Victor Diaz-Herman was born and raised in Miami Florida. He is a graduate of Gulliver Academy, Gulliver Preparatory, Florida State University, University of South Florida, and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Victor has a Bachelors degree in English and a minor in television and radio broadcast journalism.
Victor’s commitment to empowering youth began with a ten year term at the YMCA where the majority of his time was spent developing leadership and goal setting programs at sleep-away camps in Tallahassee, Florida and Ellsworth, Maine. His efforts laid the ground work for Camp Indian Springs and Camp Jordan’s Counselor in Training and Leaders in Training Programs. Followed by a three year term at the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Victor served as the Festival Coordinator and Operations Manager, he established invaluable relationship with South Florida’s GBLTQ community.
Victor is no stranger to South Florida’s LGBTQ community; he was raised by lesbian mothers, aunties, and his uncle, the first openly gay Miami Beach Commissioner, Victor Diaz. Victor also has an engaged father who supports his involvement in the LGBTQ community. As a result, he was raised in an open minded community and has since become an advocate for LGBTQ equality and LGBTQ youth.
Victor is the Co-Chair for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Winter Party Festival and a National Action Council member for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
An employee, volunteer, and donor of the LGBTQ community, Victor believes in the equality of all people regardless of sexual orientation and identity on a local and national level.
Director of Programs & Grant Development
Luigi is an experienced bisexual activist, a marine biologist and concerned environmentalist, a nationally-recognized HIV/AIDS activist, and a health care and non-profit consultant. He served as executive director for the Body Positive Resource Center and the Bisexual Foundation and held key management and program development positions with several national HIV specialty pharmacies.
Most recently he worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Bureau overseeing HIV prevention programs throughout the state. Luigi’s involvement with youth began early in his career when he served Boy Scout District Executive for the Florida Keys. He worked with youth at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami and in 2006 was appointed to the Massachusetts Commission for GLBT Youth, an advisory committee to the Massachusetts legislature.
Online Marketing and Social Media Associate
Myra began working in the LGBTQ community in 2011 when she joined Unity, the LGBT student organization at Miami Dade’s North campus. Since then she has actively volunteered with organizations such as SAVE Dade and Get Equal Florida to fight for LGBTQ equality. Myra is currently in her last year at Miami Dade College as a Pre-nursing student, serves as the current President of Unity and as a student ambassador for the Student Government Association.
Myra’s interest in helping LGBTQ youth comes stems from her personal experiences as a young member of the community who overcame the struggles of growing up gay in Detroit.
Board Chair, Board of Directors
A Miami Beach resident for more than 16 years, Frank is the co-chair of the Pridelines Adult Gala committee. He has many years of experience in the fashion industry, in both New York and Los Angeles. Frank serves on the Board of 4th Dimension of South Beach, a local community theater, and is an active supporter of the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Human Rights Campaign and Lambda Legal Defense Fund. He is also a mentor to a youth through the Big Brother and Big Sister organization.
Secretary, Board member
As a founding partner of The Treister Murry Agency, a Miami Beach-based public relations and marketing firm, Richard directs strategic planning, client service and creative development for the Agency’s diverse roster of clients. At Pridelines, Richard chairs the marketing committee and has also been active on boards and committees for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, St. John’s Church, Miami Beach Gay Pride, Shoes for the Soul, AIDS Walk Miami, Health Crisis Network, Food for Life Network, Super Bowl XXXIII, and Little Acorns’ youth drug prevention programs. He graduated with honors from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in journalism and the other in broadcast/film.
Abe Hasbun has resided 26 years in South Florida, the last 10 being in Fort Lauderdale. He attended Miami Killian Sr. High and Florida International University and has been an insurance agent for the last 16 years. Abe has been very active in the Gay Sport Scene in Broward County having served on the Board of Directors for the local bowling and softball leagues. He was South Florida’s representative at Council meetings for the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance from 2005-2008 and currently serves as Treasurer for the SFAAA softball league. In connection with these leagues, he has organized food drives for The Daily Bread Food Bank and Harvest Drive for the last six years.
Eda Valero-Figueira, is retired from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. She has been involved in education most of her life and is very committed to the underserved youth community. While at HRSA, Eda was instrumental in the initiation of the program for youth living with HIV/AIDS—a program that funds 17 institutions across the nation. She is particularly interested in providing support to LGBTY because she believes youth are the future of this world. She currently serves as a panelist for Foster Care, Inc. and is also a member of the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council.