UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA & TRANS MIAMI JOIN FORCES WITH
TRANS TECH SOCIAL ENTERPRISES TO OPEN FIRST HUB IN THE U.S.
FOR LGBTQ TALENT


March 2017 - Miami, Florida… After months of exploring the needs of the South Florida marginalized communities
and how best to serve & empower them, especially the transgender community, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida
and Trans Miami, under the guidance of Aryah Lester, has entered into an agreement with Trans Tech Social
Enterprises to open and staff the first Hub for LGBT talent in the U.S.

An inclusive and empowering space for transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary people, TransTech is
an incubator for LGBTQ Talent with a focus on economically empowering the T, transgender people, in our community.    

With a mission to empower, educate, and employ those facing barriers in education and in the work place, as well as
to reduce instances of discrimination, with a concentration on trans and gender non-conforming individuals,
TransTech is instilling the core values of Accountability, Ownership, Determination, Offerings, Invitations and Fearless
Feedback.

TransTech Founder & CEO Angelica Ross has made a career out of helping others navigate the challenges that come
along with being a member of more than one minority.  Over the span of 10+ years Angelica built a creative design
business that began in the margins of society, outside the formal education system.  Angelica is the founding CEO
of TransTech Social Enterprises.

“At TransTech, individuals learn and work together to develop skills and values within marginalized LGBTQ
communities.  This collaboration, the first of its kind in the U.S., could not be a better fit with the values and mission
of both Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida and Trans Miami.  I am thrilled to have been hand-picked by one of my mentors,
Angelica Ross, to lead this effort as the Miami Coordinator for TransTech.” said Aryah Lester.

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TransTech Hub enables its visitors to access TransTech resources and community through internet-connected
computers - Explicitly transgender-welcoming, anti-racist, physically accessible, and supportive of people of all
backgrounds and experiences.

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) is the First & Only organization for the South Florida’s Latino|Hispanic|LGBTQ
& Marginalized Communities - advancing Equality & Fairness - through Education, Leadership and Awareness, since
2002 – offering workshops and programming like the TransArt Series, ELEVATE Workshops, LGBT College
Scholarships & Annual Celebrate ORGULLO Hispanic Pride Festival.

TRANS MIAMI focuses on issues relating to gender non-conforming people in Miami Dade, Closing the disparity of
the highly-affected transgender population living with HIV; Developing a strategy of empowerment to transgender
individuals through social events, workshops, support, resources and referrals to transgender sensitive services;
Transgender competency & training to local organizations and businesses.  TRANS MIAMI is located at Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida’s Brickell Avenue office, which is
provided by the generosity of QUEST Workspaces.
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COMING SOON.

UC|CU'S TRANS LIVES VIRTUAL LIBRARY.

A LIVING COLLECTION OF AUDIO & VIDEO ACCOUNTS OF EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
RAW. UNEDITED. PROUD.
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TRANSGENDER SUPPORT, RESOURCES & EVENTS | RECURSOS PARA TRANGENEROS
NATAL
305-423-9326  www.transmiami.org   
trans.miamicenter@gmail.com
Primary Healthcare, HIV/STD Testing, Support Groups,
Legal Assistance, Housing, Employment Services, Plastic
& Reconstructive Surgery, Name & Gender Change, Scholarships,
Hair/Makeup/Photography

NAME CHANGE - Miami Dade County Courthouse
www.miami-dadeclerk.com/families_court.asp
CLICK on NAME CHANGE tab.  For $40 you may
purchase their guide to application.

Lotus House
    www.lotushouse.org
Shelter for women, and has been an ally of the trans* community
explicitly providing housing for people that identify as women
regardless of their assigned sex.

Survivor’s Pathway Center, Inc
1801 Coral Way Suite 411, Miami, FL 33145              
305.299.1957

City of Miami Beach Homeless Outreach
555 17 Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139            
305.604.6443

Endocronologists who work with Transgender
patients with hormones, etc...- both take insurance:                                                                             

Dr. Carlos M. Barrera, MD
7400 N Kendall Dr Suite 617, Miami, FL 33156          
(305) 670-0576
24 HOUR HOTLINES
The Children's Trust Helpline | 221  TTY: (305) 644-9449

National Suicide Prevention Hotline   1 800 SUICIDE

MIAMI | Switchboard Helpline
LGBTQ Helpline 305-646-3600
(305) 358-HELP   (305) 644-9449 (TTY)
Counselors available 24/7/365, in English, Spanish, & Creole

Trans Lifeline
US: (877) 565-8860             Canada: (877) 330-6366

Florida Coalition Against Sexual Violence Hotline
1-800-962-2873

National Domestic Violence Hotline (TTY) | 1-800-799-7283
1-800-787-3224

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-500-1119

Elderly, Child and Disability Hotline
1-800-962-2873

TDD users Florida Relay Services
1-800-955-8771

"Cyberbullying: The New Online Crime"
www.grabellaw.com/cyberbullying-the-new-online-crime.html
This resource provided by Girl Scouts of Colorado - Thank you!


