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Activist Ashley Figueroa To Be Honored

Equality Florida has announced that Florida’s largest LGBTQ organization will recognize transgender activist & community leader Ashley Figueroa with the Voice for Equality Award at their annual Greater Orlando Gala that takes place Saturday November 2nd at 8P at the Orlando Museum of Art. Gina Duncan, Equality Florida Director of Transgender Equality stated, “We are thrilled to honor Ashley Figueroa with the Voice for Equality Award at a time when trans women of color are facing discrimination & violence at shocking rates, community leaders like Ashley are ensuring directly impacted folks have a seat at the table. Her commitment to empowering & uplifting members of the transgender community makes her a true Voice for Equality.” The Voice for Equality Award is bestowed annually upon a person who, with courage, passion & unwavering commitment, moves Florida’s LGBTQ community closer to full equality. As a proud & out trans Latina woman Ashley leads Bliss Healthcare’s TRANSformation Program, which focuses on the empowerment & leadership of Central Florida trans-identified community members. She serves on multiple boards across Central Florida, ensuring that the perspective of trans women of color does not go unrepresented. Equality Florida will also recognize Jason Lambert & The Hammered Lamb with this year’s Equality Means Business Award. Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s LGBTQ community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building & lobbying they are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Boston International Fine Art Show

The 23rd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show is returning to the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts at 539 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End from October 24th to 27th. The event will be showcasing over 35 galleries from the United States & Europe plus dozens of individual artists. BIFAS 2019 is a feast for your eyes & offers an excellent selection of art works. More excitingly this year they are launching a new section, "EMERGE" that features emerging & mid-career artists in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Art New England Magazine. Tony Fusco, BIFAS Co-Producer stated, "We are thrilled to be introducing "Emerge" a new section of the show that features individual up & coming artists & gives them the opportunity to meet collectors directly in a professional setting.” The event kicks off with a Gala Preview on Thursday Evening, October 24th from 5:30P to 8:30P. Throughout the weekend you can meet & mingle with the artists, find pieces you love & attend their exclusive line-up of special programs including: "What Has Your Gallery Done For You Lately" that takes place on Friday October 25th at 2P with Michael Rose, followed by "Major Trends In The Art Market" by Bank of America Private Bank at 3P & then Art New England Magazine 40th Anniversary Reception takes place on Friday at 5P. On Saturday October 26th check out "Living With Art" Interior Design & Art Panel at 2P followed by "An Insider's View On Valuing Art" at 3P with Peter Hastings Falk. On Sunday there will be a Special Guest Speaker + Book Launch with Eve M. Kahn at 2P & Restoration & Repurposing Clinic with Trefler's plus a Special Exhibition by CAL (China Arts Link) Artworks. Don't miss this important weekend in the Boston art scene.
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Spirit Day Against LGBTQ Youth Bullying

Spirit Day is being celebrated on October 17th & began in 2010 when a high school student Brittany McMillan created a tumblr post asking students to wear purple following the suicide deaths of several LGBTQ young people. Since then hundreds of celebrities, media outlets, brands, landmarks, sports leagues, tech leaders, influencers, faith groups, school districts, organizations, colleges & universities have become the most visible anti LGBTQ bullying campaign & united show of support for our LGBTQ youth. Purple symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO stated, “With LGBTQ rights under attack on a near-daily basis, Spirit Day could not be happening at a more critical time. On Thursday, LGBTQ young people will be flooded with messages of support from their peers, teachers, favorite celebrities, athletes & more notables all reminding them that they are not alone. What a powerful & refreshing change of pace from the divisive rhetoric & bullying that have become all too common today’s charged political & cultural climate.” Joining OUTTAKE MEDIA in support of Spirit Day are CNBC, Good Morning America, TODAY, CNN New Day, Despierta America, EXTRA, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, KABC-TV, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Dr. Oz Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, The View, Strahan, Sara & Keke, Despierta América & Univision. Celebrities standing up for Spirit Day include Andy Cohen, James Corden, Billy Ray Cyrus, Helen Hunt, Jazz Jennings, Nicole Maines, Ross Matthews, Olivia Newton-John, Trevor Noah, Adam Rippon, Paul Reiser, Angelica Ross, Willow Smith, Tegan & Sara & more.
For More Info: glaad.org
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Breast Cancer Prevention Event (AUDIO)

