A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CELIA'S GALA
This years theme for our annual GALA, benefiting UC|CU's LGBT
SCHOLARSHIP Program...so have fun, dress to impress, & channel
your inner CELIA CRUZ.
Early Bird TICKETS:
$80 per person
$120 for 2
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
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, 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.
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, respectivamente.
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 Latin artist 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.
İQUE SIGA LA TRADICIÓN!
A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CELIAS
is this years theme for our annual
GALA, benefiting UC|CU's LGBT
Preview the CELIA CRUZ exhibit
before anyone else! Once inside,you
will be escorted to the rooftop venue
for Music, Food, Bacardi Bar...
Presenting MARITRINI with our
Legends Honors Award, Forever Cuba
Fashion by YAS GONZALEZ, and
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!
SHOWCASING THE BEST ARTISTS
- 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
FREE CELIA GALA Ticket!
WHAT IS HISPANIC PRIDE some
MUSIC, POETRY, DRINKS & FOOD?
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.
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.
ALL ACCESS GOLDEN TICKET | A $ 150 VALUE, for just $ 120
- VIP ACCESS to all 2018 Celebrate ORGULLO Events
- DINNER, JAZZ Y POESIAS Night @ the BETSY | Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, 7pm
- ART|DIVAS Bus Tours | Saturday, Oct. 6th, 2-6pm
- Night of a Thousand CELIA's GALA | Friday, Oct. 12th, 7-11pm
for ONE | $120
for TWO | $240
İQUE SIGA LA TRADICIÓN!
A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CELIAS is this years theme for our annual GALA, benefiting UC|CU's LGBT SCHOLARSHIP Program.
Preview the CELIA CRUZ exhibit before anyone else! Once inside,you will be escorted to the rooftop venue for Music, Samplings from Ana Paz Cakes, AuGold Sweets, Paella, & Bacardi Open Bar...
the Miami Gay Men's Chorus, the powerful voice of Barbara Alonso and her Band, the fabulous NELLY Norell as Celia Cruz, Presenting MARITRINI with our Legends Honors Award,
Forever Cuba Fashion by YAS GONZALEZ, and much more.
The Cuban-American fashion
designer studied design and
fashion at the Miami University of
Art and Design. While still in
school Yas launched a successful
swimwear line that caught the
attention of the fashion industry.
This initial success is what
motivated Yas to officially start her
own line and open the doors to the
Yas Gonzalez Boutique and Atelier.
Behind the doors of her boutique
one can find anything from a dress
for brunch, to a red carpet-worthy
An unstoppable Latin music star!
She has won many international
and national music awards and
prestigious recognitions for her
music and talent.
Barbara is one of the few
entertainers to ever win multiple
OTIs and International Festival of
the Song and Voice awards in both
the US and the Caribbean.
With good reason she is known as
For over 25 years, Barbara has
taken the Latin Music world by
storm appearing in nationally
televised TV programs, community
festivals and being featured on a
multitude of newspaper and
MIAMI GAY MEN'S CHORUS
Established in 1999 and currently
under the direction of Artistic
Director, Anthony Cabrera, the
Miami Gay Men's Chorus is an
organization of gay, bisexual, and
transgender men and supporting
people that inspires and changes
lives through the power of music.
With humor and heart, we proudly
entertain our audiences while
striving for artistic excellence.
The Miami Gay Men's Chorus
welcomes new singers with all
levels of experience, from
professionals to those who are just
learning. Even if you don't sing,
there are many ways for you to
become involved with the Miami Gay
DJ KEANU ORANGE
A young Cuban-American, non-binary
music artist rising in the Miami
nightclub scene. Most known from
the femme/trans collective Internet
Friends, working with artists from
underground queer artist Dorian
Electra to Billboard pop star Charli
Star of the stage, comedy, theatre,
TV & Radio, Community Activist and
leader, Cuban born Alexis
Fernandez, and his alter ego,
Marytrini will receive our 2018
UC|CU LEGENDS HONORS Award
for Leadership, Activism and
Inspiration, at the CELIA GALA.
Estrella de escenarios, comedia,
teatro, television y radio, activista y
lider comunitaro, cubano ALEXIS
FERNANDEZ y su alter ego
MARYTRINI, ecibirá nuestro Premio
UC|CU LEGENDS HONORS del
2018, por su Liderazgo, Activismo é
Night of a Thousand CELIA’s GALA
Friday, Oct. 12th, 7pm | $80 per
person | American Museum of the
Cuban Diaspora Coral Way at 12th
Some of our past GALAS...