Overheard in Orlando: Pour it up at Savoy

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GoFund yourself
A GoFund me account was recently created for Danielle Hunter, which you may have read on WatermarkOnline.com had claimed mistreatment for being transgender after being admitted to the Lakeside Behavioral Center after a suicide attempt. She has since been moved to a new facility, but according to her GoFund me, which was created by Terry DeCarlo at The Center, Danielle’s bank account is in the negative and she doesn’t have any insurance to cover the cost of her treatment. Danielle is the Entertainment Manager for FMI (Funky Monkey & Divas). Although there has been a slew of well wishes and support, the GoFund me page had at least one very Negative Nelly who made some incredible accusations we’re not going to repeat here. The comment and a rebuttal have since been removed. The fundraising goal is set at $5,000; just over $1,200 was raised as of press time.

Walt Disney World Resorts showed more than 100 organizations the money, to the tune of $4.5 million in grants. The Zebra Coalition and the Orlando International Fringe Festival were among the recipients, allowing them to continue to positively affect families and children in Orlando. The Mouse gave a total of $4.5 million worth of grants to 102 organizations in Central Florida at a ceremony held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on March 30. The Zebra Foundation for Youth, which funds Zebra Coalition, received $20,000, and Orlando Fringe received $5,000. Now that’s what we call some Disney Magic!
Gaymer Night at Player 1
Whether you’re into the classic coin-operated games, PlayStation, Wii, X-Box or even PC games, Player 1 Bar is now hosting a night of equality which has GayMers double-jumping for joy (No Pun Intendo). Promoted as a meet-up event through the Facebook page “Orlando Gay Geeks,” a password is provided to allow for a discounted cover charge, and once inside you’re in, you’re greeted with a large variety of gaming options as well as a large selection of on-tap beer on and wine.

Celebrities, Fundraising and Drinks… Oh My!
On April 21, more than 20 members of the LGBT community will invade Savoy as your bartenders for the night to raise money for a great cause—The GLBT Center of Central Florida. The guest bartender lineup includes WFTV’s Jorge Estevez, XL Morning Show’s Rae, Michael Wanzie, Doug Bauser, Blue, Nazhoni, Phish Phest’s Sue-Bee and many more, collecting tips raise dollars. Eureka Fish will host as bartenders sling plenty of Tito’s drink specials – of those, $1 from each sale will go to The Center.

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