News release from Unity Coalition:
Miami Florida… March 3, 2010- Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU), the leading Latino | Hispanic gay civil-rights nonprofit initiative, offering leadership on issues that concern Latino|Hispanic LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) and other minority groups across the U.S., announced its new slate of Board of Directors today.
The 2010 slate is comprised of:
Herb Sosa, President | Vanessa Brito, Dahlia Canes, Milan Rodriguez & Luis E. Gonzalez.
NO OTHER PERSONS -PAST OR PRESENT- REPRESENT, ARE AUTHORIZED TO, OR SPEAK ON BEHALF OF UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA - EXCEPT THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP OF THE BOARD LISTED.
HERB SOSA – With over 20 years of corporate and not-for-profit leadership experience in the community… Activist, Miami historian, preservationist and freelance writer, Herb Sosa is a founding member of, and currently serves as President of Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida. Sosa also is Pubisher|Editor-In-chief of AMBIENTE Magazine, an LGBT online publication with items of interest in English, Spanish & Portuguese.
VANESSA BRITO - A South Florida native of Portuguese & Spanish parents, has her B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Florida International University, is the principal at Myami Marketing and works extensively with many of the communities’ politicians, community groups and is highly respected and active in Miami’s political & social networks.
DAHLIA CANES - Ms. Canes holds a Associates Degree in Law, has extensive experience working Florida's courts and judicial system, and has worked as a paralegal with the firm Gregory A. Moore, P.A. for the past 17 years. She is recognized as an animal rights advocate and hands-on rescuer, active in the political & legal system and is currently fighting the breed-specific legislation in Miami-Dade County. Canes is an award winning writer and serves as a board member of Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida.
MILAN RODRIGUEZ - One of Miami’s leading graphic designers, owner of the popular website “Milancita.com” and a successful nightclub promoter. As a graphic designer she has designed for top 10 companies such as the Carlisle Development Group among others. Her website, Milancita.com, has had over 120,000 hits since its launch 3 years ago.
LUIS E. GONZALEZ - Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and raised in the small New England town of Guilford, Connecticut, Luis has a theatre, Retail & Visual Merchandising background. Gonzalez has also been involved in Historic Preservation and non-profit work for many years, including volunteering for Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida and working as Office manager of Dade Heritage Trust.
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida is committed to our Latino|Hispanic|LGBT community, its respect, voice, representation and equality. UC|CU remains committed to the core values, priorities and needs of the Latino|Hispanic|LGBT community and continues its vigilance to ensure equality and fairness for our community. We are more confident than ever that with the talent, credibility, professionalism & energy that our new board brings this year, UC|CU is on a clear path of continued leadership and a visible & effective voice for all Latino, Hispanic & LGBT persons. Community confidence in its leaders is paramount to the success of Equality.
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA is the leading Latino|Hispanic gay civil-rights initiative, offering leadership on issues that concern LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Latino|Hispanic and other minority groups across the U.S. since 2002.
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA es una iniciativa sin fines de lucro y lider en la defensa de los derechos civiles de la comunidad Latina|hispana LGBT (lesbianas, gay, bisexual, transgenero), ofreciendo liderazgo en asuntos concernientes a este y otros grupos minoritarios en todos los Estados Unidos desde el 2002.