Rainbow flags will be everywhere when the premier celebration of Hispanic LGBTQ pride in Florida returns to Miami for its ninth year!
As a noun in the Spanish language, Orgullo means self-satisfaction or pride. This fairly common descriptor can also imply vanity and arrogance, just like its English counterpart. But in contemporary culture both orgullo and pride have taken on a new and much more uplifting connotation: Gay Pride! And during our country’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in October, Miami Beach is the place to be to honor the contributions of Hispanic members of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) community with a colorful, inclusive celebration of love – Celebrate Orgullo!
The First Event of Its Kind in the US Celebrating Hispanic LGBTQ Pride
Having grown grassroots style since 2011, Celebrate Orgullo is a fifteen day long showcase honoring the cultural contributions of the LGBTQ Hispanic community (October 1 – 15). Many of the celebrations throughout the festival are free and open to the public, with proceeds from the sale of food and beverages benefiting the local LGBT Youth Scholarship Fund as well as programming for the Unity Coalition. The Unity Coalition is a non-profit organization that concentrates on the Leadership, Protection & Promotion of Hispanic LGBTQ rights, the only one of its kind in South Florida. These events consist of: International Artists Showcase, ArtDiva Bus Tours, Music, Human Rights Conference, Costume Exhibit, and movies nights. Each event will cater around this year’s theme of the Art of Fashion or Arte de la Moda! Check the full schedule for dates and times of all of the events.
Celebrate Diversity, Love, and Orgullo!
If you're planning an Orgullo getaway to Miami Beach there is no better home-away-from-home for you than with us at Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re proud (no pun intended) to help support those joining in this celebration of inclusion with our perfect complement of comfortable accommodations, upscale amenities, and personalized service, all with an authentic South Floridian flair!