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Unity Coalition, Club Azúcar on Sunday to recognize TV's Luisa Fernanda as Queen for a Day of the gay and lesbian community

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From Unity Coalition's Herb Sosa:

Dear Unity Coalition Board Members & friends:

Luisa_fernanda_2_2On Sunday, July 8th 2007 at Club Azúcar, Unity Coalition and Club Azúcar will recognize former Telemundo/Cotorreando TV Presenter Luisa Fernanda, as Queen for a Day of the gay and lesbian community.

As you may recall, Luisa Fernanda was recently fired by Telemundo for what was seen by many as a homophobic slur when she made references about Chernas –Spanish word for the Grouper fish, but also used in the Cuban community as a begative slang for a gay man.  Luisa Fernanda has denied knowingly using this word in a negative or disctiminatory way, and has recently met with Ron Brenesky and Chrisitan Aguilar in name of Unity Coalition (see attached press release) to hopefully clear her name and image with the community. ''The only mistake she made was using the wrong word at the wrong time,'' said Ron Brenesky, vice president of Unity Coalition.  Following this meeting, Ron suggested, and is leading the effort to recognize her at Azúcar tomorrow evening.

Luisa Fernanda presented one of the key awards at GLAAD's annual South Florida event in May and has openly advocated for the right of gays and lesbians to marry.

On Sunday, Coalition members will declare Fernanda ''queen'' for a day at Miami’s Club Azucar.  All are welcome to attend and participate. 

Contact Ron Brenesky for more information: 786-356-1665

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