EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Liquid Fridays Presents 3rd Annual Silver Party & Mark lowes Bday hosted by Pamela Anderson” @ Living Room Nightclub , Fort lauderdale FL 5-20-11
All-Star Line-up at the 2011 Miami Beach Gay Pride
In addition to this year’s Grand Marshal, Bravo TV’sAndy Cohen, the parade will feature numerous celebrities and VIPs riding in more than 60 floats or marching alongside in solidarity. Continuing her long-standing support of the LGBT community, DJ Tracy Young will be a special guest in the parade fresh off her recent guest appearance on “The Real Housewives of Miami.” Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower and several of the city’s commissioners and staff will ride atop a specially designed float and many of the entries in the parade will echo this year’s “Super Hero” theme of empowerment.
Another highlight of Pride will be a salute to “Legacy Couples” – committed LGBT partners who have been together for 20 or more years who will march and ride together in recognition of their commitment and in affirmation of marriage equality.
Following the parade, the Pride Festival will feature refreshments, booths and two entertainment stages. Performers will include Dominican singer/songwriter Sohanny, performing her urban merengue dance hit “No Es Normal,” and multi-talented hit-maker JayQuan whose R&B/Pop/Latin vocals are a standout in the group Nas-T-Boyz. Also performing at the Festival will be Erika Jayne , Ceevox, Miss Richfield 1981, Marlon Alarm and the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus.
The pulse-racing line-up of DJs for the Festival includes Jody McDonald, DJ MIIK, DJ Seijo, Bill Kelly, and DJ/Producer Maximus 3000. Festival-goers can also expect some fabulous surprises and guest performances throughout the afternoon.
A Fabulous Week AbOUT
Because of the overwhelming success of the last two Pride events, Miami Beach Gay Pride has expanded this year to a week of extraordinary days OUT. Sanctioned events leading up to the Pride Parade and Festival include an Open House reception at the LGBT Visitor Center followed by a screening of the film “Were the World Mine” at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, both on Wednesday, April 13.
On Thursday, April 14, Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida will present the “Leaders, Legends & Lovelies Ball,” honoring individuals who’ve made a difference in the community and unveiling a special collection of dolls specially created in the likenesses of South Beach’s most famous gender illusionists, Hosted by Elaine Lancaster & Music By DJ Maximus 3000 and Blue Money Jazz Sixtet.
In her new show, “30 Years On The Throne!,” Miss Richfield 1981 looks back at her storybook life celebrating three decades of beauty sovereignty as reigning queen of Richfield, Minnesota, “where butter is a spice and gravy is a beverage.” This Midwestern maven is winning over theater and cabaret audiences around the country with an interactive format that combines homespun warmth and edgy improv in a truly original performance. Miss Richfield will grace the stage of the Colony Theater on Friday, April 15.
Also on Friday, a VIP fundraiser celebrating the kickoff of Pride — “Miami Beach Gay Pride Super Hero Soiree” — takes place at the W South Beach beginning at 9 p.m. Super surprises and special guest heroes will include fashion designer Christopher Bates, special guest DJ Scotty Thompson and special appearances by Grand Marshal Andy Cohen, DJ Tracy Young, and cast members from the reality show “Real Housewives of Miami.” Tickets are $125 by clicking on the “Buy Your Tickets” button and entering “VIP Superhero Soiree” in the “Purpose” box. All proceeds will benefit Miami Beach Gay Pride.
On Saturday, Palace Restaurant/Bar at 1200 Ocean Drive presents “Brunchic,” where patrons may enjoy a prix-fixe brunch menu and a bottle of champagne, with ideal viewing of the parade. Prices are $65 and $85, plus tax & tip, with seatings beginning at 10:30 am. Call 305-531-7234 for reservations. Among other Palace Pride events is the Latin Stage from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring Grammy Award winner Elvis Crespo, and video/Mashup Latin Music DJ Set by DJ/Producer Maximus 3000.
For a complete and ever-growing list of events surrounding Miami Beach Gay
Pride – including an arts conference for young LBT women, an Interfaith Service, club events and events especially for women, visit the Schedule page.
The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBT community by producing free, safe, quality, mass-appeal events that are open to all.
March 2011… Miami, Florida – The Divas are standing tall , actually about 12” tall, all in the name of charity!
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida (UC|CU), the organization dedicated to the Leadership, Protection & Promotion of the LGBTQ Latino|Hispanic community since 2002, has challenged South Florida performers, both male & female, to create one-of-a-kind LEGENDS DOLLS in their image to be auctioned off at the Leaders, Legends & Lovelies event this April 14-16 during Miami Beach Pride on Ocean Drive.
In her signature big blonde coif and over the top exquisite jewelry & midnight blue sequin ballgown,
Elaine Lancaster created this breath-taking Legends Doll “ You are gonna want to bid on this one over & over
again”, said Lancaster.