This week I talked with Cheryl Osimo Executive Director of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition about the 22nd Lesbians & Friends LGBTQ Dance Party For Prevention that takes place at The Inn at Brookline at 1200 Beacon Street in Brookline, Massachusetts on October 26th from 8P to 12P. This year MBCC is proud to be honoring Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Osimo stated, "Attorney General Healey has worked tirelessly for the citizens of Massachusetts across so many important issues. We admire all that she has accomplished & continues to work towards on behalf of her constituents & look forward to honoring her at this year’s event." AG Healey will be appearing in a special video presentation to be shown during the evening’s festivities. MBCC will also be recognizing longtime MBCC supporter Laura Diamond owner of Diamond Physical Therapy Associates & Moving Violations Motorcycle Club the oldest women’s motorcycle club in New England. MBCC is the only breast cancer non-profit working closely with a research & sister organization Silent Spring Institute to investigate preventable environmental causes of the disease. This work is funded through events like the upcoming Lesbians & Friends Dance: A Party for Prevention. Cheryl Osimo is a fierce LGBTQ ally & devoted breast cancer activist & advocate since 1991 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 41. She has been a catalyst in raising public awareness of the possible environmental links to breast cancer. The Lesbians & Friends LGBTQ Dance Party For Prevention will also feature DJ Shelly Cullen, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar & a silent auction. Liz Nania of Out to Dance will conduct a free one-hour dance workshop from 7P to 8P. Tickets are $45 general & $20 for students online or on the day of the event $50 general & $25 for students at the door. Halloween Costumes are optional. LISTEN

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LGBTQ Out & Equal Workplace Summit

A week after the Supreme Court hear arguments regarding 3 LGBTQ employment discrimination cases the Out & Equal Workplace Summit is taking place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor located across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. in Fort Washington, Maryland from now through October 17th. Out & Equal is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to LGBTQ workplace equality & partners with Fortune 1000 companies & government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training, consultation & professional networking opportunities that build inclusive & welcoming work environments. Erin Uritus, CEO of Out & Equal stated, “Today more than 700 Fortune 1000 companies are sending 6,000 people to Washington for the Out & Equal Workplace Summit. Successful companies understand that workplaces that foster a culture of belonging for the transgender engineer or the bisexual accountant are investing in their own innovation & longevity. And guess what, it’s not just about LGBTQ people, but our myriad friends & families who simply won’t work for companies that are apathetic or discriminate. We will not rest until showing up for work is no longer an act of courage for LGBTQ people, but we can truly be OUT & equal.” Some of the workshops scheduled to take place at the summit include, Transmen & Transmasculine Employees: Having Your Voices Heard; Measuring Success: LGBTQ Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace; Leading from the Bottom Up as Young, Queer Professionals; Battle for Diversity: Why You Don’t Have (Enough) LGBTQ+ Talent; & Queer Culture Project: Six LGBTQ Trends & Why They Matter.
For More Info & Stream: outandequal.org
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Trevor Project To Honor Hayley Kiyoko

