Issue 21.22: We Have The Power

By : Jake Stevens
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We have the power: With the gubernatorial election so close, LGBT voters could very well put Crist back in Tallahassee, COWP boasts 150,000, Sarasota Pride celebrates 25 years, Gay couple keep things spooky in Old Town, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

Watermark Issue 21.22 // Oct. 23-Nov. 5, 2014

On the Cover:
Florida Governor Rick Scott—often compared to Skeletor by many—could lose the Nov. 4 election if LGBT ‘fans’ of Charlie Crist make it to the polls and give him the power to return to Tallahassee. Illustration by Jake Stevens

Page 8 | Orlando News
Approximately 150,000 people surrounded Lake Eola Oct. 11 to celebrate Come Out With Pride; The Orange County Commission votes to support marriage equality; Volusia County Schools talks transgender issues.

Page 12 | Tampa Bay
After 30 years as a transgender therapist, Dr. Kathleen Ferrell closes shop and heads into retirement; Sarasota Pride brings out thousands to J.D. Hamel Park on Oct. 18; Hillsborough’s County Commission approves a domestic partner registry.

Page 31 | Season of fear
The same-sex couple behind the Legends attraction at Old Town talk about the inspiration and motivation behind their year-round fright fest. Photo by Patrick O’Connor

Page 34 | RENT
The Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project offers up a concert version of Rent in November as part of its ongoing mission to raise money for HIV clients. We talk with some of the performers about the emotion behind the show.

Page 54 | Gallery W
Come Out With Pride celebrated its 10th anniversary in a big way, with a huge parade and festival around Lake Eola. We had photographers roaming the park all day and they captured some of the more festive elements of the annual festival.

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