Watermark Giveaway: Tickets to see Orlando City Soccer Club!

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Are you a fan of our hometown Orlando City Soccer Club? Would you like to see them play Impact Montreal for “Pride in our City” night this weekend? Well then you’re in luck, because Watermark has two tickets to give away to their match this Saturday, June 23 at 7:30pm!

To enter, comment on this post and tell us the name of your favorite Orlando City player.

We will choose two winners at random at 3pm on June 21, so don’t delay!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please check your calendar and be sure you are able to attend the event before entering to win. One comment per user. Multiple comments will be deleted. Please check your user account and be sure it’s attached to an email you check frequently, as that is the only way we have to contact you. Tickets will be emailed to the winner.

Happy commenting and good luck!

Nevada DMV makes it easier to change gender on licenses, IDs

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles is no longer requiring a doctor’s approval to change the listed gender on someone’s driver’s license or identification card and is working on adding a new option for those who don’t identify as male or female.

Gender Justice Nevada Clinical Director Jane Heenan says the previous policy added further costs and stress for trans and gender-nonconforming people.

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Come Out With Pride expands events to week-long celebration

By : Colton Adkins
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ORLANDO | Come Out With Pride announced they are expanding the Pride festivities from Oct. 11-13 to a full week of events in a press release June 18.

The 14th annual celebration will now begin Monday, Oct. 8 and concludes, as usual, with the parade and festival taking place Saturday, Oct. 13. COWP also announced it has opened the application for the “Pride Gives Back” initiative early. It is now available at ComeOutWithPride.com/about/Pride-Gives-Back.

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Tyler Posey and Avan Jogia will play a couple in Starz comedy series

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Tyler Posey and Avan Jogia will play love interests in the upcoming Starz comedy series “Now Apocalpyse.”

“Now Apocalypse” is a 10-episode coming-of-age comedy series that chronicles the adventures of Ulysses (Jogia) and his friends Carly (Kelli Berglund), Ford (Beau Mirchoff) and Severine (Roxane Mesquida) as they navigate love, sex, fame and more in Los Angeles.

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ vinyl soundtrack will be peach-scented

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Call Me By Your Name” will give fans a piece of the peach scene to take home with a peach-scented and peach-colored limited edition vinyl.

The soundtrack features songs from Sufjan Stevens, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Giorgio Mororder, the Psychedelic Furs and more.

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PHOTOS: Tampa Bay shows its Pride with the Rays’ Pride Night

By : Jake Stevens
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St. Petersburg | The Tampa Bay Rays faced off against the Seattle Mariners June 8 at Tropicana Field for the team’s 13th annual Pride Night.

LGBTQ organizations from across Tampa Bay gathered their own groups to attend to the game, and baseball and pride enthusiasts who purchased tickets ahead of the June 7 cutoff received a special Tampa Bay Rays pride-themed hat, seen above. While the Rays didn’t win the game, Project No Labels was a big winner: the organization was awarded Volunteer of the Year by the team for their dedication to the LGBTQ community.

Watermark was on hand to help celebrate this year’s Pride Night — and you can check out some of our photos after the jump.

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Utah governor thanks man credited with stopping anti-gay mob

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is thanking a man who’s being credited with fending off an anti-gay mob during the Utah Pride Festival.

Herbert said on Twitter late Wednesday that he had met with the dessert shop worker. Herbert called him a local hero.

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Gay Kentucky man loses bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A gay man in eastern Kentucky has lost his bid to challenge Republican county clerk Kim Davis, who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses in the aftermath of an historic U.S. Supreme Court decision.

David Ermold sought the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary in Rowan County, Kentucky. He lost to Elwood Caudill Jr. in a four-way Democratic primary, despite a campaign that raised more than $200,000 with donations from at least 48 states.

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Homer gay pride recognition leads to canceled city meeting

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ABOVE: Council Members Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Donna Aderhold, Mayor Bryan Zak, Rachel Lord, Heath Smith and Caroline Venuti. Image from city of Homer, Alaska website.

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A city council meeting in Alaska where the mayor had planned to recognize LGBTQ Pride Month was canceled after council members failed to show.

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Millie Bobby Brown leaves Twitter after becoming face of homophobic memes

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown has quit Twitter after her face became the target of homophobic memes.

According to the Wrap, the memes first surfaced in November under the tag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown, and resurged in popularity in June.

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Rotten Tomatoes releases the Top 10 LGBTQ TV shows for Pride month

By : Colton Adkins
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In celebration of Pride Month, Rotten Tomatoes has released a list with the highest-rated LGBTQ movies and TV shows from the 2010’s. Rotten Tomatoes’ “Tomatometer” determined the top 10 for each category. The list curated showcases the best TV shows and films that tell the stories of the LGBTQ community.

For those unfamiliar, the Tomatometer score is based on “the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics,” according to the Rotten Tomatoes website. For each movie or show individually, a minimum of five reviews need to be done before an official Tomatometer score can be determined. A rating can be considered “Fresh” or “Certified Fresh.” “Fresh” means that at least 60 percent of reviews are positive, and “Certified Fresh” means the movie or TV show needs a steady score of at least 75 percent. However, to be “Certified Fresh” a film with wide release needs a minimum of 80 reviews, films with limited release need a minimum of 40 reviews and individual seasons of a TV show need to have a minimum of 20 reviews.

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Rotten Tomatoes releases the Top 10 list of LGBTQ movies for Pride month

By : Colton Adkins
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In celebration of Pride Month, Rotten Tomatoes has released a list with the highest-rated LGBTQ movies and TV shows from the 2010’s. Rotten Tomatoes’ “Tomatometer” determined the top 10 for each category. The list curated showcases the best TV shows and films that tell the stories of the LGBTQ community.

For those unfamiliar, the Tomatometer score is based on “the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics,” according to the Rotten Tomatoes website. For each movie or show individually, a minimum of five reviews need to be done before an official Tomatometer score can be determined. A rating can be considered “Fresh” or “Certified Fresh.” “Fresh” means that at least 60 percent of reviews are positive, and “Certified Fresh” means the movie or TV show needs a steady score of at least 75 percent. However, to be “Certified Fresh” a film with wide release needs a minimum of 80 reviews, films with limited release need a minimum of 40 reviews and individual seasons of a TV show need to have a minimum of 20 reviews.

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