Issue 20.19: TIGLFF’s Technological Evolution

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Advances in digital technology will greatly impact – and improve – the experience of the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, AIDS Walk St. Pete takes over downtown, UCF’s Pride Commons gives LGBT students a safe space, Russell Brand brings his ‘brand’ to Tampa, Orlando, local news, celebrity interviews and much, much more!

Watermark Issue 20.19// Sept. 12-25, 2013

On the Cover: Thanks to advances in digital technology, the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will present its films in a whole new way next month. Page 18. Illustration by Jake Stevens

Page 14 | Orlando News
The University of Central Florida has a new commons area for LGBT students and their allies; A same-sex wedding expo took over The Abbey in downtown Orlando with vendors and displays; Orange County ombudsman Chase Smith passed away Aug. 28; more.

Page 18 | Tampa Bay News
The Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival runs Oct. 4-12, and this year, attendees will be treated to better technology for a better viewing experience; AIDS Walk Tampa Bay raised more than $173,000 with the help of nearly 1,000 participants Sept. 7; more.

Page 43 | Russell Brand
Actor and comedian Russell Brand will perform his new stand up act in Tampa and Orlando this month, and he’s not afraid to get controversial. He shares his thoughts on a number of issues, including same-sex relationships.

Page 35 | Lisa Lampanelli
She’s lost nearly 100 pounds, but the new, leaner, Lisa Lampanelli is just as sharp-tongued as ever. We spoke with the comedian about her upcoming show in Orlando and why her direct approach is so appealing to the LGBT community.

Page 53 | Sports
The Central Florida Softball League held its opening ceremonies on Sept. 8 and remembered one of its own with a moment of silence; Russia’s anti-gay laws have now sparked concern among organizers of the World Cup soccer match, which is slated for 2022 in Russia.

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