LGBT College Scholarship Program for the ARTS & DESIGN
now expanded to include EDUCATION:
Anita Priest Whispering Angels Foundation & the
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida team up once again to offer
South Florida LGBT students a chance at higher education
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 and now - Education.
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU), the first & only organization for the Latino|
Hispanic|LGBTQ Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) -
advancing Equality since 2002, is proud to once again partner with the Whispering
Angels Foundation for 2014, and look forward to the expanded categories for
scholarship consideration, to further assist our communities youth in the pursuit of
a college education.
The Whispering Angels Foundation, under the guidance of Sandra and in memory
of Anita, is essential to our community. It allows a young LGBT student who
otherwise might not get to go to college, fulfill his/ her dreams and go on and make
a difference. We are proud to support their work and partner in this important
community project, and look forward to announcing the 2015 Scholarship Recipient,
soon! – Herb Sosa, UC|CU president
- You must be a resident of South Florida.
- 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 work in South Florida (no family members)
- A scan of Driver’s License / State Issued ID
- I authorize the Anita Priest Scholarship Committee to review and discuss my
grades and other records
concerning me that are maintained by my school or submitted by me for
consideration. This authorization is
being granted to this Committee as it pertains to my being considered for a
Winning applicants are awarded a $2,500. scholarship for tuition expenses related
to Design, the Arts or Education – paid directly to the school.
FOR INFO on the Anita Priest Whispering Angels Foundation and Scholarship
Application, visit: www.whisperingangelsfoundation.com or www.unitycoalition.org
INTERNATIONAL LOVE & the LAW Workshop
TALLER para la comunidad sobre asuntos legales, inmigracion, matrimonios
binacionales y la ley. This course is offered in English and Spanish.
A 4 hour course in the following format:
Panel discussion, led by a moderator, with key speakers and presenters
covering specialized topics.
1) Current laws and guidelines for non-married couples in which one partner
is a U.S. citizen and the other is not, and what options and resources are
available for them.
2) Common misconceptions and misinformation related to binational couples;
3), The psychological impact of being in a binational relationship; 4) How this
impacts the couple, their relationship, and their extended network of families
& friends – with special emphasis on the effects on the LGBT community.
We are proud to be CERTIFIED by the
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work,
Marriage and Family Therapy & Mental
Health Counseling (Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, MFT
and MHC Approved provider, Florida Board of Clinical Social Work,
MFT and MHC - Hypnosis Providership Only, Florida Board of
Clinical Social Work, MFT & MHC - Sex Therapy Providership Only).
TRANSitioning Workshop | Tools for a Better You
TALLER para la comunidad TRANSgenero - sobre imagen, vestuario, pelo,
maquillaje, cambio de nombre, asuntos legales, psycologicos, y como
mejorar sus opciones de empleo.
Transitioning, fitting in, entering the business world, knowing your legal rights,
or simply understanding your body type and what works best, can be difficult
and often overwhelming.
Come to our FREE 4 hour workshop & meet with our team of Professionals
giving advice on everything from how to Legally Change your Name, Mental
Health Counseling, Clothing & Styling, Hair & Make Up, and much more!
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida offers a variety of regularly
scheduled WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS and COMMUNITY BUILDING
PROGRAMS throughout the year, as well as customized programs
for corporations, community groups
& educational institutions.
STATE OF HATE | Anti Bullying & Hate Crimes Course
TALLER para la comunidad sobre el Bullying, abuso y crimenes de odio.
This course is offered in English and Spanish
A 4 hour course in the following format: round-table forum, led by a moderator
with key speakers & presenters covering specialized topics.
Discussion topics include the following:
1) Crimes & Discrimination, 2) Sexual Orientation, 3) Labels & Perceptions,
4) How to improve community relations & reduce attacks on the LGBTQ
The goal is to develop skills to better identify bias & discrimination, how it is
reported & recorded, and how to better protect & educate our community.
A day of Lifting your mind, body, spirit & social well-being.
