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This Festival In Miami Celebrates Hispanic LGBTQ Community All Month Long

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The Latino LGBTQ community in Miami is celebrating October a lo grande! Not only because we’re in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, but also because the 6th annual Celebrate Orgullo Festival is in town – a month-long celebration uniting artists, musicians, educators and more.

What began as a one-day event in 2012, has flourished into a month-long festivity with activities like movie screenings, poetry readings, book signings, writing workshops, culinary tours, and drag brunches, according to the event’s official website.

Yaaaaaaasss! ORGULLO is the place to be!

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The festival is organized by Unity Coalition/Coalición Unida, the first and only organization for the South Florida Latino LGBTQ community.

“Our focus is much more on the culture and the heritage of the Hispanic community. We certainly like to have fun and have our events be celebratory, but unlike a traditional LGBT Pride festival we try to focus more on the art and the culture of our community,” Unity Coalition President Herb Sosa said to The Miami Herald. “It’s a showcase for the rest of the world to come see the wonderful talent that is the Hispanic LGBT community.”

Celebrate Orgullo, which runs from September 15 to October 16, is one of a kind in the 305.

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“The Hispanic LGBT community has such a vibrant culture to offer, and we felt there was a space and a need for it and the results confirm that,” Sosa added.

Learn more about Celebrate Orgullo Festival, here.


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CBS Is Producing A Show With A Latino Lead With Issues That Will Hit Home

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CBS Is Producing A Show With A Latino Lead With Issues That Will Hit Home

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Diane Guerrero is returning to TV and my have the tables turned.

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Let’s forget jailbird Maritza Ramos on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” for a second. (Just for a second, I said, don’t freak out).

Guerrero, as reported by Deadline, will now portray a “successful corporate attorney who starts taking pro bono cases for undocumented immigrants after her past as the child of deported parents is revealed by a family emergency.”

Get it girl!

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The New Jersey-based actress of Colombian descent, who’s also known for her role as Lina on “Jane the Virgin,” has teamed up with “Jane the Virgin’s” producers Jennie Synder Urman, Paul Sciarrota and Ben Silverman to bring her deep-felt, personal story to the small screen.

The upcoming project is titled “In the Country We Love,” after Guerrero’s published memoir.

If you’ve been living under a rock, the book tells the story of a 14-year-old Guerrero whose parents were deported to Colombia.

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“In the Country We Love” is a drama project set to air on CBS.


Read more about the series “In the Country We Love,” here. 

READ: Diane Guerrero Is On A Mission To Stop Trump

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