The Trevor Project the world’s largest suicide prevention & crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people will honor Hayley Kiyoko with the “Youth Innovator Award” at their annual TrevorLIVE Gala in Los Angeles at The Beverly Hilton on November 17th. This year’s gala will also feature a special appearance by YouTube personality, author & activist Gigi Gorgeous & a performance by Miss Shalae the world's top Beyoncé impersonator. Amit Paley, CEO & Executive Director of The Trevor Project stated, "The Trevor Project knows how important it is for LGBTQ young people to see themselves & their identities represented by inspiring young artists like Hayley Kiyoko. Hayley embraces her identity as a strength, serving as a role model for LGBTQ youth around the world -- we're so excited to honor her at TrevorLIVE LA & celebrate 21 years of saving young LGBTQ lives." Hayley Kiyoko added, “Through songwriting & directing music videos, I have been able to share my personal experiences of love & identity with an audience that has struggled with mainstream representation in pop music over the years. My biggest goal is always to inspire hope. I’m honored to be recognized by The Trevor Project, an organization that’s helping to bridge the isolation youth feel in crisis. Growing up I felt the isolation of being different so I am beyond grateful for the work they do because creating a safe space can truly help people feel less alone.” TrevorLIVE is the signature annual fundraising event of The Trevor Project. This annual event brings together top entertainers & corporate leaders to support the organization’s life-saving initiatives.
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New Cabaret "Fresh Fruit Is Born Again"

Boston’s favorite equal opportunity offenders are back in an all-new drag cabaret that takes on the current political & social establishment with their trademark wit & sass in "Fresh Fruit Is Born Again!" at Club Café, 209 Columbus Avenue in Boston MA. Show times are on select Friday, Saturdays & Sundays now through November 23rd. After a five year hiatus founding Fresh Fruit members Rodney VanDerwarker & Michael Gaucher have assembled an all new cast that is ready to carry on the Fresh Fruit tradition taking on everyone & everything including Kellyanne Conway, Quincy matriarchs, syphilitic gym bunnies, pregnancy surrogates & more. Come let your hair down & enjoy a second coming that is long overdue. Known for their razor sharp wit & take no prisoner's approach to political, religious & social institutions these Queens are ready to hit the stage & give you all the dish on a variety of subjects. If you loved Fresh Fruit before or “Bitter Bitch's Golden Girls” or “Menopausal Mermaid” you won't want to miss out on this hilarious song parody send up of everything you may think but never say. New Fruits include both veterans & newbies to the stage include Brian Wasburn a fixture on the burlesque circuit in Boston & has been a cast member of "The Donkey Show" & Bitter Bitch's "The Menopausal Mermaid." Patty Bouree is a denizen of the drag demi-monde in Boston our favorite social gadfly Scott Kearnan écrivain extraordinaire will be making his acting debut with the show. Tickets are $30.
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National LGBTQ Coming Out Day

Since 1988 National Coming Out Day is acknowledged on October 11th which is the day that if you haven’t come out yet about your LGBTQ sexual orientation to your family, friends & colleagues it’s time to live as your authentic self & be counted. As Harvey Milk stated, “Burst down those closet doors once & for all, stand up & start to fight.” So here we are in 2019 continuing the fight with the Trump administration trying to push our LGBTQ community back in the closet or worse erase our community completely. We need to pass the Equality Act now & provide comprehensive non-discrimination protections that will bring our laws into the 21st century. This week the US Supreme Court heard 3 cases of LGBTQ discrimination against our community. With Trump’s anti-LGBTQ Supreme Court appointees the outcome is iffy. Then we’re also dealing with a majority of LGBTQ K-12 students feeling unsafe at school as a result of their sexual orientation & more than one-third reported feeling unsafe because of how they express their gender. To reverse this trend in conjunction with National Coming Out Day the Family Acceptance Project has released a new series of posters that are designed to be used in public spaces to share key information from FAP’s peer-reviewed studies. Dr. Caitlin Ryan, Director of the FAP stated, “The posters are key resources to help families & providers understand the critical need for family support & the impact that specific family accepting & rejecting behaviors have on risk & well-being for LGBTQ children & youth.”
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Why We Love Pete Buttigieg

