Issue 23.17: We Are All Mercedes Successful

By : Jake Stevens
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Haines City’s Mercedes Succesful is one of 19 reported transgender murders in the U.S. this year. When will this stop? Local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

Watermark Issue 23.17 // August 25 – September 7, 2016


On the Cover | Page 34
We Are Mercedes: A local performer is one of 19 transgender murders reported in the U.S. so far this year. How many more before enough is enough?


End of Violence | Page 13
Nearly two months after the Pulse shooting, Pride Fund to End Gun Violence launches in Orlando.

Merging Homes | Page 16
Empath Health acquires Francis House and merges it with ASAP to create Tampa Bay’s largest HIV services provider.

Wanzie’s World | Page 25
Michael Wanzie pleas to the gay Republicans to think about what they’re doing by standing with the GOP.

Facebook Friends | Page 27
Fresh off a win as Businessman of the Year, Watermark publisher and owner Rick Claggett has a few words to live by.

Oh God, you Devil | Page 43
Orlando Fringe favorite Michael Delamont is bringing his hit show God is a Scottish Drag Queen to The Plaza LIVE Sept. 10.


This issue comes with our 2016 Fall Arts Guide!

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