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Celebrate ORGULLO 2018 | South Florida’s first Hispanic LGBT Pride festival
- enters its 8th successful year with an International Artists Showcase,
Artists’ Studios Bus Tours Music, Writers Salons, A GALA and much more.

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.

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

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida is a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit whose focus is the
Leadership, Protection & Promotion of Latinx|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

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.
Celebrate ORGULLO 2018 | El primer 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,  musica y literatura, una GALA,
y mucho mas.

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.

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
latinx|hispanx 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.

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.



is this years theme for our annual
GALA, benefiting UC|CU's LGBT

Open Bar, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music
& Performances, and PREVIEW the
CELIA CRUZ Museum exhibit before
anyone in Miami at the American
Museum of the Cuban Diaspora.
ART IS A DRAG, and our annual
ART/DIVA BUS TOURS proves it, as
our Diva Hostesses entertain you on a
luxury bus, from one Artists Studio
stop to the next, giving you VIP
access to their space, work and
inspiration. Food, Music & Liquor is
also involved, so GET ON THE BUS
and have a great time!
In partnership with ImpactOUT, the
LGBTQI+ Impact Lecture Series
Initiative is led by LYNARE ROBBINS.

ImpactOUT was established in 2018
to serve as an international human
rights program dedicated to working
on initiatives related to SOGIE
(Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
and Expression) regionally,
nationally and internationally.
- Local, National & International, our
juried Artists Showcase always
impresses. Don't miss the Artists
Reception Party...it's always the
place to be.

CELIA CRUZ Look Alike Contest -
ENTER NOW - win a chance at

For the 8th year, we will showcase
the best of local talent throughout
our festival, at various venues across
SoFla., and partner with our favorite
businesses for some really
memorable days and nights!
Be a part of ORGULLO!

Our event covers demographics in
every age category, orientation,
ethnic & economic bracket.
15 days of events & over 80 artists featured

- Community Forum | LGBT Media & Activism in Latin America
Monday, October 1st | FREE Events | MDC Wolfson Campus, 4pm |  | Hotel Gaythering, 6:30pm
Featuring MICHAEL LAVERS & LYNARE ROBINS, a Free Community Forum & discussion, in partnership with
ImpactOUT and the LGBTQI+ Impact Lecture Series

- DINNER, JAZZ y POESIAS Night on South Beach
Tuesday, October 2nd, 7pm | PrixFixe $40 pp | The BETSY South Beach
NOCHE de JAZZ y POESIAS starts at the Alley Bistro for a special chef selected menu, followed by a night of
talents, featuring the music of EnVee & poesias by EMILIO APONTE-SIERRA

- ART|DIVA Bus Tour | Little Haiti, Miami Beach, etc.
Saturday, October 6th, 2-6pm | $40 pp
Guests will be met at ArteFundamental Gallery in Little Haiti, driven to the Sagamore Hotel art exhibit in Miami
Beach, then to the American Museum of Cuban Diaspora for an exhibit preview, drinks and food provided by
El Rey de Las Fritas, all while being escorted and entertained by DragDiva AnnATOMIC, on board.

- ART|DIVA Bus Tour | historic CAULEY SQUARE
Sunday, October 7th, 2-6pm | $40 pp
Guests will be met at the Douglas Road (37th Avenue & US 1) Metrorail station, then journey south to Historic
CAULEY SQUARE for a walking tour of this quaint & historic Artist Village, visit Shops and the Aviary, & light fare all
while being escorted and entertained by DragDiva DANG HO, on board.

- Celia the QUEEN | Movie Night
Tuesday, October 9th, 7pm | $20 pp
A feature length documentary film (78 minutes) that pays tribute to the work of a stellar performer who brought the sound
of salsa to the world--Celia Cruz.

- Our CELIA GALA | Night of a Thousand Celia’s @ the American Museum of Cuban Diaspora
Friday, October 12th, 7pm | $80 pp
This is a unique opportunity to preview the CELIA CRUZ exhibit before anyone else! Our 300+ guests will be
welcomed into the museum for a preview of the exhibit (Exhibit opens to the public on Oct 20th). Once inside,
they will be escorted to the rooftop venue for The Night of a Thousand Celia’s GALA | A celebration of Music,
Food, Bacardi Bar, a Celia look-alike contest and much more

- Artists Showcase exhibit featuring juried exhibits & artists
Wednesday, Oct 10th, 7pm | FREE Event | Pridelines Miami
ARTISTAS PARTY with Refreshments, music, featuring art and celebrating all things Hispanic &
Celia Cruz. LEARN TO SALSA with a free lesson from our professional dance instructors

Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003), better known as Celia Cruz, was a Cuban singer of Latin music.
She was known for her powerful voice and her rhythm-centric musical style.  She was the most popular Hispanic artists of the 20th century,
gaining twenty-three gold albums during her career. She was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa", "La Guarachera de Cuba",
as well as The Queen of Latin Music. She was an ambassador for the variety and vitality of the music of her native Havana, and after the
Cuban revolution she became a symbol of artistic freedom for Cuban American exiles.