Issue 21.17: Remembering Paul Wegman

By : Jake Stevens
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Remembering Paul: 10 years after his death, Central Florida commemorates the invincible legacy and laughter of Paul Wegman and his alter ego, Miss P, Tampa pastor stands by cancellation of gay man’s funeral, Southern Nights set to reopen in Orlando, Sarasota welcomes back fourth Fab Film Fest, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events, and much, much more!

Watermark Issue 21.17// Aug. 14-27 2014

On the Cover | Page 25
Orlando entertainer Paul Wegman left a lasting impression during his reign as Miss P and everyone’s favorite actor. This month marks the 10th anniversary of the legend’s death, and we ask those who knew him best to reflect on his legacy. Photo by Jake Stevens

Page 8 | Orlando News
Orlando City Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to add protections for transgender residents on Aug. 11; RBARR has shuttered its doors, but owners promise a re-opening of Southern Nights in the iconic location; more.

Page 12 | Tampa Bay News
Libertarian Congressioal District 13 candidate Lucas Overby reacts to Rep. David Jolly’s newfound support of marriage equality in the state; A Hillsborough County lesbian divorce case could help Florida’s marriage equality battle; Tampa church cancels gay man’s funeral; more.

Page 31 | Searching within
Sinead O’Connor is back with a new wigged look and a 10th studio album. This time her collection of love songs is more revealing of her true self, she tells us.

Page 34 | Fabulous Film Fest
The Fabulous Independent Film Festival returns to Sarasota’s Burns Court for its fourth year Aug. 22-24. The LGBT-specific collection of films range from star-studded feature length films to smaller independent shorts.

Page 53 | Looking Back
In 2011, New York finally embraced marriage equality, making it the largest state to give same-sex couples the right to wed. A year later in 2012, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to support marriage equality.

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