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Ocotober 2022

BOGOTA | January 8, 2022

Trans & non binary Art Exhibit 
& Conference
TransLives Video Archives

ARTLab | A year round Virtual Gallery for Artists of the Trans Experience

ELEVATE | May 7, 2022
Workshops, Tools & 
Inspiration for being NICER.

Land Aknowledgment Statement




Today, Florida Governor DeSantis signed into law the House 1557 “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which bans public school districts from teaching about sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through the third grade, or “in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students”—language that critics say could extend the ban to higher grade levels    

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) is extremely disappointed by the passage of the so called “Parental Rights in Education” bill due to its discriminatory language directly targeting and endangering the lives of all LGBTQI+ youth.

Here are key passages in the bill:  
Instruction on gender and sexuality would be constrained in all grades.
Schools would be required to notify parents when children receive mental, emotional or physical health services, unless educators believe there is a risk of “abuse, abandonment, or neglect.”
  Parents would have the right to opt their children out of counseling and health services.
  Parents could sue schools for violating the vaguely written bill, and districts would have to cover the costs.
  Florida would rewrite school counseling standards.

Our collective anger and disappointment must now be focused on doing, what legislators and the Governor wont – Show all of our youth that they are LOVED. Show them they MATTER. Tell them they are not a MISTAKE. Tell them they are NOT ALONE. Offer them the tools and support to be GREAT, PROUD ADULTS.    

If you’re a parent or an ally, an educator or a self-actualized LGBTQ+ adult seeing this, today is the day for you to tell the young LGBTQI+ people in your lives that you see them, and they have value.    

More than 200 anti-LGBTQ+ bills, many specifically targeting trans youth, have been introduced this year alone. Fighting these bills is going to be a marathon effort requiring all of us — like-minded individuals and organizations — to stand together and persevere in the face of adversity.      

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida will continue to stand with the thousands of organizations, teachers unions, allies and parents across the U.S. uniting in solidarity for LGBTQ+ youth in the best way we know how: Telling our stories, sharing our rainbow history, celebrating our pride, and show relentless our support for all of our youth and educators, trying to do the right thing.    

HELP US TO HELP OUR YOUTH, through our programming, resources, and initiatives to STOP HATE EVERYWHERE. Please consider a donation to UC|CU.

UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA is proud to partner with O, Miami 2022, and the queer events happening all April, 
all over SoFla.  CHECK THEM OUT! 
For more Info, contact: Palley Promotes  

April 22 Drag Poetry Slam Local Miami poets create new works performed by local drag artists for a live audience. Blending m music, dance, theatrics, prose, an audience participation, Drag Poetry is a two-act show of 6 performances lip-synched to 6 poets’ words. The evening wishes to answer what happens when we push the boundaries of expectation within art forms that challenge what is real and what we can create from them. 7:30-10p, Tropotrope: Arts Learning Lab    

April 29th: Smoke Lilies and Jade: A Multimedia Performance Hued Songs presents a multimedia performance inspired by gay Harlem Renaissance legend Richard Bruce Nugent's "Smoke Lilies and Jade,”. 7-9 pm, The Underline      

Portrait at 34, created by Queer Artist, Najja Moon  Since the passing of her cousin, Kamilah Aisha Moon, one poem in particular has been a special source of comfort and connection for artist Najja Moon, Portrait at 34.  For this project, a custom designed Photobooth will travel throughout the month of april producing portraits paired with age specific poems for each participant.    

April 23  Aves Y Poesia Queer artist hosts a bilingual Spanish/English guided walking tour along Bill Baggs park’s main trails with a stop at the Cape Florida Banding Station to observe wild birds up close. Participants write poems along the trail inspired by their senses and experience in nature. Sharing writing & observations is encouraged but not required.     

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