Central Florida’s Overheard: Model Behavior

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iHeart Media’s Pride Radio Orlando is looking for models of all genders, shapes and sizes to participate in the upcoming Pose for Pride.

The open call is for participants 18+ and will be held on the fourth floor at iHeart Media offices on Monday, Nov. 20 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

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Central Florida Overheard: Dancing King

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WFTV’s Jorge Estevez returned to the “Dance, Dream, Inspire” fundraiser at the Walt Disney World Resort for their “All-Star” edition.

He was once again on top of the leader board, scoring three 10’s from the judges. Estevez took first place along with his dancing partner, Brooke Reyes of Arthur Murray’s in Boca Raton. John Dowless placed second and WFTV’s Nancy Alvarez placed third.

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Central Florida’s Overheard: I want my Minj-TV

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Did you catch the Nov. 12 episode of TNT’s Good Behavior? If you did, you would’ve seen a familiar self-proclaimed Glamour Toad, Central Florida’s very own Josh Eads, aka Ginger Minj.

In a previous overheard, we mentioned Ginger’s non-stop work load which included a busy touring schedule, local production of Avenue Q, movie shoot with Jennifer Aniston in the upcoming film Dumplin’ and wrapping up on a second album.

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Tampa Bay Overheard: Loss of a Legend

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Tampa Bay performer and local legend Aspen Love was laid to rest on Nov. 11 at Smith’s Funeral Home in St. Petersburg.

Community members mourned the loss of their friend and sister, quickly announcing multiple celebrations of life and benefit shows to help with expenses. Hamburger Mary’s Clearwater, along with Empath Partners in Care, announced that the Nov. 13 Drag Queen Bingo was held to remember the performer. Proceeds from the event were donated to Love’s family.

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Tampa Bay Overheard: McBITTER

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Following Rick Kriseman’s re-election on Nov 7, local business owner Kevin McBride, in self-described mourning, shut down his men’s clothing store to determine if he wanted to continue to live in St. Petersburg.

Potential patrons were greeted with a sign on McB’s, a “high-end men’s resale shop,” which advised the store was closed until further notice. “I am so sad. Mourning,” it read. “McB needs time to figure what… is going on in this town.”

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Orlando’s Overheard: Orlando gets a perfect score

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The Human Rights Campaign’s annual Municipal Equality Index is out and Orlando did pretty well for itself. The organization’s MEI score represents how inclusive a city’s laws, policies and services are for the LGBTQ people who live and work there.

The City Beautiful ranked with a perfect score of 100 yet again. Orlando has scored the top score the three previous years as well. The HRC rates a city’s equality based on five categories: Non-Discrimination Laws, Municipality as Employer, Municipal Services, Law Enforcement and finally Relations with the LGBTQ Community.

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Orlando’s Overheard: Westboro protest got T-wrecked

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What happened when the Westboro Baptist Church came to Seminole counTY on Oct. 22 to protest outside of a church? Dinosaurs and Jesus threw a dance party. No, seriously!

A local group that dresses up in inflatable Tyrannosaurus rex costumes, known as the T-Rex’s of Orlando, showed up—one on rollerblades—proudly waving rainbow flags and state flags to counter-protest. They were also joined by a man dressed as Jesus and others. They were loudly singing Katy Perry’s “Roar” along with a playlist straight out of the ‘80s.

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Tampa Bay Overheard: So they think they can dance

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Break the Floor Productions is bringing its eclectic dance company Shaping Sound to Tampa on Nov. 9 for After the Curtain, the story of one gay man’s love and loss.

The 32-city tour, stopping then at the Straz, was conceived and choreographed by out, Emmy-winning choreographer and So You Think You Can Dance runner-up Travis Wall. Audiences will watch Wall and his team of 14 “visual musicians,” including the dance company’s co-creator Nick Lazzarini, “tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love.” Lazzarini was the winner of the reality competition’s first season.

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Tampa Bay Overheard: Adore tour no more

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Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Adore Delano were disappointed to learn that the singer’s appearances for her “Adore Tour” were canceled in late October, just days ahead of her appearances at Southern Nights Tampa and Southern Nights Orlando.

Pardon Moi French, the event promoter presenting “The Adore Tour,” announced its cancellation just one day ahead of the Orlando stop and two before the scheduled show in Tampa. It had previously touted the tour, which would feature new music form the artist’s third studio album Whatever as “an incredible concert, featuring opening acts from some of your favorite entertainers in your city along with a 30+ minute concert.”

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Orlando Overheard: No Wonder, She’s Super Woman

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The Zebra Coalition’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Robin Daily was recently recognized as an Orlando Family Magazine’s Super Woman.

Orlando Family Magazine wrote: “Daily found her passion for helping others in 2004 when she started volunteering in the local community, and her passion continues to grow each year. She started with Zebra Coalition as a volunteer in 2012 and was hired in April as community engagement coordinator, where she is responsible for executing community outreach initiatives and raising awareness for the organization and the mission they serve.”

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Orlando Overheard: Phile Under Phantastic!

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Despite the public announcement he was retiring in Jan. 2018, LGBTQ Ally and multi-WAVE award winner, Jim Philips recently announced he was sticking around as the host of “The Philips Phile” for at least one more year.

The show will keep the same format with the exception they will only be on the air Monday thru Thursday in the 3:00 -7:00 p.m. slot. 

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Tampa Bay Overheard: Tampa Bay Drag Race cast announced

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The Flamingo Resort has announced its cast of ten queens who’ll vie for the crown, $2500 in cash and the title of “Tampa Bay’s next Drag Superstar” in the hotspot’s seven-week competition beginning Nov. 3.

The opening night will also feature RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist Trinity Taylor as local queens Ja’Staria Sherrington, Eden Deck, Judah Kiss, Lady Liemont, Samaya Sinsastion, Beyja King, Felin LaPaige, Miah Van-Cartier, Trixi Allshade and Mio Hikaru begin their competition.

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