Survivor’s Pathway Center, Inc
1801 Coral Way Suite 411, Miami, FL 33145
305.299.1957

City of Miami Beach Homeless Outreach
555 17 Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.604.6443
TALKIN' T   A Monthly Open Discussion and Evening of Comradery for the Entire
Transgender Community, sponsored by
Care Resource

EVERY 3rd MONDAY of the MONTH, 6:30- 8pm
at FUSION - 2304 NE 7th Avenue • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-892-9367

EVERY 3rd WEDNESDAY of the MONTH, 6:30 - 8pm
at Care Resource MIAMI Office - 3510 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137
SunServe - 954.764.5150       www.sunserve.org
2312 WILTON DRIVE, WILTON MANORS, FL 33305

SAFE “T” TRANSGENDER/GENDER NON-CONFORMING GROUP
- Every Wednesday from 630pm to 8pm @ SunServe North
- Drop-in support group for those who do not conform to gender stereotypes
- Limited to Transgender, Transsexual, and Gender-queer persons only.

TRANS MEN SUPPORT GROUP

- 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 600 pm to 730 pm @SunServe North
- For persons who are transitioning FTM or considering it
- For trans-men who want a safe and comfortable place to share concerns
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UC|CU'S TRANS LIVES VIRTUAL LIBRARY.

A LIVING COLLECTION OF AUDIO & VIDEO ACCOUNTS OF EXTRAORDINARY
PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
RAW. UNEDITED. PROUD.
Your name:
Your email address:
Your phone number:
Comments:
Showcasing the Talent, Vision and Possibilities within the transgender
& gender non-conforming community, the annual TRANSART
Conference brings 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.

Started in 2015, TRANSART is the first ever juried art exhibition and
conference featuring international transgender artists and their
works, and was created and envisioned by Trans-Miami founder &
UC|CU board member ARYAH LESTER, and DEBORAH PLUTZIK-BRIGGS,
Vice President for Marketing and Philanthropy at The Betsy-South
Beach.

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida's (UC|CU) 3rd annual TRANSART is
presented in partnership with our founding hotel, the BETSY South
Beach, the Miami Foundation, Trans Miami, Stonewall Museum &
Archives, The HUB|LGBT Visitor Center, Care Resource, Reading
Queer, UM Miller School of Medicine,  Ambiente Magazine… and for
2017 we are proud to welcome MIAMI DADE COLLEGE Wolfson Campus
& Tuyo Restaurant  in Miami, & Hotel Gaythering as our HOST HOTEL!

CIARA McELVEEN is the 8th transgender person killed in the U.S. in 2017. 7 identified as female, 1 male.
5 were black, one Anglo, 1 Native American. WHERE IS OUR OUTRAGE, GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY?

Miami, Florida…February 28, 2017 - We cannot preach about issues affecting the LGBT community, without truly caring and fighting
for ALL in our community, especially those who led the way for us all – the Transgender Community.

UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA is committed to year round programming, training, resources, support & vigilance for our
transgender community.

On June 28, 1969, New York City’s STONEWALL INN bar patrons clashed with police officers, in a raid that would have otherwise
resulted in arrests and public shaming. However, this time the patrons fought back, setting off what we now know as the modern
LGBT movement, including the tradition of LGBT Pride marches. Two often-forgotten people who made an impact that night were
transgender women of color: Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. THEY led the way to our rights. THEY started the movement we all
now lead and in great part – have benefitted from. We cannot leave anyone behind in our quest for EQUALITY.

There were 27 reported homicides of trans people, most of them women of color, in 2016, making it the deadliest year on record for
transgender Americans. The total is likely much higher, given that some victims may have been mis-gendered by police or media, or
some deaths not reported at all.
NOW IS OUR TIME to fight for the Transgender Community with the same passion, vigilance and energy we have used for Gay &
Lesbian issues. Where will history place YOU on Transgender rights & Equality?

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS

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TRANSART | JUNE 8-11, 2017 | Miami, Miami Beach & Wilton Manors
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES
RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS

LGBT AFFIRMING FAITH CENTERS
CENTROS ESPIRITUALES

WORKSHOPS | TALLERES  


TRANSGENDER RESOURCES
RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS

TRANS MIAMI

TRANS TECH HUB | Miami
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DOCUMENTARY
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ARIANNA LINT
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ARYAH LESTER
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JACK LEE JORDAN
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LANDON LJ WOOLSTON
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NATALIE J ISSAC
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MILAN RODRIGUEZ
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Y'SENIA ALMAGUER
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DOCUMENTARY
EVA GARCIA
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JOE IPPOLITO
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MILLIE MILS OCAMPO
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RAJEE RAJINDRA NARINESINGH
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TANISHA MARIE PHILLIPS
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MARCH 24, 2018
Miami
JANUARY 18-21, 2018
Miami | Miami Beach
Wilton Manors
OCT 1 - OCT. 15, 2017
HISPANIC LGBT PRIDE
LGBT SCHOLARSHIPS
for the ARTS,
COSMETOLOGY,
DESIGN & EDUCATION
EDUCATION | EDUCACIÓN