INTERNATIONAL LOVE & the LAW
TALLER para la comunidad sobre asuntos legales, inmigracion,
matrimonios binacionales y la ley.

A 4 hour course in the following format:
Panel discussion, led by a moderator, with key speakers and
presenters covering specialized topics.
1) Current laws and guidelines for non-married couples in which
one partner is a U.S. citizen and the other is not, and what options
and resources are available for them.  
2) Common misconceptions and misinformation related to
binational couples;
3), The psychological impact of being in a binational relationship;
4) How this impacts the couple,  their relationship, and their
extended network of  families & friends – with special emphasis
on the effects on the LGBT community.  

The goal is to help attendees develop skills to be able to
understand and  optimally assist clients and patients who are in
binational relationships. This course is offered in English and
Spanish.
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                           We are proud to be CERTIFIED by the Florida
                                   Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and
                                   Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling
                                                (Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, MFT and MHC
Approved provider, Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, MFT and MHC - Hypnosis
Providership Only, Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, MFT and MHC - Sex Therapy
Providership Only).
WORKSHOPS
TALLERES
International Love & the Law | COURSE OBJECTIVES | 4 hours

You or your partner were NOT born in the U.S.
...and may or may not be legal?
- Q&A with our panel of experts.
- Local & national community resources.
- Learn about the law and Gay Binational couples’ rights, immigration rules & regulations, same-sex
marriage options
& community resources available.

Ud. o su pareja NO NACIO en este pais... o es indocumentado?
- Charla con nuestro panel de expertos.
- Organizaciones locales y nacionales y los recursos disponibles
- Conozca sus derechos y la ley respecto a parejas gay binacionales, las reglas y regulaciones de
inmigración,
informacion sobre matrimonios del mismo sexo y las opciones y recursos comunitarios disponibles.

Lesbian and Gay individuals are not able to legally marry in the United States, and as a result, the many
benefits, rights and protections available to heterosexual married couples are not available to them. This
includes the right to petition for their same-sex partners to immigrate to the United States, even if they are
legally married in a state which recognizes same-sex marriages, or if they are legally married in another
country.  Current U.S. law forces many gay and lesbian couples apart, and  many of those who are able to
survive this burden are forced to live with a constant fear of deportation. In addition, those partners without
legal status often live in hiding in order to avoid deportation. This often results in isolation, depression,
anxiety, heightened stress levels and related physical symptoms.  The purpose of this course is to help
educate those in the helping professions about the many ways in which lesbian and gay binational
couples are impacted by this situation, as well as introducing the knowledge base, tools and resources
which can be utilized to help them.
UC|CU’s International Love & The Law Course: A 4 hour course in the following format: Panel discussion,
led by a moderator, with key speakers and presenters covering specialized topics. Topics to include the
following: 1) Current laws and guidelines for non-married couples in which one partner is a U.S. citizen
and the other is not, and what options and resources are available for them.  2) Common
misconceptions and misinformation related to binational couples; 3), The psychological impact of being
in a binational relationship; 4) How this impacts the couple,  their relationship, and their extended network
of  families & friends – with special emphasis on the effects on the LGBT community.  The goal is to help
attendees develop skills to be able to understand and  optimally assist clients and patients who are in
binational relationships. This course is offered in English and Spanish.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1.        Identify the specific issues and challenges faced by LGBT binational couples
2.        Be able to identify common legal, financial and social myths in this area, and provide fact-based
information to those who most need it.
3.        Identify the psychological and emotional impact of being in a binational couple, as well as
interventions to help patients and clients in these areas.
4.        Be able to locate and disseminate resources and information related to Immigration and binational
couples  issues.
5.        Discuss with, engage and empower  LGBT community leaders  & supporters to address legal and
social justice issues impacting the community.
State of Hate | COURSE OBJECTIVES | 4 hours

