UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA TO LAUNCH ARTLAB@PRIDELINES, CURATING WORKS BY LOCAL
AND INT’L. ARTISTS, EXHIBITS & EVENTS OF TRANS EXPERIENCE, YEAR ROUND AT PRIDELINES
COMMUNITY CENTER AND ART GALLERY
Miami, Florida…January 2020 – In efforts to nurture and give dedicated space to LGBTQ artists everywhere and furthering the bond and alliance between
LGBT non-profits in South Florida, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) and Pridelines, Miami-Dade County’s LGBTQ Community Center have created
an exciting new opportunity for the community. As of January 2020, the Gallery A at Pridelines LGBT Community Center, located at 6360 NE 4th Ct, Miami,
FL 33138, will be transformed into the ARTLab@Pridelines, curated and managed by UC|CU, to highlight local, national and international artists of Trans
experience by featuring their works year round, free and open to the public.
“Pridelines has been featuring the works of Queer artists throughout our gallery walls since we opened our flagship Center in Miami in June of 2016. In
doing so, we have worked with Community Partners, more so with Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida which has hosted elements of their annual TRANSART
events at our Center for several years. For this reason, we are excited to embark on this new partnership with the team at Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida
within our Gallery A, that will complement the ongoing exhibits of Queer artists throughout our Miami Center and Gallery– creating one of South Florida’s
only year round spaces for LGBTQ artists and their work.” said Pridelines Chief Executive Officer, Victor Diaz-Herman.
The nearly 600sq ft gallery space boasts double height ceilings, an open floorplan, and plenty of space to create, explore, consider and appreciate art.
Pridelines Miami is open to all Monday through Friday, noon-8pm, and Saturdays, noon-5pm.
“This is a wonderful opportunity and partnership, and Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida could not be happier to grow our ongoing commitment to the
Pridelines Center of bringing ARTLab and world class works by LGBTQ artists from around the corner or across the globe, to the South Florida community.
We will officially kick off this endeavor with our 6th annual TRANSART Artists Showcase and conference in late January 2020. Artists CANDICE KROL,
JAYDEN VIEIRA and TANYA MAI RANDSTOFT will be featured, along with Poetry & Spoken Word by ELIJAH AVERETT-BALSER and others.” added Unity
Coalition|Coalición Unida’s Executive Director and founder, Herb Sosa.
Artists applications for consideration of year-round exhibiting opportunities are available at unitycoalition.org
Artists applications for consideration of year-round exhibiting opportunities
are available by CLICKING HERE
Pridelines mission is to support, educate and empower South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning
(LGBTQ) youth and community in safe and diverse spaces to promote dialogue, wellness, and to foster social change.
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the South Florida Latinx|Hispanic & Indigenous LGBT
community, advancing Equality & Fairness, through Education, Leadership and Awareness, since 2002 – offering tools and
programming, like the 6th annual TRANSART Conference and Artists Showcase – featuring transgender and non-conforming
artists and their works; ELEVATE- a day of workshops and tools for being Nicer; LGBT Scholarships for the Arts, Design and
Education; MicroGiving Fund for start-ups and reboots in life; PRIDE U 2020 – Activism, Leadership & Social Resources for
a New Rainbow; the 10th annual Celebrate ORGULLO Hispanic Pride festival, Oct 1-15th.
EDUCATION | EDUCACIÓN
|ADVANCING EQUALITY & FAIRNESS FOR THE LATINX|HISPANIC & INDIGENOUS LGBTQ COMMUNITY
THROUGH EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP & AWARENESS, SINCE 2002
AVANZANDO IGUALDAD PARA LA COMUNIDAD LATINX|HISPANA E INDIGENA LGBTQ
MEDIANTE LA EDUCACIÓN, LIDERAZGO Y CONCIENCIA, DESDE EL 2002
A year round Gallery for
Artists of the Trans
A Day of Workshops, Tools
& Inspiration for being
MAY 16, 2020 | N. Miami
JANUARY 23-24, 2021
OCT 1 - OCT. 15, 220
HISPANIC & INDIGENOUS
LGBT PRIDE FESTIVAL
LEADERSHIP | LIDERAZGO
IMMIGRATION | INMIGRACIÓN
HEALTH SERVICES | SU SALUD
EMPLOYMENT | EMPLEOS
CAŌBA | INSPIRING SPEAKERS,
TOPICS & SAFE SPACE FOR SAME
GENDER LOVING MEN OF COLOR
WORKSHOPS | TALLERES
STATE of HATE & BULLYING
PRIDE U 2020 | ENGAGING &
EMPOWERING MILLENNIALS IN
SOCIAL ACTIVISM & LEADERSHIP
AWARENESS | CONCIENCIA
BECOME A UC|CU MEMBER
MEMBRECIA EN UC|CU
FINANCIALS | FINANCIAS
ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS
MEET THE BOARD | DIRECTORES
VIDEO LIBRARY | ARCHIVO
EVENT PHOTOS | FOTOS
NEWS | NOTICIAS
SUMMER of '69 EXHIBIT | 50 YEARS
OF PRIDE, ACTIVISM & LEADERS
PULSE MASSACRE 2016
SAMANTHA LE TROY NAMED PROGRAMS COORDINATOR OF TRANSGENDER EDUCATION FOR UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA…
OVERSEEING ARTLAB@PRIDELINES, TRANSART EVENTS & AND YEAR ROUND HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMMING
Miami, Florida…February 2020 – UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA’s (UC|CU) SAMANTHA LeTROY will be stepping down from her position on the Board of Directors to oversee UC|CU’s year-round
Trans Gender Programming, effective Feb 15, 2020. This twelve-month position is made possible through the generous funding of the GILEAD Foundation.
