm. Admission is free.
Miami Dade College, Building 1, 1261 Auditorium, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
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MiFo LGBT Film Festival (MiFo) is a critically acclaimed event, has two film festivals per year: Miami in April & Ft.
Lauderdale in October. The 8th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Edition takes place Friday, Oct. 7th until Sunday, Oct. 16th.
The UC|CU TRANSLivesProject Documentary explores the lives of local/national Transgender individuals
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StoryCorps is America’s oral history project. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected more than 60,000 interviews with over 100,000
participants from all backgrounds -- the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered. Recordings are archived at the American
Folklife Center at the Library of Congress so that future generations can hear the stories – and the voices – of today.
StoryCorps will record and preserve the voices and stories of Miami's diverse LGBTQ community.
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SATURDAY, Oct 1 & SUNDAY, Oct 2  -
7020 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33166
DONATIONS AT THE DOOR will benefit the UC|CU LGBT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP Fund.
RHYTHM, RHYMES &
WRITING Workshop
Pridelines, 6-8pm
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COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SPONSORS | SOCIOS DE LA COMUNIDAD Y PATROCINADORES
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6th Annual Celebrate ORGULLO Festival |  Sept 15-Oct 16th, 2016
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LEGENDS BALL @ Warner Place, Miami  |  Sept  16, 2016