As we head towards the 2020 election presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg addresses our LGBTQ  issues. Buttigieg has released his plan ‘Becoming Whole: A New Era for LGBTQ+ Americans,’ a comprehensive policy that brings Americans together to break down the walls of exclusion & secure full equality for our LGBTQ community. With a plan grounded in the real lived experiences of LGBTQ Americans Buttigieg’s plan covers issues of Equality, Health, Youth & Families, Community, Justice, Honor & Leadership. Buttigieg stated, “Twenty years ago, an awkward teenager at St. Joe High, who didn’t know a single out LGBTQ+ student there, never would have imagined how far we would come. Yet discrimination & the ever-present fear of it continue to govern aspects of LGBTQ+ people’s lives who question if they can be who they are & keep their job, or come out at school knowing they might be bullied for it. When I’m President, we will implement solutions bold enough to meet the challenges the LGBTQ+ community faces while bringing the American people together to understand that our freedoms are bound up in each other.” Under a Buttigieg Administration LGBTQ+ individuals & communities will be supported in every aspect of their daily lives, from equitable health care to workplace protections to a new national mentorship program that will build up a sense of belonging among LGBTQ+ youth. As president, Pete will ensure anti-discrimintation is the law of the land & work to put an end to the violence that is taking the lives of transgender Americans.
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Historic LGBTQ Art Exhibition

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) & Virginia Pride are presenting a special work of art by artist Jumper Maybach in the Story of Virginia exhibition that runs now through February 16th 2020. The work that Virginia Pride commissioned & donated to the museum depicts the Virginia State Capitol & represents an important addition to the museum’s growing LGBTQ collections. Jamie Bosket VMHC President stated, “As the state’s history museum, we are firmly dedicated to representing all who are a part of the Virginia experience. As such we are deeply committed to better reflecting the diversity of the state, including preserving & sharing the stories of LGBTQ+ communities in the Commonwealth.” Jumper Maybach added, “It’s an honor & privilege to be included in this monumental & historic exhibition. Having one of my pieces hang in the Virginia Museum of History & Culture is truly a highlight of my career.” The VMHC’s display also features documents & artifacts from the VMHC collections including a program from the fifth annual Richmond Lesbian & Gay Pride Day held in 1989 which was the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York & a joint custody consent order granted to lesbian couple Mary Townley & Carol Schall upon the birth of Mary’s daughter in 1998. The couple became plaintiffs in the case of Bostic v. Rainey, which overturned Virginia’s ban on marriage equality in 2014. The museum is collaborating with Virginia's LGBTQ community to document these important stories by collecting oral histories, images, documents & artifacts. Virginia Museum of History & Culture is located at 428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond Virginia.
For More Info: virginiahistory.org
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Supreme Court & LGBTQ Civil Rights

The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments today regarding three LGBTQ employment discrimination cases. These cases will determine whether LGBTQ employees are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The best case scenario for our LGBTQ community would be that the Supreme Court will rule that the federal ban on sex discrimination also means employers can’t discriminate because of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Trump administration is fighting to convince the court that sex discrimination should have a limited interpretation. Whatever the result is our LGBTQ community is in for another historic fight for equality. Erin Uritus, CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates stated, “Out & Equal works with the world’s largest employers, businesses & government to create workplaces, all around the globe, where all of us are equal, belong & thrive. We are proud to have helped galvanize the 206 major businesses who signed onto the amicus brief. Representing more than 7 million employees & more than 5 trillion in revenue, these companies told the Supreme Court that Title VII protections are for all of us, including the LGBTQ community & to decide otherwise would be as bad for business as it would be for the country. This case is not creating a new space of equality, it is affirming the inalienable equality that our country’s framers intended & which our communities have fought for. Every generation has had to take up the mantle of civil rights. As women, as people of color, as people of faith, as people without faith, as people with disabilities, as LGBTQ people – we are all equal under the law…”
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Actor Haaz Sleiman To Be Honored

