HERIBERTO J. SOSA - President | pronouns: he, him, his | herb@unitycoalition.org
  
A proven track record in verbal & written communications & excellent public relations/cause marketing successes

Herb Sosa serves as Founder, President & CEO of Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida.  Sosa also is Pubisher|Editor-In-
chief of AMBIENTE Magazine since 2003. Sosa brings over 25 years of corporate and not-for-profit leadership
experience in the community in the Arts, Retail Design & Management, Branding & Marketing, Historic Preservation,
and Equality issues.

In January 2004, Herb Sosa was named one of Tentaciónes Magazines Top Ten Latina/o activists in the U.S. and
in 2005 was named one of OUT magazines Top 100 LGBT Activists and featured on LOGO TV. In 2009 Sosa
received a City Proclamation from Miami Beach – Herb Sosa Day - for his community work;  was named one of the
25 Most Influential GLBT Latinos by miapogeo.com; served as chairman of the City of Miami Beach Historic
Preservation Design Review Board; was named one of 5 "People To Know" in Miami Beach by the Miami Herald
(May 2011); and was part of the documentary The Day It Snowed in Miami, about LGBT rights in South Florida.
2017 Board of Directors | Junta Directiva

Herb Sosa
CEO, President & Founder

John O. Buckley
Vice President
Volunteer Director

Michael Gongora
Legal Counsel

Aryah Lester
Vice President
TransArt Program Director
TransTech Program Director

Jose Aybar
Millennial Programming

Morgan Mayfaire
Transgender Programming

Christopher Padron
Secretary
Video Production Coordinator

F. Jouseph Sliba
Volunteer Coordinator

Harold Marrero
Treasurer
Elevate & Educational Coordinator


CONTACT OUR UC|CU BOARD at:
info@unitycoalition.org
In Memory...
LUIS PENELAS
Mr. Penela was a nationally respected civil activist, preservationist and community leader.
As a  spokesperson for LGBT issues, HIV/AIDS and civil rights, Mr. Penelas served on varoius community boards, as well as on the
Board of Advisors of Unity Coalition.
Mr. Penelas passed away July 2006 and will be greatly missed.
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2002 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa – President, Luisa Rondón-Lassen -Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer “Ron” Saul Brenesky- Secretary, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Isabel
Morgado, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      ADVISORS: Doralba Muñoz
2003 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa – President, Luisa Rondón-Lassen -Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer “Ron” Saul Brenesky- Secretary, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Isabel
Morgado, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      ADVISORS: Doralba Muñoz

2004 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Miguel Trujillo - Secretary, Dahlia Canes, Maria DeLak, Dr. Laura
Leyva
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      ADVISORS: Luis Penelas, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega

2005 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa – President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar – Treasurer, Dahlia Canes – Secretary, Arturo Alvarez, Alex Fernandez, Axel
Javier, Efren Martinez Pulgarón, Dr. Laura Leyva, Miguel Trujillo                                            
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      

2006 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Dahlia Canes - Secretary, Arturo Alvarez, Alex Fernandez, Axel Javier,
Dr. Laura Leyva, Efren Martinez-Pulgarón, Miguel Trujillo                                           
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      

2007 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Dahlia Canes - Secretary, Dr. Laura Leyva,
Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Alexis Fernandez, Dr. Manuel Laureano Vega, Efren Martinez-Pulgarón, Oscar Medina, Tony Rodriguez
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg    

2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Christian Aguilar, “Ron” Saul Brenesky, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega, Efren Martinez-
Pulgarón, Oscar Medina
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg   


Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, Inc.

2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Christian Aguilar, “Ron” Saul Brenesky, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega, Efren Martinez-
Pulgarón, Oscar Medina
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg

2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa|President, Dahlia Canes, David Carcache-Guzman, Armando Diaz, Jr.,Efren Martinez-Pulgarón

2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa|President, Vanessa Brito, Dahlia Canes, Milan Rodriguez,  Luis E. Gonzalez, Eddie I Sierra, David A.C. Turley

2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer, Vanessa Brito, Ile Morales, Cathy Toruño,
Antonio Lopez Ferez, Michael "Moses" Stein, Darvin "Will" Williams
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Walker Burttschell, Linda Horton, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley
OF COUNSEL: Darvin Williams

