Central Florida Overheard: The Kids Are Alright

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The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida has made a few changes as of late. In addition to new Executive Director George Wallace and the return of their monthly BINGO night, The Center is bring something else back.

According to Wallace, The Center will welcome back the Orlando Youth Alliance for their weekly meetings.

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Dirty Bingo

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Blue was thrilled to be back at the Stardust Lounge hosting Dirty Bingo. She had a lot of vulgarity built up and the crowd welcomed it with open arms as she awarded donated prizes from Fairvilla Megastore. Blue will continue to host Dirty Bingo and serve up the dirtiest jokes Orlando has heard for the next 5 Tuesdays.

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Orlando Overheard: Space Coast bar closure, RuPaul’s local queen and a Bingo break

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The Ultra Lounge is done 

A streak of sad news for the LGBTQ nightlife in the Space Coast: Not long after The Cold Keg burned down late last year, the Ultra Lounge at the historic Cocoa Village recently announced they had shut their doors for good after nearly 10 years.

The Ultra Lounge was a small hole-in-the-wall bar that packed a lot of punch for its small size.In fact, it was another home to Orlando’s Ginger Minj pre- and post-Drag Race. 

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Overheard in Tampa Bay: Do you know who is the mystery speaker? (We do.)

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Updated Mystery Date Game
It almost feels like a game of the legendary “Mystery Date” as we wonder who will greet us at the door or in this case, from the stage. It’s still five months away, but the St. Petersburg community is already buzzing about the Greater St. Petersburg area Equality Florida gala scheduled for May 3. Watermark has been told in the strictest confidence by organizers who is scheduled to speak at the Mahaffey Theater that night, but we can’t share the person’s name just yet because details are still being finalized. We were told by Equality Florida’s Todd Richardson, however, that we can release the name in the Jan. 16 issue of Watermark. Several in the community already know which nationally known guest speaker plans to attend, but it’s not official, as they say, until all the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed, which is interesting since this guest uses both letters when penning a signature. (See what we did there’s clues, but weak clues.) Take our word, you’ll want a ticket to this one!

Bingo gets Quenched
For the past several months, Kori Stevens and Muffy Van Beaverhausen have made patrons of Quench Lounge crack up as hostesses of Drag Queen Bingo at the popular Largo bar. But the end of 2013 also marked the end of this new tradition, when Stevens hosted the final Drag Queen Bingo at the bar. There are few details about why the Bingo craze isn’t sticking at Quench Lounge, but Anjila Cavalier, entertaining during a fundraiser on Dec. 28, shared with the audience that Stevens is moving onto “the next phase” of her career. Unfortunately, the bar reports that Muffy couldn’t be at the final bingo because of a scheduling conflict, but the prizes and drink specials were flowing strong all night long.

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