Issue 21.11: Coco Montrese Gay Days Weekend

By : Jake Stevens
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Homecoming Queen: Coco Montrese returns to entertain us during Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend, Orlando’s parks offer new attractions for GD2014, Kriseman to support St. Pete Pride in a big way, Steel Magnolias gets the American Stage treatment in St. Pete local news, celebrity interviews, events, photos, and much more!

Watermark Issue 21.11// May 22-June 4 2014

On the Cover | Page 25
Female impersonator and RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Coco Montrese is heading back to Orlando for GayDays this month. She will take the weekend off from performing at Divas Las Vegas and entertain at the host hotel.


Page 8 | Orlando News
RBARR opens to a long line of patrons in the home of the former Southern Nights; a new study reveals the risks faced by LGBT youth in Orlando; Bananas to close, reopen as pub; Morgan receives Milk Award; more

Page 12 | Tampa Bay News
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman plans to paint the city rainbow during Pride month this year; Stephanie Stuart and Aaron Phoenix are the first trans couple to capture Pride titles; a lesbian couple is denied divorce in Hillsborough; more.

Page 35 | Backwoods Barbie
Dolly Parton has a new album out and even more love for her LGBT fans. She talks with Chris Azzopardi about her album, her fans, drag impersonators and her notorious bust.

Page 38 | Steel Magnolias
American Stage tackles the gay classic Steel Magnolias and adds an African-American perspective. Director Bob Devin Jones and the actresses discuss the challenges of bringing the popular tale to life.

Page 61 | Looking Back
In 1999 and 2000, Will & Grace was just beginning to make an impact on mid-America and we witnessed the most contested Presidential election in our history. Publisher Tom Dyer continues is look back at Watermark’s first 20 years.

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