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Unity Coalition names 2013 Legends Honorees; recipients to be celebrated April 11 on Ocean Drive

From Herb Sosa, president of Unity Coalition:

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Unity Coalition | Coalicion Unida announces the 2013 Legends Honorees

Allies of the LGBTQ community present & past that have made a positive mark & contribution and celebrate the good, noble & outstanding within our community

February 4, 2013… Miami Beach, Fl.- Joining the ranks of Mayor Matti Bower, Billy Bean, Sgt. Juan Sanchez, Robin Schwartz, Xavier Cortada, Dale Stine, Comm. Michael Gongora, Mikey Verdugo, Elaine Lancaster, Merle & Danny Weiss and many more, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida is proud to announce the 2013 recipients of the LEGENDS HONORS AWARD.

This year’s recipients are: WALKER BURTTSCHELL for his activism in repealing DADT, Voter & Blood Ban awareness campaigns; ANTHONY CABRERA for his creativity, direction and leadership with the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus; SANDRA HOLIDAY for her passion in creating the Anita Priest Whispering Angels fund to help LGBT Youth; MARIA MEJIA for her tireless international efforts on HIV/AIDS education; EDWARD OBERLE-LOPEZ for his never-ending energy and willingness to give back to his community; and CRAIG STEVENS for his constant efforts as a positive role model and community activist.

LEGENDS HONORS will be presented at the Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida’s (UC|CU’s) LEGENDS BALL on Thursday, April 11th, 7pm at the Art Deco Welcome Center – 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.

The Legends Ball is the official kick-off and opening of the annual Exhibit & Lectures, co-presented by UC|CU & the Miami Design Preservation League... Leaders, Legends & Lovelies exhibit and lectures are proudly showcased at the Art Deco Welcome Center each April.

This year the Legends Ball will benefit UC|CU’s efforts toward MARRIAGE EQUALITY & year round programming.

Our work is 100% funded by events & private donations, and we are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes right back out for programming, leading & assisting our LGBTQ community. Your participation generosity & support will help us make this magical night even better and more successful.

“DESIGNERS & ARCHITECTS CREATE BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS, ART & HOMES FOR ALL, YET CANNOT LEGALLY MARRY IN FLORIDA. THEY CANNOT ENJOY THE RIGHT TO A HOME, FAMILY, RELATIONSHIP & BENEFITS RECOGNIZED BY THE LAW. IT’S TIME FOR THIS TO CHANGE” – Herb Sosa, UC|CU president

LEGENDS BALL: An evening of Seaside Architecture, design, art, music, drinks, light fare and entertainment.

TICKETS: $50 through Feb 15th. $60 through March 15th, $75 at door - www.unitycoalition.org

WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, April 11th, 7pm at the Art Deco Welcome Center – 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.

WHY: Benefiting UC|CU’s efforts toward MARRIAGE EQUALITY & year round programming.

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