After enduring the attack on Pulse, Brandon Wolf is living his life out loud and for his departed friends, Joy Winheim now manages the largest HIV/AIDS service provider in the Tampa Bay area as EPIC’s executive director, Mat Staver and the Liberty Council targets the transgender community, National Urban League files suit against Equality Florida, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!
Watermark Issue 23.26 // December 29, 2016- January 11, 2017
On the Cover | Page 21 and 27
The Sweet 16: While 2016 was a hard year for many, it was also a year filled with remarkable people doing some pretty remarkable things.
Editor’s Desk | Page 7
“I won’t let you down. I will not give you up. Gotta have some faith in my sound. It’s the one good thing that I’ve got” – George Michael, “Freedom ‘90”
Staver for Attention | Page 8
Mat Staver and his Liberty Counsel, motivated by the changing political climate, are back after the transgender community.
Equal Representation | Page 10
The National Urban League filed a lawsuit stating Equality Florida’s logo too closely resembles their own.
Remarkably Epic | Page 21
As the new executive director of EPIC, Joy Winheim joins seven other Tampa Bay heroes as being remarkable.
Remarkably Caring | Page 27
Surviving Pulse and helping launch The Dru Project, Brandon Wolf leads the pack of Orlando’s eight most remarkable.
Alphabet Soup | Page 35
Watermark’s Kurt Hartlage takes a look at the ABC’s of the pop culture scene in 2016.