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NEWSFLASH: Unity Coalition Invites You to WEAR YOUR ORGULLO|PRIDE with US at Miami Beach PRIDE!

Unity Coalition Invites You to WEAR YOUR ORGULLO|PRIDE with US at Miami Beach PRIDE!

NEWSFLASH:So. Florida DIVAS Create One-Of-A-Kind Dolls for Charity Auction

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

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.

NEWSFLASH: Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida’s Leaders, Legends & Lovelies© Ball, Lectures & Exhibit

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

February 2011

Hello –

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.


–          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.


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 :

1 ticket – $50 | 2 tickets – $90 | 10 ticekts – $400.

Thank you,

Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida


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 |

EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Miami Gay News Launch Party/Miami Beach Gay Pride fundraiser” @ Bar721 , South Beach FL 3-24-2011