PHOTOS: Hamburger Mary’s Broadway Brunch gets ‘Disney Twisted’ for RED Shirt Pride Days

By : KathleenHarper
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In honor of RED Shirt Pride Days, Hamburger Mary’s Orlando’s Broadway Brunch Bunch showed their villainous side with a special Twisted Disney-theme show on Sunday, June 2.

The show – hosted by Angel and The Sphinx – had performances from the wickedly delightful Winifred Sanderson of “Hocus Pocus” and Maleficent. The show also featured a few heroes including “The Little Mermaid” herself Ariel, street rat Aladdin and more!

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PHOTOS: Parliament House closes out Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend with huge Sunday Funday

By : Danny Garcia
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The Parliament House pool area filled up quickly June 2 as folks gathered to soaked up the Florida sun and celebrate resort’s Sunday afternoon Andrew Christian pool party and underwear contest.

The contest was won won by Tampa Bay photographer and personal trainer Jamarcus Mosley, who won over $200 in prizes.

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PHOTOS: One Magical Weekend’s host hotel was a nonstop party for RED Shirt Pride Days

By : Jeremy Williams
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One Magical Weekend had three days of hot pool parties and cool vendors at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort May 31-June 2.

Each day featured a different themed pool party — Flamingo Friday, Red + Wild Saturday and Emoji Sunday — but the one constant for all three was show some skin. 

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PHOTOS: One Magical Weekend had us snatching wigs at the first ever Wig Party

By : Jeremy Williams
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One Magical Weekend closed the weekend out with its first ever Wig Party at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort June 2.

The wigs came in all shapes, sizes and colors and the creativity in hair, makeup and outfits (in some cases lack thereof) had our wigs snatched.

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PHOTOS: ‘The Golden Gals LIVE!’ celebrate Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend with a pair of sold-out shows

By : Jeremy Williams
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“The Golden Gals LIVE!” returned to the Footlight Theatre at the world famous Parliament House for two special performances — one on Friday and one on Sunday — during Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend.

Ginger Minj, Divine Grace, Gidget Galore and MRMS Adrian were back as drag versions of Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia to recreate a pair of episodes from the groundbreaking TV series “The Golden Girls.”

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PHOTOS: Saturday Night at Parliament House’s Big Gay Weekend was a star-studded occasion

By : Danny Garcia
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Parliament House was the place to be for Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend on June 2.

In addition to the Footlight Players performing, the Parliament House hosted a huge double header at the world-famous resort. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 3, All-Stars 1 and All-Stars 4 contestant, and fan favorite, Manila Luzon performed and capping off the night by taking us to her house and showing us 100% Pure Love was the legendary Crystal Waters.

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PHOTOS: One Magical Weekend’s RED IV: Galaxy party was out of this world

By : Jeremy Williams
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One Magical Weekend continued its traditional #RED party at Disney Springs’ House of Blues with the fourth installment called Galaxy.

The dance floor was packed with a sea of red shirts, fans, harnesses and swimwear while huge planets and space debris swayed above their heads. The House of Blues was serving up rainbow-colored Bud Light bottles, sexy dancers and so much Pride that the universe could barely contain itself.

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PHOTOS: One Magical Weekend was back to take over Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon for RIPTIDE 2019

By : Jeremy Williams
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One Magical Weekend’s signature annual event, and the weekend’s longest running party, RIPTIDE was back at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and had something for everyone this year.

Whether you wanted to dance the night away, take the plunge on the Crush ‘n’ Gusher or chill in the lazy river, RIPTIDE was the party to be at.

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PHOTOS: Parliament House gets Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend started with PI@PH

By : Danny Garcia
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The tradition continues! PI @ PH returned to the Parliament House in Orlando, kicking off their big gay weekend loaded with entertainers, libations and so much more.

Early in the evening, Parliament House hosted a “RuPaul’s Drag Race” finale viewing party as an amuse-bouche to the night.

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PHOTOS: KindRED Pride Foundation’s We Are One concert kicks off RED Shirt Pride Days

By : Jeremy Williams
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KindRED Pride Foundation made quite a statement with its inaugural “We Are One: An Extravaganza for Diversity & Inclusion” benefit concert at Disney Springs’ House of Blues in Orlando May 30.

Hosted by WFTV’s Jorge Estevez and comedian Erin Foley, the star-studded fundraiser kicked off with some hilarious stand-up from co-host Foley and went nonstop with amazing talent.

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AIDS Walk Orlando raises over $52K for Hope & Help

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | More than 400 walkers gathered at the Walt Disney Amphitheatre at Lake Eola Park in Orlando April 27, helping raise over $52,000 for Hope & Help’s 29th annual AIDS Walk.

AIDS Walk Orlando was moved back to the morning hours after two years as an evening walk around Lake Eola, kicking off at 7:30 a.m. with registration and guest speakers at the amphitheater. Speakers included City Commissioner Patty Sheehan and Hope & Help’s community developmental director Joshua Myers, also the AIDS Walk Orlando event director.

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Come one, come all to a summer of fun as every body says love!

By : Watermark Staff
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As summer draws closer, everyone is starting to plan for what promises to be an epic season for the LGBTQ community. From beach days and backyard barbecues to the inaugural Red Shirt Pride Days in Orlando and the 17th annual St Pete Pride, there is going to be so much to do.

We here at Watermark say that there is no ideal body type for loving who you are and spending the summer having fun with your friends, family and community. That’s why, in observance of the summer season, we have gathered together a diverse collection of LGBTQ models from Central Florida and Tampa Bay to celebrate beautiful beach-ready bodies of all genders, races, sizes and shapes.

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