In bed with Rachel – Tops vs. Bottoms: Do Two-of-a-Kind Make for a Perfect Pair or a Natural Disaster?

By : Rachel Stevenson
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Is it just me, or does the conversation of “tops vs. bottoms” always come up when talking about gay or lesbian sex?

For clarification, a top is one who gives penetration or stimulation (dominant) and the bottom is one who receives (submissive).

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Jason Mraz may have come out as bisexual in poem to LGBTQ community

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jason Mraz may have come out as bisexual in a love poem to the LGBTQ community for Pride month.

Mraz, 40, penned the poem as part of Billboard’s “Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community” series.

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Issue 25.12: Sweet 16

By : Jake Stevens
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St. Petersburg celebrates sixteen years of Pride, a new Pulse lawsuit in Central Florida, Tampa Bay Veteran’s Administration Pride program, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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issue 25.11: In The Beginning

By : Jake Stevens
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With changes to Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend coming in 2019, we look back on the history of Gay Day at the Magic Kingdom and how we got from there to here, two years after later, groups and individuals remmeber those affected by the Pulse, Polk Pride celbrates diversity in its fourth year, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Butterfly Talks offers new LGBTQ support group for women

By : Jeremy Brener
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ORLANDO | Olivia Sain could not find a support group of people like herself. When she came out in October, she was isolated and lonely, but then she forged her own path and looked to create the group she could not find.

“My motto is, “If you can’t find it, create it,” Sain says.

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GD2018: Watermark’s Complete Guide to Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend

By : Jake Stevens
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The most comprehensive listing of all the events and fun surrounding the first week in June, celebrating 28 years of Gay Day at Disney!

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Issue 25.10: 10 Years Later

By : Jake Stevens
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A decade after Caylee Anthony went missing, former Orange County CSI Robin Maynard-Harris recalls the events that captivated a nation, Pulse interim memorial opens to the public, Jane Castor officially kicks off mayoral campaign, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Watermark’s Wedding Guide 2018

By : Jake Stevens
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It’s time to celebrate your LGBT love! Watermark is very, very proud and excited to present our fourth annual Wedding Guide. A wedding guide made specifically to help out YOU plan your big day.

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Issue 25.09: Queer Fringe

By : Jake Stevens
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The 27th annual Orlando International Fringe Festival presents the Fringe-o-matic, GayDayS Inc. moves dates for 2019 event, while One Magical Weekend, Girls in Wonderland remain, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay seeks LGBTQ mentors, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Keeping It Real: No, it’s not over yet

By : Nathan Bruemmer
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So, how many days until summer vacation? After spring break all across this nation, this is one “critical” question most middle and high school students would probably get right. While kids beam with pride when they recite the exact number of days, parents across this nation fall back into shock and awe that another school year is about to end.

Why aren’t we asking our youth a truly critical question—Do you know about HIV and AIDS? April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. This year we celebrate the fifth annual observance of a day created to educate about the impacts of HIV and AIDS on youth.  According to the CDC, 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses were in young people aged 13-24 years, but only 10 percent of high school students have ever been tested for HIV. That means there is a significant gap between those who have it and those who know they have it. Without knowledge, you cannot prevent transmission. But where do our youth get their education on HIV and AIDS?

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LGBTQ teens start tradition with state’s first ‘rainbow’ prom

By : wire report
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INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — For many teens the prom is the epitome of their high school experience. But for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer, it can be a challenge to feel like they belong. This year, some West Virginia students decided to start a new tradition: The Rainbow Formal, the state’s first dance for LGBTQ youth.

Last weekend’s event drew students from at least 10 counties to the student union at West Virginia State University. One of them, 15-year-old Steve Sartin from Mingo County, managed the jitters while adjusting his rainbow suspenders and rainbow Converse sneakers.

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Issue 25.08: Caribbean Queens

By : Jake Stevens
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Go beyond gay cruises in two LGBTQ-friendly Caribbean cultural hotspots—the island of Curacao and the Mexican Caribbean coast, the Contigo Fund hleps The LGBT+ Center Orlando to open second location in Kissimmee, an out Tampa Bay local launches global LGBTQ professional networking website, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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