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,
CLICK HERE to learn more about Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, our mission, programming &
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,
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
Website Sponsored by Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida www.unitycoalition.org
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.
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
- 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 –
- 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.
|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 16, 2016 | MIAMI | MIAMI BEACH | HOLLYWOOD | WILTON MANORS
Celebrate ORGULLO COMMITTEE
|NOCHES DE JAZZ y POESIAS | The Betsy Jazz & Poetry Festival
|StoryCorps ORAL HISTORY PROJECT & Community Workshops
|ARTISTS STUDIO TOURS, MOVIE SCREENINGS & BOOK SIGNING
|CULINARY CITY TOURS, ORGULLO Drag Brunches & Club Nights
|LEGENDS BALL & LEGENDS HONORS Awards
|DOWNTOWN ARCHITECTURAL TOURS & URBAN SKETCH TOURS