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Unity Coalition President Herb Sosa named to 2014 41 List by Honor 41, a national Latina/o LGBTQ site

Herb Sosa, president of Unity Coalition, Miami-Dade County’s leading Hispanic LGBT group, has been named to the 2014 41 List by Honor 41.

From the Honor 41 website:

Honor 41 is a national Latina/o LGBTQ online, 501 c3 non-profit organization that promotes positive images of our community, creates awareness about our issues and builds an online family/community.

The word “Honor” means pride in English and Spanish.

The number 41 has a derogatory connotation in Mexican culture. For over 100 years calling someone “41” or associating anyone or anything with that number labeled them maricon/joto which in English translates to calling someone faggot/gay.

By adopting 41 in our name, we take away the negative, oppressive power associated to the number; we educate others about this important moment in LGBTQ history; we honor their legacy; and honor our own lives and contributions to society.

Here’s the complete list of 2014 honorees (alphabetical order):

Felipe Agredano
Daniel Armando
Erika Carlsen
Ruby Corado
Lazaro Lola Veronica Concepcion
Rafael Cosio
Rafael De Arce
Brenda Del Rio Gonzalez
Alejandro Escoto
Daniel Garza
Billy Gil and Erik Jimenez
Ralfka Gonzalez
Silvia "Biby" Gonzalez
Gibran Guido
Dan Guerrero
Luis Gutierrez-Mock
Ari Gutierrez
Jose Gutierrez
Helen Jaramillo
Yojanse Jimenez
Camilo Julian
Zoey and Ofelia
Angel J. Martinez
Joel Martinez and Xavier Mejia
Mekahlo Medina
Maria Mejia
Elizabeth Mendia
Jonathan B. Menendez
Marlon Morales
Monica Palacios
Alfredo Pedroza
David Perez
Anacelly Quintana-McKinney
Edgar Quiñones Cervantes
George Raya
Ignacio Rivera
Victoria Ruiz
Johanna Saavedra
Diego Sepulveda
Herb Sosa
Rosie Trejo

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