Hate crimes are on the rise across our country, and LGBT teens are four times as likely to commit
suicide than heterosexual teens. To effectively address this problem it is essential that those in the
helping professions, have a clear understanding of what hate crimes and bullying actually are by
definition and law. Accurate reporting and ongoing communication regarding hate crimes is key- between
government and social agencies, including police & state attorneys. The purpose of this course is to
clarify what constitutes a hate crime, and discuss how to address the challenges involved by offering real
plans, models and solutions for the community. This knowledge will help facilitate more consistent and
accurate reporting and processing, which will provide an increasingly accurate view of what is occurring
in the field so that it can be addressed in the most effective possible manner.
UC|CU’s State of Hate - Anti-bullying & Hate Crimes Course: A 4 hour course in the following format:  
round-table forum, led by a moderator with key speakers & presenters covering specialized topics.
Discussion topics include the following:  
1)Crimes & Discrimination, 2)Sexual Orientation,3) Labels & Perceptions, 4) How to improve community
relations & reduce attacks on the LGBTQ community.  The goal is to develop skills to better identify bias &
discrimination, how it is reported & recorded, and how to better protect & educate our community. This
course is offered in English and Spanish.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to
1.        Identify the impact and challenges of anti-LBGT bullying, as well as ways in which these
challenges can be addressed
2.        Engage and empower the LGBT community & supporters to address Hate Crimes & Bullying in
their community.
3.        Discuss the challenges and obstacles in police training, community reporting and State Attorney’s
office processing.
4.        Know how to access information, identify resources and disseminate information relating to Hate
Crimes & Bullying., and be a source of information in the field regarding community resources,
processes and available support systems.
5.        Identify strategies to generate support and foster cooperation across community sectors, by
bringing together community leaders, local support organizations, law enforcement & the State Attorney’s
office to develop ongoing dialogue amongst all on this important issue.

3.        The agenda and time schedule of the course, including the number of continuing education hours
being offered (lunches, breaks and introductions cannot be included in the actual class time).
ADDITIONAL UC|CU  WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE

LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY BUILDING
PUBLIC SPEAKING & PRESENTATION
MARRIAGE EQUALITY & FINANCIAL PLANNING
MENTAL HEALTH & SPIRITUALITY
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS
LOGROS
2007 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2007
2004 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2004
2003 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2003
2002 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2002
2005 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2005
2006 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2006
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2009 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2009
2008 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2008
2010 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2010
2011 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2011
2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2012
MEET THE BOARD
2014-15 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Heriberto J. Sosa - President, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, Aryah Lester, Christopher Padron, Sasha
Westerman-Keuning, Dr. Ken Wilcox, Weslee Lim -
Jr. Board Member & 2014 LGBT Scholarship recipient

BOARD OF ADVISORS | Max Brava, David Kessler, Milan Rodriguez, David A.C. Turley
EVENTS & MEETINGS
CONTACT UC|CU
VOLUNTEER WITH UC|CU
PICTURES & FUN
MEMBERSHIPS
2013 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2013
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida is celebrating the COLORS that UNITE our Communities, the POSITIVE things about our Diversity and
the POTENTIAL we all have for Greatness. HELP SPREAD THE LGBTQ LOVE - NOT HATE!

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida está celebrando los COLORES DEL ARCOIRIS que unen a nuestras comunidades, las cosas POSITIVAS
de nuestra Diversidad y el POTENCIAL que todos tenemos de Grandeza. AYUDA A DIFUNDIR EL AMOR LGBTQ - NO EL ODIO!

The Rainbow (or Gay Pride) Flag was created by artist and vexillographer Gilbert Baker, a friend of the late Harvey Milk, in 1978. The flag debuted at the San Francisco Gay
and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade. It has since been used around the world as a symbol of LGBT Unity, Pride & Hope.
TRANSitioning Workshop |
Tools for a Better You
Charla GRATIS para la comunidad TRANSgenero - sobre imagen, vestuario, pelo, maquillaje, cambio de
nombre, asuntos legales, psycologicos, y como mejorar sus opciones de empleo.

