www.ambiente.us  JANUARY / ENERO 2006



                                                    2006 REVIEW






Unity Coalition has once again had a full and successful year, thanks to the support, motivation and
involvement of our community.   Here are some of this years higlights…



CAPTURED: John Valdespino, Suspect in the murder of transgender Julie Argueta.
Unity Coalition spearheaded a national media awareness campaign and raised additional reward monies to
assist in this arrest.

Valuing Our Families Conference
An annual event that celebrates, empowers and advocates for gay and lesbian families
The Conference, now entering its third year, is co-presented by Sunshine Social Services and The Family
Pride Coalition (Washington, DC) and is co-sponsored by Unity Coalition
The Conference is scheduled for April 1-2, 2006in Fort Lauderdale
You can read more about SunServe and the Conference on our website at www.sunserve.org
GLAAD JOINS UNITY COALITION, AMBIENTE MAGAZINE AND CLUB PAPI TO PRESENT THE NATIONAL  GAY
CLUB TOUR OF GLORIA TREVI  Miami, Florida – February 2, 2006

UNITY COALITION, AMBIENTE MAGAZINE AND CLUB PAPI ONCE AGAIN TEAM UP TO PRESENT THE
NATIONAL GAY CLUB TOUR OF PILAR MONTENEGRO  Miami, Florida – March 16, 2006 ORGULLO EN
ACCION, Inc. – Unity Coalition is a Co-Sponsor
1st Chicago Latino LGBT Leadership Summit
Saturday March 11, 2006, 10:30am - 5:00pm
at Humboldt Park Vocational Center,1645 N. California, Chicago.

AZÚCAR AWARD
Presented to Ambiente Magazine & Unity Coalition – Civil Rights Award
Recognizing our No Estas Solo anti-discrimination campaign – T-shirts, TV Commercials, etc.

UNITY COALITION AND 50+ MULTI FAITH & COMMUNITY SERVICE GROUPS ESTABLISH THE FIRST EVER -
LATINO/HISPANIC LGBT & RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION ALLIANCE FOR RESPECT AND UNDERSTANDING
All groups agreed to a written commitment of brotherly love, understanding and a bond of faith to all things fair,
non-discriminatory and non-judgmental. We are all children of God, and as such, must protect each others
rights and always respect each other
UNITY COALITION AND THE FIRST EVER - LATINO/HISPANIC LGBT, COMMUNITY ORG. & RELIGIOUS
INSTITUTIONS ALLIANCE OF 50+ MULTI FAITH & COMMUNITY SERVICE GROUPS – ORGANIZE A MULTI
LAYER RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AND JUSTICE ON MAY 1st in MIAMI, RESULTING IN OVER 35,000
IN ATTENDANCE.



UNIFIED HEARTS & UNITY COALITION Present the Youth In Search Of A Cure Concert in Ft. Myers, Florida
August 25th - The concert is to help -the AIDS Resource Council of SWFL- and to raise funds so that they may
continue with the effort of providing help to those most in need. The Youth in Search of a Cure Concert gives
our youth the opportunity to express the unification toward a common goal, HIV/AIDS Educational Awareness.

TOY DRIVE: for Children Living with HIV/AIDS
Now in its third year, the Unity Coalition Toy Drive successfully collected and distributed nearly 1,000 new,
unwrapped toys to needy children.  Distribution of these toys within the community is overseen by Unity
Coalition and the Miami-Dade Health Department’s Hispanic Initiative for this important community effort.



All of this work is only possible with your support, encouragement and participation.
Thank You, and join us for 2007!
Herb Sosa
Unity Coalition/Coalición Unida



2005-06 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron� Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Dahlia Canes -
Secretary,                                              Arturo Alvarez, Alex Fernandez, Efren Martinez, Axel Javier, Miguel Trujillo


UNITY COALITIONof FLORIDA./COALICION UNIDA, is a nonprofit grassroots initiative created to offer leadership on issues that
concern Latino/Hispanic LGBTQ and other minority groups in Florida.


www.unitycoalition.org                      786-356-1665            2501 SW 8thStreet, Suite 205.  Miami, Florida 33134