Geraldine QueenCabaret, image of this years UC|CU Legends Ball & creator of her own Legends Doll,
expressed it this way “Hey Everybody…Come and support our comunity…And take your favorite dragqueens home
in a very unusual way-Replica Legends Dolls! Done by the queens themselves! in their trademark outfits/looks perhaps also Jewelry/makeup? YEY! How to get them? Bid on us! A apostar en la subasta!”
Additional UC|CU Legends Dolls have been created by Adora & Teddy Behr, Samantha Perez, Noel Leon, Electra, Fernan Dute, Shanaya Bright, Samantha Perez, Teresita La Caliente & many more…
Come be a part of the UC|CU Leaders Legends & Lovelies LGBT Exhibit Unveiling, presentation of our
2011 Legends Honorees, Legends Dolls on exhibit & auction, along with dozens of amazing other art,
collectible & gift items, with open bar, live jazz & DJ/Producer Maximus 3000, light fare and a great gift bag – on Thur., April 14th!
BUY TICKETS, view & bid on Auction Items NOW at www.unitycoalition.org
WHAT: Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida Leaders, Legends & Lovelies Ball & Silent Auction
WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2011 7-10 pm
WHERE: Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
WHY: To benefit Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida programming in the Latino|Hispanic |LGBT Community
Our work is 100% funded by private donations, membership support & events, and we are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes right back into our programs, leading & assisting our community.
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida’s Leaders, Legends & Lovelies© Ball, Lectures & Exhibit
April 14-26, 2011
Celebrating the good, positive & outstanding within our South Florida LGBT community
As you may know, I am proud to be involved with Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, a Florida non-profit 501c4 organization whose mission is the Leadership, Protection & Promotion of Latino|Hispanic LGBT rights (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)-the only organization of its kind in South Florida since 2002.
Our work is 100% funded by fundraisers & private donations, and we are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes right back out for programming, leading & assisting our community.
WHAT HAS UC|CU DONE LATELY?
– Provide a free online LGBTQ Resource Center, offering vital information on thousands of community outreach &
support groups – locally, nationally & internationally.
– Meet regularly with local, state & national leaders to promote LGBTQ rights & legislation.
– Offer free consultations with our network of top attorneys on issues of discrimination, immigration & other issues
affecting our community.
– Hosted the only Latino|Hispanic LGBTQ Press Conference in the nation on Repeal DADT.
– Sponsored various Repeal DADT efforts, including Walker Walks to Washington, meetings in Congress, & write-in
& phone campaigns to various elected officials.
– Supported local & national campaigns & candidates that encourage pro-LGBTQ issues.
– Provided free workshops in the community on Leadership, Public Speaking & Community Outreach.
– Participated in the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Hate Crimes Summit.
– Collected funds & donations for victims in Haiti & Chile after their devastating earthquakes.
– Delivered several containers of medical supplies, water & clothing to Haiti.
– Received a Congressional Commendation for ongoing World AIDS Day efforts.
WHAT IS THE UC|CU LEADERS, LEGENDS& LOVELIES© BALL?
On April 14, 2011 from 7-10pm we are hosting an evening of fun, glamour & inspiration on famed Ocean Drive.
The Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida LEADERS, LEGENDS& LOVELIES© (LL&L) BALL will have several exciting layers to the evening…
The unveiling of our Exhibit at the Art Deco Welcome Center, featuring a celebration of our LGBT community its history through art, photography and costumes | Introduction of our 2011 LL&L Honorees – persons from the community, present & past that have made a positive mark & present them with an amazing Medal of Honor | The UC|CU Legends Dolls will be unveiled…A one-of-a-kind collection of fashion dolls created by and in the image of local Divas. They will be exhibited and auctioned to benefit UC|CU programming, along with many other great items being donated for fundraising efforts as part of our Silent Auction that night | There will be an open bar, light fare, music by DJ/Producer Maximus 3000, the Blue Money Sixtet Jazz Band, live performance art, gift bags & a magical evening for all who attend Hosted by Elaine Lancaster| The purpose of the evening is to promote our programming, raise awareness & raise funds.
WHAT DO YOU SAY? Will you join me and our friends at the UC|CU Leaders, Legends & Lovelies© Ball on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Art Deco Welcome Center at 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach?
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY, safely & securely, at : www.unitycoalition.org
1 ticket – $50 | 2 tickets – $90 | 10 ticekts – $400.
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida
2011 HOST COMMITTEE
Cynthia Aguilar | Billy Bean | Randolph Bullard & Eduardo Hepp | Walker Burttschell | Katie Carmichael & Dee Dee DiBiaggio | Xavier Cortada & Juan Carlos Espinosa | Raphael Giraldez & Herb Sosa | Michael Gongora | Luis Gonzalez | Tim Harrises | Luis Herrera & Randy Ricketts | Elaine Lancaster & James Davis | Maria Lago | Michael Larkin | Antonio Lopez & Eddie Miranda | Heidy Medina & Vanessa Brito | Ile Morales & Cathy Toruno | Edwin Scharlau & Victor Gimenez | Eddie Sierra | Moses Stein | Hernan Valverde |