2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer, Ile Morales, Cathy Toruño, Antonio Lopez Ferez, Michael "Moses" Stein, Darvin "Will" Williams
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Walker Burttschell, Linda Horton, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley
OF COUNSEL: Darvin Williams


2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer, Ile Morales, Cathy Toruño, Maria Lago, Antonio Lopez Ferez, Michael "Moses" Stein,
Darvin "Will" Williams (0f counsel)
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Linda Horton, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley


2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer,  Maria Lago, Max Brava, David Kessler, Antonio Lopez Ferez, Michael "Moses" Stein, Ken Carrington
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Linda Horton, Ile Morales, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley


2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Angel Camacho, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, Aryah Lester, Christopher Padron, Michael "Moses" Stein,
Sasha Westerman-Keuning, Ken Carrington
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Max Brava, David Kessler, Maria Lago, Milan Rodriguez, David A.C. Turley


2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Heather Susan Carr | Treasurer, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, Aryah Lester, Christopher Padron, Harold Sloan-Marrero, Michael
"Moses" Stein, Sasha Westerman-Keuning, Ken Carrington, Weslee Lim, Mari Zapata
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Max Brava, David Kessler, Maria Lago, Milan Rodriguez, David A.C. Turley


2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Heather Susan Carr | Treasurer, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, Mari Alexander, Holam Antonetti, Aryah Lester, Christopher Padron,
Ariel Morel, Harold Sloan-Marrero, Mil Ocampo, Sasha Westerman-Keuning
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Sandra Holiday, Milan Rodriguez, Angela Salter, Hernan Valverde


2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, John O. Buckley, Aryah Lester, Jose Aybar, Morgan Mayfaire, Christopher Padron, F. Jouseph Sliba,
Harold Sloan-Marrero,
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Sandra Holiday, Milan Rodriguez,  Hernan Valverde
MILAN RODRIGUEZ  | pronouns: she, her, hers
Milan Rodriguez is one of Miami’s leading graphic designers, owner of the popular website “Milancita.com” and a
successful nightclub promoter. As a graphic designer she has designed for top 10 companies such as the Carlisle
Development Group among others. Her website, Milancita.com, has had over 120,000 hits since its launch three
years ago. Milancita.com was recently named “Website of the Year” at the Latino Press Awards. With the creation of
this website, a dream was born that someday Milan would be recognized as having contributed something positive
to the gay community through a work that she has done, and loved, all of her life. The long hours, the sleepless
nights and the thousands of pictures have all contributed to this accomplishment.

Milán Rodríguez, creativamente  reconocida como Milancita.com   
Cubana-Brasilera Estudio Comunicaciones, Diseño Grafico y Luego estudio Diseño de Website en el Miami Dade
Community Collage, especializándose en Flash, una técnica novedosa para crear impresionantes sitios de Internet.
Esta certificada por Microsoft como Especialista de Software que produce esta gran Empresa, también Milancita es
certificada por Adobe, la Poderosa compañía de Software como, Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive, Premiere, In
Design, After Effects, Encore, Audition y muchos mas, Milancita tiene una tercera certificación por la Mundialmente
conocida empresa de Software Macromedia, como especialista en Flash.
Hoy por hoy podemos decir que Milancita y su reconocido website
Milancita.com son un Orgullo de nuestra
comunidad Latina.
SPECIAL EVENTS & EDUCATION
All the responsibilities relating to upcoming and future events that UC|CU will host and/or will participate in. They will organize and
set-up the event, as well as handle all procedures prior to the event. This can include contacting vendors, determining locations for
events, and ensuring a smooth and successful outcome.  Committee will oversee Leaders. Legends & Lovelies Lecture Series,
Exhibits, Workshops and all other UC|CU Events.

MARKETING, MEDIA & PROMO  
Overseeing & ensuring that UC|CU is presented in a positive light and ensuring that UC|CU is associated with individuals & orgs that
will endorse and promote our cause and mission.
coverage, Board Member & Donor recruitment, UC|CU Member Card promotion and all other forms of public relations.

FINANCE & FUNDRAISING
Oversees all financial & accounting for UC|CU. Chair & committee handle all money related issues such as contacting prospective
donors for sponsorship, and the development of a budget that will allow UC|CU to properly manage their finances and for new funding
ideas to be developed for the organization.


