Throughout the twentieth
century, clothing has been
used by lesbians and gay men
as a means of expressing
self-identity and of signaling
to one another.

The AIDS Epidemic all but
wiped out a generation of
Talent, Artists, Designers, and
sent the LGBT community
back in the closet for fear of

FASHION explores this topic.
Celebrating the BEST of FASHION and
our Community, we present the
LEGENDS GALA... Showcasing a night
of Music, Fashion, Art & Libations.
We also honor leaders in our community
who go Above and Beyond to Lead by
ART IS A DRAG, and our annual
ART/DIVA BUS TOURS proves it, as
our Diva Hostesses entertain you on a
luxury bus, giving you VIP access to
Art & Artists work and inspiration.
Food, Music & Liquor is also involved!
Local, National & International, our
juried Artists Showcase always impresses

MOVIE NIGHTS, and more...
Performers, Illusionists, DIV@S &
Celebrities create a one-of-a-kind

DivaDolls will be on Exhibit during
ORGULLO, then be auctioned off.

100% of Gala & DivaDoll profits go to
fund Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida's
year round Programming & Services
for the Latinx|Hispanic, Trans, POC,
Youth, and all underrepresented
communities across South Florida.
Be a part of ORGULLO!

Our event covers demographics in
every age category, orientation,
ethnic & economic bracket.

Celebrate ORGULLO is a registered trademark of
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, Inc. (UC|CU).
Celebrate ORGULLO, ORGULLO Games,
Juegos ORGULLO, Celebrate ORGULLO Carnaval,
Premios ORGULLO - are all the sole property of UC|CU and
cannot be used or reproduced without prior written
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Celebrate ORGULLO 2020 | South Florida’s first Hispanic & Indigenous LGBTQ
Pride festival - enters its 10th successful year with an International Artists
Showcase, ART|DIVA Bus Tours, Music, Writers Salons, A GALA and much more.

Proceeds benefit our MicroGiving Community 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 & Indigenous 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 & Indigenous 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 2020 | El primer festival de Orgullo hispano e indigena
LGBTQ! del sur de la Florida: entra en su decimo 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 hispana e indigena de Orgullo LGBT de Miami.

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 e indigena 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 e indigena 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.
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Celebrate ORGULLO’s 2020 Festival will
affect and inspire us- through Society &
Spirituality, Music, Rhythm, Hope & Symbolism.
Identifying connections among religious rituals and
culturally shared practices and how we interpret them in
and through our daily lives, today.  These traditions, along
with what we each bring to them, to help tell our stories.
Our personal Style and Expression. Our Identities.

Our Individualism.  Our Essence. Our ORGULLO.        

Becoming a U.S citizen should not mean, or require
shedding culture & traditions.

The late colonial era in the Caribbean and the Americas was marked by an
explosion of religious traditions that both drew from and challenged the normalivity
of Christianity. The importation of large numbers of Africans for slave labor on the
plantations introduced numerous ethnic groups and their cultural heritages to the
Americas. In an attempt to negotiate their own diversity and their contact with
Europeans, Africans created religious traditions such as Santería, Palo Monte,
Abakuá, and Vodou, with adherents that crossed ethnic lines. Among Spanish
colonists, the religio-philosophical system of Espiritismo became an alternative
for Catholics who were becoming increasingly alienated.

The historical trajectories of Revival Zion in Jamaica and Spiritual Baptists in
Trinidad (and other eastern Caribbean islands) provide salient examples of cultural
convergence, adaptation, and agency at the Caribbean crossroads. They also
emerged from the need of Africans under slavery to fashion a cohesive worldview
and a cultural identity that reflected their African heritage and the realities of their
lives on the plantations. Once formed, these traditions never became static cultural
artifacts but were dynamic, evolving traditions that crossed into all aspects of their
lives – Fashion, Food, Adornment…
El Festival explorará FE, FLOKLORE
y MODA, y como nos afecta e inspira a
través de la Sociedad y Espiritualidad,
Música, Ritmo, Esperanza y Simbolismo.

Identificando conexiones entre rituales religiosos y
prácticas culturalmente compartidas y cómo los
interpretamos en y a través de nuestra vida diaria, hoy.

Estas tradiciones, junto con lo que cada uno nosotros
aportamos, ayudan a contar nuestras historias.
En nuestro estilo personal y expresión.
Nuestras identidades Nuestro individualismo.
Nuestra esencia. Nuestro ORGULLO.

Hacerce ciudadano americano no debe ser or requirir,
abandonar nuestras tradiciones o culturas.

La época colonial en el Caribe y las Américas estuvo marcada por una explosión de tradiciones
religiosas que extrajeron y desafiaron la normalidad. del cristianismo La importación de
grandes cantidades de africanos para el trabajo esclavo en las plantaciones introdujo
numerosos grupos étnicos y sus herencias culturales en las Américas. En un intento por
negociar su propia diversidad y su contacto con los europeos, los africanos crearon tradiciones
religiosas como Santeria, Palo Monte, Abakua, y Vodou, con adherentes que cruzaron líneas
étnicas. Entre los colonos españoles, el sistema religioso-filosófico de Espiritismo se convirtió
en una alternativa para los católicos cada vez más alienados.

Las trayectorias históricas de Revival Zion en Jamaica y los bautistas espirituales en Trinidad (y
otras islas del Caribe Oriental) proporcionan ejemplos destacados de convergencia cultural,
adaptación y agencia en la encrucijada del Caribe. También surgieron de la necesidad de los
africanos bajo la esclavitud de crear una cosmovisión coherente y una identidad cultural que
reflejara su herencia africana y las realidades de sus vidas en las plantaciones. Una vez
formadas, estas tradiciones nunca se convirtieron en artefactos culturales estáticos,
sino que fueron tradiciones dinámicas y en evolución que se cruzaron
en todos los aspectos de sus vidas  - Moda, comida, adornos...
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