Issue 22.04: Love for a Lifetime

By : Jake Stevens
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Love for a lifetime: Long-term relationships really can work and we found the couples to prove it and share how it’s done, Readers share their Valentines, Melissa Manchester credits LGBTs for her career, Dining Out For Life to expand into Orlando, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

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Watermark Issue 22.04 // Feb. 12-25 2015

On the Cover | Page 25
Jim Jablonski, left, and Bart Coyle are pictured in their Bradenton home and have spent 45 years together as a couple. In honor of Valentine’s Day, long term couples share their stories and the secrets to their longevity. Photo by Jake Stevens

Orlando News | Page 10
Dining Out For Life is coming to Orlando this year and it will benefit The Center; Randy Ross makes plea deal in fraud case; Patty Sheehan donates to LGBT youth scholarships; more.

Tampa Bay | Page 12
Tampa Pride is quickly approaching and organizers are relying on grassroots effort to pull off the inaugural event without a hitch; Equality Florida will honor Kevin Beckner at its upcoming gala in Tampa, scheduled for Feb. 21.

Crying out loud | Page 31
The iconic Melissa Manchester has a new album out and a tour that brings her to Central Florida and Clearwater. Manchester credits LGBTs with her ongoing success and tells us how excited she is to see equality’s progress.

Arts & Entertainment | Page 32
Wordier Than Thou gives aspiring creative writers an outlet to showcase their work. After spending three years in Tampa Bay, the program is expanding into Orlando. Creator Tiffany Razzano talks about the program’s success.

Sports | Page 46
Former University of North Carolina basketball coach passed away Feb. 7. Besides leading a phenomenal career on the basketball court, he was also a leader in civil rights issues, convincing his church congregation to welcome gay and lesbian ministers.

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