VOLUNTEERS
Communicate with all members and potential members who support UC|CU and are interested in helping with our mission.
Committee will oversee all aspects of volunteering including event volunteer recruitment, scheduling and logistics.


ADVOCACY
Committee is responsible for all distribution of UC|CU Questionnaires, their mailing & collection, presentation to board for
consideration, and coordinating of phone banks, promos & special events relating to political endorsements.


BOARD OF ADVISORS
This elected group serves as advisors to the UC|CU Board of Directors on issues of policy, mission, education & membership, and
will assist on fundraising & promotion of UC|CU programming & mission.      
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COMMITTEES
2015 Board of Directors | Junta Directiva
Board of Advisors | Junta de Asesores
Board of Advisors | Junta de Asesores


Sandra Holiday
LGBT Scholarship

Milan Rodriguez
Equality, Women & Trans Issues

Hernan Valverde
Vendor & Sponsor Coordinator












Celebrate ORGULLO
2017 Board of Advisors | Junta de Asesores

Herb Sosa
Aryah Lester
John Buckley
F. Jouseph Sliba
Rafael Canton
Hernan Valverde
CHRISTOPHER PADRON - Secretary | pronouns: he, him, his

Christopher Padron has been building his career as a creative artist in Filmmaking and TV production.

Christopher Founded his own production company named CP Production, from where he organized number of
teams of artists and led production team members to serve clients’ needs of project management and production
tasks in South Florida. Christopher is now pursuing for Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing
Management from American InterContinental University, Miami, Florida.

Christopher is an active contributor to humanitarian support organizations. His short term goal is to deliver and
execute film and media project based on LGBT community at South Florida and eventually starting his own
network channel. In the long term, Christopher is looking to open a non-profit organization, providing all forms of
Art Education and Media Communication to low income communities, and Fundraising for AIDS and Breast
Cancer patients nationwide.
MORGAN MAYFAIRE | pronouns: he, him, his

Dr. Morgan Mayfaire is a Jewish Trans man who was born in New York to a Cuban father and Dominican mother.
He earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Morgan has a
personal history of fighting for LGBTQ+ rights, starting as a young Feminist and a member of Act Up and the
Names Project. He is a passionate advocate for HIV prevention and treatment programs in South Florida, serving
on multiple advisory groups for the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. He was named one of the Out
50 by South Florida Gay News for 2017 for his role as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of TransSOCIAL, Inc.
Morgan and his wife, Ashley, founded TransSOCIAL to help build unity in the local Trans and LGBTQ+
communities. TransSOCIAL is providing name change and gender marker change assistance, LGBTQ+
competency training, and facilitating social and support groups for the Trans community. Morgan is also committed
to using his visibility as a multi-racial Trans man to educate others about the Trans experience.
MICHAEL GONGORA, Esq. - Of Counsel | pronouns: he, him, his     

Gongora has been Lead community association litigator in the Miami office of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. since 2005.
He served as the first & only openly gay elected commissioner in the city of Miami Beach from Nov 2009 to Nov 2013,
representing the interests of Miami Beach residents in good government.

He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Class of 1994 · J.D., Law, Cum Laude · Coral Gables, Florida,
and attended Lakewood High School in Saint Petersburg, Florida
HERNAN VALVERDE | pronouns: he, him, his     
Hernan Valverde has a long & successful career in Liquor Sales, Marketing & Management. Currently the account
director for HIRO Sake.  Valverde is a proud father of 2 boys, works tirelessly in his support for the LGBT
community, and also serves on the Miami Beach Gay Pride board of directors.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
LOGROS
2007 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2007
2004 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2004
2003 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2003
2002 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2002
2005 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2005
2006 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2006
2003
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2009 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2009
2008 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2008
2010 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2010
2011 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2011
2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2012
2013 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2013
HAROLD MARRERO - Treasurer | pronouns: he, him, his

Harold Marrero is the Director of Communications at St. John’s on the Lake United Methodist Church on Miami
Beach where he specializes in web development and print design. Harold is Cuban-American, and was born in
Pinar del Rio, Cuba.