Ms LeTroy’s responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of the ArtLab@Pridelines – a dedicate gallery space for artists of the Transgender experience and others within the LGBQ communities,
working with local, national and int’l. artists to curate exhibits in this space; to orchestrate programming throughout the year focused on Health & Wellness of and for the Transgender & Gender non-
conforming community; and will continue in her role as co-chair of the annual TRANSART Artists Exhibit & Conference, every January.
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the South Florida Latinx|Hispanic & Indigenous LGBTQ community, advancing Equality & Fairness, through Education,
Leadership and Awareness, since 2002.
“Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida believes in practicing what we preach… and what better way to do this than with the partnership & financial support of GILEAD, and to help bring attention to the
needs of the Transgender & Gender non-conforming communities of South Florida. Samantha is not only extremely qualified and respected in the community, but has also proven her willingness to
lead by example and help us to continue to build excellence in our programming” said UC|CU’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Herb Sosa.
LeTroy will also continue to co-chair and develop year round programming for TRANSART, a UC|CU led program now entering its 7th year, showcasing the Talent, Vision and Possibilities within the
transgender & gender non-conforming community, the annual Artists Showcase & Conference brings
together a collection of talents, individuals & artistic genres to create awareness, nurture aspiring artists and enlighten the general population about the many layers of this community.
“Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida has been my second home and family, and I could not be prouder of the work we do for all marginalized communities, especially for my own Transgender sisters and
brothers.” said Samantha. “I am more energized and ready than ever - para seguir adelante – to keep moving forward, and create leadership, opportunities, pride and greatness” added LeTroy.
Artists applications for consideration of year-round exhibiting opportunities are available by CLICKING HERE
Pridelines mission is to support, educate and empower South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and community in safe and diverse spaces to promote
dialogue, wellness, and to foster social change.
The Gilead Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2005, seeks to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities around the world. Our giving focuses on expanding
access to HIV and hepatitis education, outreach, prevention and health services.
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the South Florida Latinx|Hispanic & Indigenous LGBT community, advancing Equality & Fairness, through Education,
Leadership and Awareness, since 2002 – offering tools and programming, like the 6th annual TRANSART Conference and Artists Showcase – featuring transgender and non-conforming artists and
their works; ELEVATE- a day of workshops and tools for being Nicer; LGBT Scholarships for the Arts, Design and Education; MicroGiving Fund for start-ups and reboots in life; PRIDE U 2020 – Activism,
Leadership & Social Resources for a New Rainbow; the 10th annual Celebrate ORGULLO Hispanic Pride festival, Oct 1-15th.
JANUARY 2020 - JUNE 2020 | Pridelines Miami
6360 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33138
pridelines.org (305) 571-9601
ARTLAB...WORKS BY ARTISTS OF TRANS EXPERIENCE
JANUARY 2020 - JUNE 2020 | LGBT Center Miami Beach
1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
gogaymiami.com (305) 397-8914
LGBT Center... MIAMI BEACH
CANDICE KROL | Photography
Visual Artist, Writer/Poet, Musician Composer
Montreal based interdisciplinary trans feminine
artist combining performance, music,
photography and spoken word with
experimental film and video.
JAYDEN VIEIRA | Photography
Visual Artist, aspiring model
New Bedford, Massachusetts based trans man,
visual artist and aspiring model.
Photography by ally Brittany Brackett.
TANYA MAI RANDSTOFT | Photography
Bent Not Broken series
Explores gender, expression and performance.
London based photographer with several
interests. "I shoot architecture and abstract; I
shoot people on the street and I work in the
studio with models that are out of the ordinary,
Fashion designs by BO KHASAMARINA
JUNE 2020 - OCTOBER 2020 | Pridelines Miami
VANESSA MONROE JAX SLVESTRI YENIEL HERNANDEZ
Artists applications for consideration of year-round exhibiting opportunities
are available by CLICKING HERE
MICRO GIVING Fund
Community Building, (Re)Start Up
Support & Hope | Scholarships &
A Trans man born in Cuba in 1978. Raised in Miami and
partially in Costa Rica, Yeniel is a self taught visual artist.
Actively works as a tattooist, and enjoys creative projects on
"Art is one of life's free gifts that has not only given me purpose
and a voice but also it has saved my life"
I am a queer, 18 year old trans visual artist who studies at
Dillard Center for the Arts.
As a multidisciplinary artist, I work very hard within my
strengths. Being a trans and gay individual, growing up I
was forced into the binary life of a female which forced me
to isolate my emotions and expression.
The past few years I’ve come out, and expressed/radiated
to the world who I am, and what my message is for other
queer youths and the older generations.
The proud, reigning Miss Florida Roundup 2019. The Florida
Roundup is a conference for the LGBTQ community and their
supporters, who are members of a 12 Step recovery program.
Ms. Monroe has been performing since she was 17 years young. She
began her illustrious career as a performer in New York City in the 80’
s and 90’s, working at such iconic establishments as the Monster
Bar, Escuelita Night Club and many, many more.
Vanessa Monroe was part of a real Pose life in the80's, known in the
ball scene as Vanessa Xtravaganza-Continental. In the early 90's she
won many beauty peagents in NYC and In the mid 90’s she moved to
Miami. In 2013 she became a Trans activist and Trans artist in
In 2017 and 2018 she participated in TransArt . Since winning her
crown as Miss Florida Roundup 2019, Vanessa has participated in
fundraisers in order to give back to her community and also
performed in Miami Beach Pride as Queen Borinquen Clinic.