Acclaimed actor Haaz Sleiman will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the 11th Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ Film Festival. Sleiman will receive the award on Sunday, October 20th at 8P during the Closing Night Awards Party at Nu River Landing at 511 SE 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This award is presented to a member of the LGBTQ community & recognizes notable individuals in entertainment for their contributions in helping to tell our LGBTQ stories. Victor Gimenez, Executive Director of OUTshine LGBTQ Film Festival stated, "As a recently ‘out,’ gay, Muslim actor in Hollywood, Haaz Sleiman has overcome tremendous obstacles to share his story of strength, truth & acceptance. We’re thrilled to honor & embrace his talent & support for the LGBTQ+ community with this Vanguard Award which we hope will inspire others to excel & achieve their dreams.” Haaz Sleiman concluded, “I am honored to have been selected as this year’s OUTshine Vanguard Award recipient. Growing-up in the Middle East as a gay man was extremely isolating, but they couldn’t take away my empathy & compassion. I have an immense love for the unconditional acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community. Everything I do now, publicly, is to ensure that no one ever has to feel alone & that everyone has a sense of belonging.” Previous Vanguard winners include Gloria & Emilio Estefan & Fred Rosser (aka WWE Superstar Darren Young). The Fort Lauderdale Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ Film Festival runs October 10th to 20th.
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Selisse Berry Joins Equality Florida

Selisse Berry the founder & architect of the nation’s largest LGBTQ business organization Out & Equal has joined the Board of Directors for Equality Florida. Berry has worked for decades to engage global business leaders on issues of LGBTQ workplace nondiscrimination & now brings that authority to the fight for full equality in the State of Florida. Berry stated, “When we launched Out & Equal, few Fortune 500 companies had protections for their LGBTQ employees. Now, those protections are nearly universal. I’m excited to join Equality Florida in the work to secure full equality for the LGBTQ community & help state leaders realize what the business community has come to know: that embracing inclusion is key to creating healthy institutions.” Stratton Pollitzer, Equality Florida Deputy Director concluded, “The State of Florida will set the tone for equality across the country. Selisse knows better than anyone that treating LGBTQ people with dignity & respect is good for business & the right thing to do. If Florida wants to compete for talent & stake its claim as an economy that is equal & open to all – the time for comprehensive LGBTQ protections is now.” Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s LGBTQ community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building & lobbying they are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. A few years ago I talked to Selisse in this exclusive audio interview on OUTTAKE VOICES.
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Next Step For LGBTQ Civil Rights

Next Tuesday on October 8th the Supreme Court will hear a trio of major cases that could determine the future of our LGBTQ employment rights. Two of the cases Altitude Express Inc. v Zarda & Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia center on men who say they were fired from their jobs for being gay & the third case R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC & Aimee Stephens focuses on a transgender woman who was fired after informing her boss that she was transitioning. These cases represent the next step in the movement for LGBTQ equality. According to a report by Public Religion Research Institute most Americans falsely believe that there are federal nondiscrimination protections in place for LGBTQ Americans. The reality is that less than half of U.S. states have laws that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Without any federal protections LGBTQ people can be legally fired or kicked out of a restaurant just for being who they are in a majority of the country & those states aren’t about to add protections anytime soon. Over the past 10 years only one state Utah has passed a law banning anti-LGBTQ discrimination. So the Supreme Court cases on October 8th could determine if the Civil Rights Act of 1964, under Title VII’s ban on sex discrimination in employment will extend to sexual orientation & gender identity. If the Supreme Court votes in favor of the employees this will bring nationwide employment protections for LGBTQ people for the first time in U.S. history.
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Esther Newton Speaks OUT (AUDIO)

