Orlando’s Overheard: Univision banned, MegaCon invites and Pink Collar Comedy is coming

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On May 4, Pulse survivors, families of the victims, city and county officials and various media representatives gathered for an announcement regarding the future of the Pulse nightclub site. As people were checked and moved behind the fence, one news outlet was turned away.

Latin outlet Univision was denied access, and when questioned why, they were referred to the onePULSE Foundation’s public relations contact.

About three months ago, the station came under a lot of criticism for its TV show “Baño De Sangre (Bloodbath).” In the show, survivors shared their stories and were paired up with very vivid and unapologetic reenactments depicting the attack on the club goers on June 12. Although we weren’t able to confirm if this was the reason Univision was turned away, owner Barbara Poma was very vocal on her Facebook account regarding Univision’s choice to tell the story so soon and in such a graphic manner. An insider told Watermark that Univision is in talks so that they’re no longer blacklisted from any future Pulse related events.


Soon after the Pulse shootings, a group of more than 300 comic book creators contributed to the creation of a comic anthology, created by comic-book writer Marc Andreyko. The 144-page book reflected on spreading the message of love while raising funds from the comic book’s sales which went to the victims and their families through Equality Florida. Recently, MegaCon announced that starting May 26, it will host a weekend of “Love is Love” programming. The proceeds will benefit Equality Florida and Florida’s civil rights leaders working for the LGBT community.

Think Pink

Comedian Jeff Jones returns with his gaggle of drag comedians for the Pink Collar Comedy show to be held at the Orlando Improv on May 31.  This year’s lineup of glorious talent joining Jeff Jones will include Carol Lee, Trixie Deluxxe and, from season seven’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, Orlando’s own Ginger Minj! Everybody get your Adele hairpieces ready, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

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