Written by Josue Santiago Wednesday, 04 April 2012 00:00
Yubi Herrera -
30 Years Old / Scorpio
Dale Stine - www.dalestine.com
I am very proud to be Nicaraguan/Palestinian and gay. My country is still developing in many ways, especially socially, and to be gay is still considered a big taboo. Being part of the South Florida LGBT community lets me express myself. We are a very mixed community and being Latino adds to the fun. Being a Scorpio Latino Gay male... well, that's just another level of excitement!
My top three goals in the next five years are: 1 To own my own business. 2 Have two homes in two different parts of the world. 3 Have a family consisting of my partner, two dogs and two cats. Sadly enough, we already have the pets' names picked out. Children would be great, but that can wait a few more years!
Being on the cover close to three years ago was a great experience! It was my first time doing a photo shoot by myself and meeting photographer Dale Stine, someone I consider to be very talented and now a very dear friend of mine.
In the past three years, I have become very active in the LGBT community, participating in the planning of various community events such as Winter Party Festival, Celebrate Orgullo, Miami Beach Pride and fundraisers throughout Miami Beach. Through that work, I made a lot of friends, built relationships with our community's leaders and discovered my own potential.
I work as a Bar Manager at Twist in Miami Beach. We have a great family here! Twist is a very fun place to hang out for everyone! I'm also the Project Manager of a fantastic event in the Caribbean called Inferno Puerto Rico. It is an event in the city of Condado during Memorial Day Weekend that celebrates the LGBT community in a beautiful island paradise. I'm also in an amazing relationship, so I keep myself very busy. But balance in life is always important!