Harold  has worked with many non-profit organizations throughout South Florida, helping with media production,
fundraising efforts, volunteer organizing, and online outreach. Harold is also the coordinator and founder of No
Reservations, an ecumenical, progressive Christian group for people seeking faith in Miami where all are welcome
regardless of ethnicity, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
2014 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2014
2014
2015 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2015
2015
SANDRA HOLIDAY |  pronouns: she, her, hers |   sanholiday@bellsouth.net
Founder - Anita Priest Whispering Angles Foundation
Born & educated in London, England. Sandra Holiday has been a resident of the USA since 1974.

Trained as a Professional Championship Ballroom & Latin American dancer, Sandra taught dance in London for
10 years as well as performing with her dance partner Geoffrey Clapham on cruise ships based in New York. After
returning to London, her career brought her back to the USA where she continued teaching. In 1985 while living in
South Florida she partnered with Anita Priest both personally & professionally.

For 23 years Sandra was the project manager for the Anita Priest Interior Design Co. and the Administrator for her
successful school for Interior Decoration & Design.

Sandra established the ANITA PRIEST “Whispering Angels” Memorial Scholarship Foundation, a legacy
scholarship in memory & honor of her. Anita’s mission in life was to help people, as she had overcome so much in
her life.

Sandra has a dream that one day she will be able to help more members of the LGBT community continue and to
advance their dreams in the Design & Arts fields. The possibilities are endless.
OUR MISSION
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the So. Fla. Latinx|Hispanic|LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning)
Community - advancing Equality and Fairness through Education, Leadership & Awareness since 2002 - offering tools and programming, like ELEVATE- a day of being Nicer;
LGBT Scholarships for the Arts, Design, Education & Cosmetology; TRANSART series – showcasing transgender art & artists; the 7th annual Celebrate ORGULLO Hispanic
Pride festival, and various other workshops, services & empowerment for the community.    
                                        
NUESTRA MISION
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA es la Primera y Unica organización en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latinx|hispanx LGBTQ (lesbianas, gay,bisexual,
transgénero, queer/cuestionando)- avanzando Igualdad, Liderazgo y Conciencia desde el 2002 - ofreciendo herramientas y programación, como ELEVATE - un día de ser más
agradable; Becas para las Artes, Diseño, Educación y Cosmetologia; Serie TRANSART - exhibición de artistas y artistas transgéneros; El 7º festival anual Celebre el Orgullo
Hispano de ORGULLO y varios otros talleres, servicios y empoderamiento para la comunidad.                   
JOHN O. BUCKLEY -Vice President | pronouns: he, him, his     

A Native of Florida, John was born in Vero Beach to parents who came to US from Honduras back in 70s.

An only child from a large extended family, he is currently General Manager of Kreations Accessories at Brickell City
Center, and has been in retail over 10 years. Buckley also has over 8 years of Banking Experience.

His current goal is to finish his B.A. in Organizational Management and Leadership.

John believes in giving his time and efforts to build a strong resource for our LGBT Community than will leave a lasting
footprint in history.
2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2015
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AWARENESS | CONCIENCIA
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
CALENDARIO DE EVENTOS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS

MEET THE BOARD

SPONSORSHIPS | PATROCINIO

VOLUNTEER & DONATE NOW
VIDEO LIBRARY |  ARCHIVO
EVENT PHOTOS | FOTOS
NEWS | NOTICIAS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
CALENDARIO DE EVENTOS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS
MEET THE BOARD | JUNTA DE DIRECTORES

SPONSORSHIP | PATROCINIO
VOLUNTEER & DONATE NOW
F. JOUSEPH SLIBA | pronouns: he, him, his

F. Jouseph Sliba is Lebanese/Colombian and grew up in New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Fashion
Merchandising from LIM College in New York City and worked 10 years in luxury retail management. Now he works
at Nova Southeastern University helping students with financial aid issues. Jouseph is also a College Student
Affairs graduate student. After graduation, he would like to continue working in higher education. His goal is to help
LGBTQ students reach their full potential and strengthen the relationship between LGBTQ students and allies.  