In recognition of LGBTQ History Month I talked with Esther Newton about her book “My Butch Career A Memoir” that addresses her gender identity & exploration during a particularly intense time of homophobic persecution in the twentieth century. Newton’s story is compelling, disarming & at times carnal as she struggles to write, teach & find love. From being molested as a child to her failed attempts to live a “normal” straight life in high school & college she became an influential figure in our LGBTQ community & a powerful reminder of just how recently it has been possible to be an openly queer academic. With humor & grace she describes her introduction to middle-class lesbian life & her love affairs including one with a renowned abstract painter & another with a French academic she traveled with throughout France & Switzerland. Newton's narrative ends in her forties in the company of the first generation of out lesbian & gay scholars with whom she helped create gender & sexuality studies. Esther received her BA at the University of Michigan in history before starting graduate work in anthropology at the University of Chicago. In 1968 her PhD dissertation “The Drag Queens: A Study in Urban Anthropology” examined the experiences, social interactions & culture of drag queens of mostly gay men that was later published under the title “Mother Camp” in 1972. Her second book “Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America's First Gay & Lesbian Town” was published in 1993. Newton was active in Second Wave Feminism, Gay Liberation & the Lesbian/Feminist movements. Currently Newton is the subject of a documentary of her life story and contributing to a book of photography with acclaimed photographer Eva Weiss. I talked to Esther about her inspiration for writing “My Butch Career A Memoir” & her spin on our LGBTQ issues.
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Boston Pride New Staff Members

Boston Pride has named Reina Ysaguirre-Boersma as Director of Outreach & Development & Pierce Durkin as Director of Operations for the nonprofit organization. The new hires were made after a strategic planning session of Boston Pride’s Board of Directors which determined that additional staffing is necessary to carry out the mission of the 49-year old LGBTQ organization. Linda J. DeMarco, Boston Pride President stated, “As Boston Pride has been growing, the Board of Directors has been working on a Strategic Plan to add staff to the organization. Over the years to prepare for this move, we have been fiscally responsible in reserving funds to allow us to make this move. With the help of our connections with other Prides & speaking with other LGBTQ+ leaders, we were able to acquire strong candidates to fulfill the needs of the organization.” Reina Ysaguirre-Boersma has volunteered for 13 years at several Pride organizations including Boston & Bellingham, WA serving in various capacities in organizational management, strategic planning & fundraising. Pierce Durkin joins the Boston Pride team after 17 years of volunteering for Pride Organizations. Pierce served as Treasurer of NYC Pride (Heritage of Pride) where he played a major role in the recent successful World Pride celebration & in the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Uprising. Boston Pride produces events & activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect & awareness in Greater Boston & beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility & dignity they educate, communicate & advocate by building & strengthening community connections. Boston Pride Week 2020 will be held Friday June 5th to Sunday June 15th.
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LGBTQ Hispanic Heritage Gala Event

Celebrating LGBTQ Latinos during Hispanic Heritage Month, Angelica Ross star of “Pose” & “American Horror Story 1984” will be honored with Trailblazer Award on Oct. 12th at the 9th annual Celebrate Orgullo's gala "The Art of Fashion" happening at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU at 10975 SW 17th Street in Miami, FL. The Celebrate Orgullo festival also features a fashion & AIDS forum for LGBTQ artists & fashion designers with queer-cultural events that take place throughout Miami’s artistic enclaves from October 1st to 15th. Herb Sosa, CEO of Coalition | Coalición Unida stated, "Our 9th annual Celebrate Orgullo Festival celebrates the art of fashion, honoring the LGBT designers & artists that push on towards equality for all. As we honor this year the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings, we reflect on the contributions of Silvia Rivera & Marsha P. Johnson, pioneers who symbolize the heart & soul of our mission. The marches on the streets & on the runways continue today because we are still not equal. Because we are still attacked, beaten & killed for who & how we love. This year’s events carry the torch of creativity forward, for the future generations of LGBT creatives who will continue to impact our culture." The Art of Fashion Gala will be a tour de force of LGBTQ artists & designers, featuring rising stars who are Hispanic including Bo Khasamarina, Chloe Martini, Chaplin Tyler, Miguel Rodez, Ralf Vidal & Juan Mantilla. This year’s recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Gala will be local activist Melba De Leon. Her love for the community & passion to help others will be recognized & celebrated.
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