Issue 23.01: Philanthropy

By : Jake Stevens
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Givers and receivers: Philanthropic organizations are rallying for more LGBT donations, Dawn Elizabeth Waters comes out on switching teams, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

Watermark Issue 23.01 // January 14 – January 27, 2016

On the Cover | Page 29
Givers and Receivers: As the New Year begins, philanthropic organizations and political campaigns are rallying for more LGBT donations. It’s time to put your money where your heart is. Here’s how.

We could be heroes | Page 7
To most of ‘All the Young Dudes,’ it was also just another brush with genius, one we were fortunate enough to absorb, enjoy, think about and share. He never let us down. And losing him felt like the loss of a family member, the last of the gang to die.

Richardson’s rules | Page 8
The HRC is keeping its eyes on the Florida Legislature as it heads into session. State Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami-Dade, is looking out for you in the meantime.

Stamped out! | Page 12
The United Nations debuts its first LGBT-themed stamp in Sarasota. You’ve got mail.

Wheels on fire | Page 23
Florida House hopeful and Equality Florida champion Carlos Guillermo Smith blurs the line between LGBT rights and women’s rights. We have to look out for each other.

Switching Teams | Page 37
“I didn’t want to have a tantrum and foot-stomp, “What about me?” but I was holding everything together and going through a divorce and coming out. Everybody else was being showered with concern and care, which made me angry sometimes. I was feeling like the villain.” —Author Dawn Elizabeth Waters

Legislate this | Page 54
As the legislative session starts in Tallahassee, Gov. Rick Scott promises to make the rich richer. Surprise!

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