Sliba also volunteers with other organizations in South Florida. He enjoys supporting the community and helping
the LGBTQ youth. On his free time, he likes to train for Crossfit and enjoys the art and music scene in South
Florida.  
SPONSORSHIPS
PATROCINIOS
UC|CU COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP SPONSOR | $60,000
•        Exclusive name & logo listing on events & programs for 12 months, including: Celebrate ORGULLO, LEGENDS Ball, ELEVATE, UC|CU PRIDE Float, TRANSART
& LGBT Scholarship Program (…PRESENTED BY).
•        VIP tickets & Priority Entrance to all UC|CU Events.
•        Weblinks & regular e-blasts.

UC|CU COMMUNITY PILLAR SPONSOR | $30,000
•        Name & logo listing on events & programs for 12 months of 4 events of your choice: Celebrate ORGULLO, LEGENDS Ball & UC|CU PRIDE Float, ELEVATE, TRANSART
and the LGBT Scholarship Program (…SPONSORED BY).
•        Preferred List on all tickets & Events.
•        Weblinks & regular e-blasts.

UC|CU COMMUNITY PARTER SPONSOR | $10,000
•        Name listing on events & programs for 12 months of 2 events of your choice: LEGENDS Ball, ELEVATE, and the LGBT Scholarship Program (…IN PARTNERSHIP WITH).
•        Priority List on select tickets & Events.
•        Weblinks & regular e-blasts.

CONTACT Herb Sosa for Sponsorship Opportunities 786-271-6982 herb@unitycoalition.org
Your name:
Your email address:
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MARCH 24, 2018
Miami
JANUARY 25-28, 2018
Miami | Miami Beach
Wilton Manors
OCT 1 - OCT. 15, 2018
HISPANIC LGBT PRIDE
LGBT SCHOLARSHIPS
for the ARTS,
COSMETOLOGY,
DESIGN & EDUCATION
EDUCATION | EDUCACIÓN
ARYAH LESTER - Vice President | pronouns: she, her, hers  

Aryah Lester, speaker/author/educator, is a transwoman of color from New York that has been a Miami-Dade
resident since 2005.  

Ms. Lester is the current chair for the State of Florida Health Department's Transgender Work Group, and a
member of: the Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS Partnership, Prevention Committee and County Trans Work Group.  She also
sits as a member on the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) Transgender
Networking Group.  This year, Aryah Lester opened the Trans-Miami Center, as well as continuing the network of
her National Alliance of Transgender Advocates and Leaders (NATAL).            
JOSE AYBAR | pronouns: he, him, his

Jose Aybar is a graduate of BAAM Bridge Prep Academy of Arts & Minds. Originally from the Dominican republic,
Aybar call Miami home, and attends Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, where he is a Music major.

Aybar is the president of MDC PRIDE, and LGBT leadership club, and spearheads College Campus Outreach &
Millennial Programming for UC|CU.
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LEADERSHIP | LIDERAZGO
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS

LGBT AFFIRMING FAITH CENTERS
CENTROS ESPIRITUALES

COMMUNITY INITIATIVE PROGRAM
& SOCIAL CHALLENGE FOR
MILLENNIALS

WORKSHOPS | TALLERES  

TRANSGENDER RESOURCES
RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS

TRANS MIAMI

TRANS TECH HUB | Miami
Victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre: Who they were
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OUR MISSION
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the So. Fla. Latinx|Hispanic|LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Community - advancing
Equality and Fairness through Education, Leadership & Awareness since 2002.

UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA es la Primera y Unica organización en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latinx|hispanx LGBT (lesbianas, gay,bisexual,
transgénero)- avanzando Igualdad, Liderazgo y Conciencia desde el 2002.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS | SOCIOS DE LA COMUNIDAD
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IN THE NEWS | EN LA PRENSA
A transgender woman was shot to death early Sunday morning, July 2nd  in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The death of Ebony Morgan, 28, is the 15th reported murder of a transgender person in the United States this year.
CLICK HERE to read more...
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA awards 50k in LGBT SCHOLARSHIPS
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN|UNIDA presenta 50 mil dólares en Becas a la Comunidad LGBT
CLICK HERE to read more...

This past year...

ASSISTED | 450+ people to much needed healthcare, housing &
legal assistance.

AWARDED | 5k for LGBT College Scholarship program.

SHOWCASED | 80+ artists, writers, dancers, performers & community
leaders in year round programming.

