Issue 21.14: St. Pete Pride Post Coverage

By : Jake Stevens
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Our First Night Out! St. Pete Pride boasts 200,000 weekend attendance with its first night parade and separate street festival, Florida court hears marriage equality case, Outfest to celebrate the modern family in Central Florida, local news, celebrity interviews, events, photos, and much more!

Watermark Issue 21.14// July 3-16 2014

On the Cover | Page 12
Members of St. Petersburg’s Dykes on Bikes lead off the first-ever St. Pete Pride night parade on June 28. The women’s group traditionally clears the way for the parade every year. Photo by Jake Stevens

Page 8 | Orlando News
Orlando Center’s executive director Randy Stephens resigned his position after five years with the non-profit; Family Outfest celebrates the modern family throughout the July 4 weekend; Transgender protections a step closer to reality; more

Page 12 | Tampa Bay News
St. Pete Pride brought in a record 200,000 people to the city’s Grand Central District during its newly expanded celebration; St. Petersburg assistant police chief Melanie Bevan is in the running to become the head of her department.

Page 27 | Marriage Ruling Marriage
On July 3, a Miami court heard arguments on the constitutionality of Florida’s ban on marriage equality in the state. We offer a new marriage map that shows where same-sex marriages are legal and where litigation is pending throughout the 50 states.

Page 53 | Looking Back
In 2005, Steven Lorenzo was convicted of conspiring with Scott Schweickert to drug and rape Tampa area men. And in 2006, the marriage equality battle was heating up in the wake of Massachusetts’ decision to issue same-sex marriage licenses two years prior.

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