September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, and once again Unity Coalition will celebrate LGBT Hispanic pride with the 6th annual Celebrate Orgullo across South Florida.
The LGBT Hispanic Pride month is packed with festivals, community workshops, film screenings, club nights and much more. It’s a month filled with fun and celebration, but also serves as a recognition of the contribution of the Hispanic LGBT Community.
“As we enter our sixth successful year of Celebrate Orgullo, we reflect on what started as a one-day street fair, and has now grown to a month-long of events and celebration”, said Herb Sosa, director of Unity Coalition.
The Unity Coalition is hosting the 2016 Legends Ball at one of Miami’s oldest and grandest homes, located at 111 Southwest 5 Ave. The Ball, taking place on Sept. 15, is kicking off pride and promises an “incredible line up of entertainment and talent,” and will feature EnVee, a singer from NBC’s “The Winner,” as well as illusionist and comedian Adora, and internationally acclaimed DJ Citizen Jane.
The highlight of the event is to honor Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for outstanding political and social leadership, Jowharah Sanders for her work with youth and women’s empowerment, and Hernan Valverde for his “relentless leadership and conviction to the community”, according to the event’s website.
The rest of the month following the Ball is filled with a wide variety of events that ensure there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Feliz orgullo 2016!