PRODUCED | ELEVATE Workshops - a Day of Being Nicer, TRANSART
Conference, TransLives Project documentary & 13 personal account videos on Transgender community, LGBT College Scholarship Fund, State of Hate Workshop, Post-
Election Angst Workshop, Human Trafficking, Immigration & Legal Assistance Workshops, Community Resources Online Center, New Year’s Eve Gala, A Wider Bridge
Workshop, Breakfast Salon with Robert Gant, LEGENDS Ball & Honors, and month-long Celebrate ORGULLO Festival…over 50 days of Community Programming in 2017.

PARTICIPATED IN |  Sewell Park & Miami River Clean-Up Day, AIDS Walk Miami, TransCon, Miami Beach Gay Pride, MiFo Film Festival, Orlando United & PRIDE Collective
program.

PARTNERED WITH |  the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Bacardi, City of Miami, Consulate General
of Britain, Consulate General of Israel, CP Productions, The BETSY South Beach, Barry University,
Care Resource, Creation Ballet, Florida International University (FIU), Fountainhead Studios, Hiro
Sake, Hispanic Cultural Arts Center, HRC, The Hub @ LGBT Visitor Center, Jackson Health,
Ma’avarium (Passageways-Israel), Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Police Dept.,
Miami Beach Community Church, Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD), Miami Dade
College, Mifo Film Festival Pridelines, Pride Center at Wilton Manors, QUEST Workspaces, Soul
Sisters, St Johns on the Lake, Stonewall Museum & Archives, Starbucks, Story Corps, SunServe,
University of Miami, Whispering Angels Foundation & more, to produce programming & services.

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, Inc. is a Florida registered 501C3 non-profit organization. We have
proudly been serving the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBTQ community since 2002, advocating
for Equality, Education & Fairness.
We are fully staffed & managed by volunteer professionals. Our offices are donated space by Quest
Workspaces. Imagine HOW MUCH MORE we can serve our community – with YOUR HELP.


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NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY

UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry),
disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or
operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of
volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive
and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors,
vendors, and clients.

UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA is an equal opportunity employer. We will not
discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in
employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination,
upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job
applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability,
veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
UC|CU condemns Presidential Tweet on banning Transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. Military - Urges our community and the
country focus on the timing, intent and facts – not the message         CLICK HERE to read more...
UC|CU  condena "Tweet" presidencial, prohibiendo individuos transgénero de servir en el militar EE.UU. - Nuestra comunidad y el país se
tienen que concentrar centran en el clima politico, la intención y hechos - no el mensaje
ADMINISTRATIONS DECISION TO END D.A.C.A. IS THE MOST RECKLESS AND SHAMEFUL ATTACK ON OUR HISPANIC & LGBT
COMMUNITIES, TO DATE      
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DECISIÓN PARA FINALIZAR D.A.C.A. ES EL ATAQUE MÁS RECIENTE Y VERGONZOSO A NUESTRAS COMUNIDADES HISPÁNAS Y LGBT
There are over 54 million citizens with disabilities who want and need access to
work and the buildings in which people work. Apart from all ethical
considerations, the law demands that people with disabilities are accommodated.

Hay más de 54 millones de ciudadanos con discapacidades que desean y
necesitan acceso al trabajo ya los edificios en los que trabajan. Aparte de todas
las consideraciones éticas, la ley exige que las personas con discapacidades
se acomoden.



                                     Sign Language Interpretation is provided for a lecture, tour, film,
                                     performance, conference or other program- if requested in
                                     writing, 24 hours in advance.
                                     Interpretación de lenguaje de señas seofrece para presentaciones,
                                     conferencias, giras, películas y otros programas - si se solicita
                                     por escrito, 24 horas por adelantado.

                                    
 All of our events, programs & public meetings have access for
                                     individuals with limited mobility, including wheelchair users.
                                     
Todos nuestros eventos, programas y reuniones públicas tienen      
                                     acceso para personas con movilidad limitada, incluidos los usuarios
                                     de sillas de ruedas.


The Florida Relay Service is the communications link for people who are Deaf, Hard of
Hearing, Deaf/Blind, or Speech Disabled. Through the Florida Relay Service, people who
use specialized telephone equipment can communicate with people who use standard
telephone equipment. To call Florida Relay, dial 7-1-1.
The Florida Relay Service es el enlace de comunicaciones para las personas sordas, con
problemas de audición, sordas/ciegas o con discapacidades del habla. A través del servicio
de retransmisión de Florida, las personas que usan equipos telefónicos especializados
pueden comunicarse con personas que usan equipo telefónico estándar.
Para llamar a Florida Relay, marque 7-1-1.


