proud society takes those who we meet today… to develop them into our friends for tomorrow. Within our LGBTQ+ Community, we are proud together & believe in creating fun, positive experiences through our social events, professional engagement, service in the community, and philanthropic causes.
We pride ourselves in serving our LGBTQ+ Community with Positivity, no matter who you are, or where you are from. We Respect the notion of wanting to feel a sense of belonging... somewhere to build Outstanding long-lasting friendships... in a social place built on the idea of Uniqueness that best represents our Divergent members.
proud society... proud together
• COLOR: Black
• MOTTO: proud society... proud together
• PURPOSES: Pride, Social, Philanthropy, Service, & Professional
“Born in New York and raised in Orlando, David moved to Miami to pursue his Bachelor of Science in Communication degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Serving as a previous Historian and Founding Father of the International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, David wanted to get involve in non-profit work which started in 2016, later joining the Leadership Council of the newly established Gay Vista Social Club and serving as their former Executive Director.
He previously served as a Gallery Manager of Effusion Gallery and Event Assistant/Tier Leader/Marketing & PR Intern at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts along with various role experiences with contracted project & internships. He also has worked within the LGBTQ+ Community as the Director of Community & Business Outreach for Happening Out Television Network, Festival Manager for OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami & Fort Lauderdale Editions as well as the Executive Director Assistant for Pride Fort Lauderdale. Currently, he is a Program Manager for Hello! Florida, a destination management, logistics & event design company."
We believe in positivity.
The part is greater than the whole, and if we think it up, we can make it happen... the possibilities are endless. We take pride in expanding our horizons along with our outlook on life & the goals that lie ahead of us.
COLOR: Blue •
VALUE: Positivity •
PURPOSE: Pride •
“Born and raised in Miami, Robert attended FIU and University of Washington in Seattle, majoring in Vocal Performance and Psychology with a minor in Spanish. He is a classically trained opera singer. Robert is also a certified Holistic Nutritionist and graduated from Portland Community College’s program in partnership with the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. He hopes to soon start a nutrition and healthy lifestyle consulting business to help others stay healthy and achieve health goals.
Robert is currently a business analyst and consultant for United Healthcare’s Medicaid division, a United Healthcare Culture Ambassador and a graduate of the Leading End to End leadership program. He is also a Service Heroes recipient for 2012."
We stand up for respect.
We will lead with integrity and show admiration towards each other. Our bond to one another, our chosen family in the LGBTQ+ Community, is the connection in what makes us grow stronger together.
• COLOR: Magenta
• VALUE: Respect
• PURPOSE: Social
"Originally from New York City, he also lived in Chicago and Los Angeles, where his adventure around the country has brought him to Miami where he has met many wonderful people. He has various interests including music, film, photography, fitness, cooking, and entrepreneurship. He always looks forward to meeting new people and discussing ideas that can grow into wonderful opportunities.
As a web developer, he brings value to companies who are looking to create or enhance their online presence. As a mixologist, one of his latest projects is a cocktail book called "Dirty Little Cocktails", having incorporated many passions into this effort, including photography and 'cocktailing'."
We strive to be outstanding.
We push to make ourselves better each & every day, even better than the previous one. We say go out there and take on the world, because things are much better when we are going places together.
COLOR: Orange •
VALUE: Outstanding •
PURPOSE: Philanthropy •
“Born in Panama, Jorge and his family moved to Miami when he was 2 years old. Creativity has always been a passion for Jorge. He was in his high school marching band and was also the Youth Program Newsletter editor when he volunteered for the American Red Cross. At the University of Florida while Jorge studied Biology, he volunteered in the local hospital’s Children’s Art program to help bring a smile to faces of pediatric patients.
During his career, Jorge used his creative talents to create and manage an employee on boarding youtube channel and website for CPR & First Aid Instructors. He currently manages the social media and website for his nutrition coaching services."
We encourage uniqueness.
You are really one of a kind, truly unlike anyone else. We value you as an individual as much as we do the group when forging friendships. We want you, to always stay you, and know people who are like you.
• COLOR: Green
• VALUE: Uniqueness
• PURPOSE: Service
"Born in Venezuela, Jonathan moved to Miami over 3 years ago. He is a Chemical Engineer, TV Host and Radio Personality... perhaps you’ve seen him on your television set on Aventura TV Network’s “Chamo’s City”. In Venezuela, he founded a popular philanthropic group called “Fiesta con Jesús” because he loves charity and helping the people out from his country. Right now, Jonathan studies acting at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in pursuit of his dream of working in television and movies in the U.S.
He considers himself a charming, extroverted and social guy who loves to hang out with friends. While a native Spanish speaker, his English has improved leaps and bounds through his relationship with his boyfriend Camden of two years. He wants everyone to be part of proud society because he loves saying: Todos somos Únicos!"
We appreciate those that are divergent.
We all share different visions or have various ideas, and we welcome new points of view to contribute. Diversity is the key to our success, unity, and love for all.
COLOR: Violet •
VALUE: Divergent •
PURPOSE: Professional •
"Born in Ecuador and raised in New York and Florida, Miami has always been a sweet home for Eduardo. Graduated from FAU in Boca Raton in 2015, he has a bachelors degree in International Relations and Political Science. Proud of his Latin/Hispanic heritage, he loves Latin & Spanish food, culture and speaks Spanish, English, and Portuguese. He currently works in the finance area of an organization that assists executives in combatting anti-money laundering at a global level.
He considers himself a free soul and citizen of the world. He’s lived in various countries including Spain, Colombia and Brazil. Eduardo has worked in various areas, such as Sales and Digital-Marketing. Traveling is a lifestyle, and he loves to meet new people, build relationships and make sure people feel included and welcome. A good sense of style and fashion is a hobby and a must. His goal is to make sure everyone, no matter your background, is able to join proud society with open arms!"