Transitioning, fitting in, entering the business world, knowing your legal rights, or simply understanding your
body type and what works best, can be difficult and often overwhelming.

Come to our FREE workshop & meet with our team of Professionals giving advice on everything from how to
Legally Change your Name, Mental Health Counseling, Clothing & Styling, Hair & Make Up, and much more!

PARTICIPATING:
Sasha Westerman-Keuning (Legal name change, etc)
Dr Ken Wilcox (govt. Psychological requirements, counseling, etc.)
Gus Briand (Hair styling & wellness)
Jennifer Perez (Make up & image)
Helene Mouty (Fashion, image & body complimenting)
Aryah Lester (TransMiami, Employment do's and don’t's)
Herb Sosa (Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida)
… and more to come!

Enter to win great prizes and giveaways…
Amazing gift bags for all, too.


SPACE IS LIMITED, so please RSVP:
info@unitycoalition.org

WANT TO DONATE NEW or VINTAGE items?
Contact us today!
TRANSitioning Workshop | Tools for a Better You
TALLER para la comunidad TRANSgenero - sobre imagen,
vestuario, pelo, maquillaje, cambio de nombre, asuntos legales,
psycologicos, y como mejorar sus opciones de empleo.

Transitioning, fitting in, entering the business world, knowing your
legal rights, or simply understanding your body type and what
works best, can be difficult and often overwhelming.

Come to our FREE 4 hour workshop & meet with our team of
Professionals giving advice on everything from how to Legally
Change your Name, Mental Health Counseling, Clothing & Styling,
Hair & Make Up, and much more!
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida offers a variety of regularly
scheduled WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS and COMMUNITY BUILDING
PROGRAMS throughout the year, as well as customized programs
for corporations, community groups & educational institutions.

CONTACT US for scheduling:
info@unitycoalition.org
ADDRESSING UNEMPLOYMENT |
In our Transgender Community
TALLER para la comunidad TRANSgenero - sobre las
leyes y derechos, los miedos y percepciones, como
presentarse mejor y como mejorar sus opciones de
empleo.

A round table discussion to...
- Educate ourselves on the Laws & rights.
- Understanding the challenges, address fears &
misconceptions.
- Identify needs of the community & develop
employment opportunities.
STATE OF HATE | Anti Bullying & Hate Crimes Course
TALLER para la comunidad sobre el Bullying, abuso y crimenes
de odio.

A 4 hour course in the following format:  round-table forum, led by
a moderator with key speakers & presenters covering specialized
topics.

Discussion topics include the following:  
1)Crimes & Discrimination,
2)Sexual Orientation,
3) Labels & Perceptions,
4) How to improve community relations & reduce attacks on the
LGBTQ community.  

The goal is to develop skills to better identify bias & discrimination,
how it is reported & recorded, and how to better protect & educate
our community. This course is offered in English and Spanish.!
ELEVATE Workshop

A day of Lifting your mind, body, spirit & social well-being.

BEING A BETTER PERSON - through what we eat, how we take
care of ourselves, how we treat ourselves and how we treat
others. Many of us find some, most or all of these topics difficult to
follow in our daily lives. Add the pressures of family, peers, ageing,
economy & surroundings, and it often becomes overwhelming.

Programming includes:
Morning YOGA, light breakfast, Dating 101, Youth & Trans
Programming, Lifting your Mind & Soul, Health Fair, Painting in the
Garden, Healthy foods from the Garden, Medicinal benefits from
the Garden, Cocktails you can grow, Poetry, Loving our pets &
much more!

SUNDAY, FEB 22, 2015 | $30 in advance.
9am-6pm | Miami Beach Botanical Garden
ADDITIONAL UC|CU  WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE

LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY BUILDING
PUBLIC SPEAKING & PRESENTATION
MARRIAGE EQUALITY & FINANCIAL PLANNING
MENTAL HEALTH & SPIRITUALITY