WE DO OUR BEST to accommodate all needs.
If we fail to do so in any way, please help us GET BETTER.

HACEMOS LO MEJOR para acomodar todas las necesidades.
Si no lo logramos a su satisfación, por favor ayúdenos a MEJORAR.


Addressing accessibility inquiries, accommodation requests, and/or complaints by
members of the public, organization's leadership and volunteers.
info@unitycoalition.org
786-271-6982

Consultas sobre accesibilidad, solicitudes de alojamiento y/o quejas de miembros del
público, liderazgo de la organización y voluntarios.
info@unitycoalition.org
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA and TransSOCIAL expand South Florida Community Outreach and Presence,
with shared
Satellite Offices in Dade & Broward
UC|CU Miami Office
777 Brickell Avenue, Suite 500, Miami, Florida 33139
– offering Programs and Services onsite, by appointment only.

In partnership with TransMiami,Trans SOCIAL, Trans Tech Hub
& QUEST Workspace.




UC|CU Broward Office
2424 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park, FL 33311
– offering Programs and Services onsite, by appointment only.

In partnership with TransSOCIAL & Dynamic recovery Center.
TRANSART Conference & Artists Showcase | Showcasing the Talent, Vision and Possibilities within the transgender
Community, the 4th annual TRANSART will bring together a collection of talents, individuals & artistic genres to create
awareness, nurture aspiring artists and enlighten the general population about the many layers of this community.
TRANSART is presented in partnership with the BETSY South Beach, Trans Miami, Trans Justice Funding Project, Gaythering
Hotel, Reading Queer, Stonewall Museum & Archives and more, JANUARY 18-21, 2018.         
                                                     ALL EVENTS ARE FREE.                                                                            Estimated attendance: 300

TRANSART Conferencia Y Exposicion de Arte | Presentando el talento, la visión y las posibilidades dentro de la comunidad
transgénero, el 4to anual TRANSART reunirá una colección de talentos, individuos y géneros artísticos para crear conciencia,
nutrir artistas aspirantes e iluminar a la población en general sobre las muchas capas de esta comunidad.
TRANSART se presenta en asociación con BETSY South Beach, Trans Miami, Trans Justice Funding Project, Gaythering
Hotel, Reading Queer, Stonewall Museum &  Archives y más, del 18 al 21 de ENERO de 2018.                   
                                                     TODOS LOS EVENTOS SON GRATUITOS.                                  Estimación de la asistencia: 300





ELEVATE. A Day of Being NICER | With a multitude of Workshops, Tools & Inspirations for being NICER, ELEVATE provides an
assortment of 45 min. segments with life coaches, nutritionists, yoga instructors, local artists & jewelry makers and more.
Being NICER to your Mind, Body, Soul, Planet & Others – THIS is ELEVATE.
We are proud to partner with Care Resource, Starbucks, Urban Habitat, the Miami Foundation and more. Saturday, MARCH
2018                                                                                                                      $20 PER PERSON.                Estimated attendance: 300

ELEVATE. Un Dia de Ser AMABLE. | Con una multitud de talleres, herramientas e inspiraciones para ser mas AMABLE,
ELEVATE ofrece un surtido de segmentos de 45 min. con entrenadores de vida, nutricionistas, instructores de yoga, artistas
locales, fabricantes de joyas y mucho más. Ser MÁS AMABLE a su mente, cuerpo, alma, planeta y otros - ESTO ES ELEVATE.
Estamos orgullosos de asociarnos con Care Resource, Starbucks, Urban Habitat, Miami Foundation y más. ELEVATE es
sábado, 23 de MARZO de 2018.                                                                     $20 POR PERSONA.        Estimación de asistencia: 300




LGBT SCHOLARSHIPS | With the goals of Leading & Empowering the LGBT community, UC|CU is proud to continue the legacy
of the Whispering Angels Foundation with the UC|CU Anita Priest Memorial SCHOLARSHIP founded by Sandra Holiday in
honor of her late partner, a legacy program that provides a scholarship for the LGBT community to advance their education in
the areas of the Arts, Design & Education. This year we have also secured a partnership with Beauty Schools of America to
provide full scholarships in various fields of Cosmetology.         
So far for 2017, we have given out over $50,000 in scholarships.