BEING A BETTER PERSON - through what we eat, how we take care of
ourselves, how we treat ourselves and how we treat others. Many of us find
some, most or all of these topics difficult to follow in our daily lives. Add the
pressures of family, peers, ageing, economy & surroundings, and it often
Morning YOGA, light breakfast, Dating 101, Youth & Trans Programming, Lifting
your Mind & Soul, Health Fair, Painting in the Garden, Healthy foods from the
Garden, Medicinal benefits from the Garden, Cocktails you can grow, Poetry,
Loving our pets & much more!
SATURDAY, August 8, 2015 | $30 in advance.
ADDITIONAL UC|CU WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE
LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY BUILDING
PUBLIC SPEAKING & PRESENTATION
MARRIAGE EQUALITY & FINANCIAL PLANNING
MENTAL HEALTH & SPIRITUALITY
CONTACT UC|CU for info: firstname.lastname@example.org
DOWNLOAD ARTISTS APPLICATION HERE
VISION | Showcasing the Talent, Vision and Possibilities within the
transgender Community, TRANSART 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 the
PROGRAMMING | With the BETSY South Beach as the host hotel,
TRANSART will host a Visionary Luncheon on Monday, June 15th, bringing
together trans persons who have excelled artistically & professionally…
along with media, educational & community leaders, for a candid exchange
of how better to celebrate, highlight and integrate Transgender Arts,
B Bar at the BETSY will be the setting for an Evening of TRANSART of
Monday, June 15th – bringing together a kaleidoscope of talents, including
but not limited to 24 light boxes featuring the works of prominent artists,
poetry reading & a specially choreographed dance performance. This will
be followed by a wine reception for the general public. Event is free.
Youth TRANSART Awareness day, on Tuesday, June 16th will bring Miami-
Dade GSA school children, elementary to high school, to the BETSY, for an
up close experience, meeting the artists, and allowing for exchange of
ideas, enlightenment and awareness.
Reading and Eating event, featuring Janet Mock's Memoir – Redefining
Realness. on Tuesday, June 16th – Betsy
The LGBT Center will host a TRANSART exhibit of prominent artists, from
June 14 – 30, 2015. Exhibit is free & open to the public.
|MEET THE BOARD
JUNTA DE DIRECTORES
|EVENTS & PICS
EVENTOS Y FOTOS
PROGRAMA DE BECAS
Showcasing a series of LGBT Speakers, Community Leaders & Topics,
focused on Empowering, Inspiring & Motivating our next generation of leaders.
UC|CU’s OUTCOME will present a series of Speakers and/or Salon
Workshops in 2015 - focused but not limited to 14-36 year olds – with invited
guests that will inspire & motivate with their personal stories of challenges,
perseverance, and success as Out community leaders. Presented in a casual
format to encourage interaction, accessibility and dialogue, OUTCOME provides
direct access to positive LGBT role models to a generation that has had limited
if any access to relatable individuals & goals to aspire to. Follow up mentor
relationships will be encouraged and monitored for 1 year, to keep up with and
guide participants to greater things.
In our Transgender Community
TALLER para la comunidad
TRANSgenero - sobre las leyes y
derechos, los miedos y percepciones,
como presentarse mejor y como
mejorar sus opciones de empleo.
A round table discussion to...
- Educate ourselves on the Laws & rights.
- Understanding the challenges, address fears & misconceptions.
- Identify needs of the community & develop employment opportunities.
ARYAH LESTER (UC|CU & TransMiami)
ARIANNA LINT (SunServe)
HEATHER SUSAN CARR
LAUREN FOSTER (Real Housewives of Miami)
CRUZ BARRIENTOS (SunServe)
HERB SOSA (UC|CU)
DR. KEN WILCOX (UC|CU)
DEBORAH BRIGGS (BETSY South Beach)
PABLO CARTAYA (BETSY South Beach)
LORI LYNCH (LGBT Visitor & Community Center)