BECAS Para Estudiantes LGBT | Con los objetivos de Liderazgo y Empoderamiento de la comunidad LGBT, UC|CU se
enorgullece en continuar con el legado de la Fundación Whispering Angels fundada por Sandra Holiday en memoria de su
compañera, la reconocida diseñadora de interiores Anita Priest, el programa de becas conmemorativas Anita Priest Memorial
SCHOLARSHIP ofrece becas para la comunidad LGBT para avanzar en su educación en las áreas de la Artes, Diseño y
Educación. Este año hemos agregado una asociación con Beauty Schools of America para proporcionar becas completas en
varios campos de la Cosmetología.
En 2017, hemos presentado mas de $50,000 en becas.




PRIDE U 2020 | A three year Community Initiative Program & Social Challenge, led by Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, to better
Engage, Inform & Inspire millennials to take on leadership roles in the LGBT community to better serve, & effect positive
change for those disenfranchised and underserved. Taking Community Resources, Mentors & Social Discussions to College
Campuses, Helping to create and expand Pride Clubs across Dade & Broward, Social Settings & wherever the need is –
Informing, Engaging & Inspiring LGBT millennials to Lead in creating a New Rainbow of Activism, Social Change &
Leadership.

PRIDE U 2020 | Una Iniciativa Comunitaria y Desafío Social de tres años, dirigida por Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, para
mejorar el compromiso, la información y la inspiración de los milenios para asumir roles de liderazgo en la comunidad
LGBT, y lograr un cambio positivo para los desposeídos y en necesidad de representación y voz. Tomando los recursos de la
comunidad, los mentores y las discusiones sociales a los centros de educación y universidades, Asisitr en la creación de
Clubs de Orgullo en Dade y Broward, los ajustes sociales y dondequiera que sea la necesidad - informando e inspirando
milenios de LGBT para conducir en la creación de un nuevo arco iris del activismo





Celebrate ORGULLO 2018 | El primer y único festival hispano LGBT Pride del sur de la Florida: entra en su octavo año exitoso,
con una muestra internacional de artistas, Viajes en omnibus a estudios de artistas, exposición de trajes, musica y baile...
Todo celebrando a CELIA CRUZ
Celebrate ORGULLO continúa exhibiendo eventos de calidad, artistas, actuaciones y programación en el primer festival
hispano de Orgullo LGBT de Miami. Para el 2018, estamos honrando la vida de la Reina de la Salsa - CELIA CRUZ, a través
del Arte, Música, Danza, Fotografía, el Cine y la Palabra Hablada.
- 15 días de eventos y más de 80 artistas destacados  - Musica y Baile  - Artist's Studios Bus Tours
- Exhibición de disfraces y recuerdos de Celia Cruz          - Rhythm, Rhymes & Writing workshops
- Nuestra CELIA GALA | Noche de los Mil Celia | Celebrando la vida y el talento de Celia Cruz
- Exhibición juradade de Arte.                                                                              OCT. 1-15, 2018                   Asistencia estimada: 3,500

Celebrate ORGULLO 2018 | South Florida’s first & only Hispanic LGBT Pride festival - enters its 8th successful year with an
International Artists Showcase, Artists’ Studios Bus Tours Music, Writers Salons, Costume Exhibit.
Celebrate ORGULLO continues to showcase quality events, artists, performances & programming to Miami’s first Hispanic
LGBT Pride festival. For 2018, we are honoring the life the Queen of Salsa – CELIA CRUZ, through Art, Music, Dance,
Photography, Film and Spoken Word.
- 15 days of events & over 80 artists featured       - Celia Cruz Exhibit of costumes & memorabilia
- Our CELIA GALA | Night of a Thousand Celias - Celebrating the life of CELIA CRUZ
- Rhythm, Rhymes & Writing workshops                                  - Our popular Artist’s Studios Bus Tours
- Artists Showcase exhibit featuring juried exhibits & international artists       - Live music & dance
- OUTshine Film Festival night                                                                            OCT. 1-15, 2018                Estimated attendance: 3,500