Arrest made in D.C. gay murder

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Sean Anderson was shot to death on March 24. Photo courtesy MPD.

D.C. police announced on Monday that they have arrested a 35-year-old District man for the March 24 shooting death of Sean Anderson, 48, who was found dead in an apartment at the Marbury Plaza Apartments on Good Hope Rd, S.E. in Anacostia.

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Tampa Bay’s Overheard: Sashay Away

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Hamburger Mary’s Tampa has filed a motion to dismiss the legal complaint filed by Colorado resident Neldin Molina seeking $1.5 million in compensatory damages from the popular eatery and drag performer “Amanda D’Hod.”

According to paperwork filed in mid-February, Molina’s lawsuit alleges that she was injured by the performer’s breasts during a dinner in 2015, though it notes “Amanda D’Hod” may not be the performer’s name. It further asserts that she wasn’t warned by the entertainment eatery about the evening’s drag performances, and argues that as a result she now faces morbidity, mortality and chronic non-malignant pain from the alleged incident.

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2018 WAVE Awards Spotlight: Alexis De La Mer

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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TAMPA BAY’S FAVORITE LOCAL PERFORMER: DRAG, WHO SHOULD BE ON THE COVER OF WATERMARK’S WAVES ISSUE

“Coming from New York, my drag is a little outrageous and a little more colorful than most of the drag queens in the Tampa Bay area,” Alexis De La Mer says. “Drag is an art form to me.”

The queen’s name stems from her favorite soap opera Dynasty, and in particular its character Alexis Carrington. “She was always dressed up in beautiful evening gowns and business suits with furs,” De La Mer says, “and dripping in jewelry. She always had a beautiful, hot young man by her side… I said, ‘I want to be just like her.’”

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Art Is A Drag returns to the Sanford Art Walk

By : Danny Garcia
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As part of the Sanford Art Walk, Art is a Drag 2 returned featuring lots of well known Central Florida drag performers invading historic downtown Sanford for the art stroll and ending with a night of drag at the Wayne Densch Theatre.

Throughout the walk and the performance, guests of Art is a Drag 2 were introduced to the 13 Heels Project, which included a special high heel honoring the 49 victims of the Pulse massacre. The funds raised from this specific heel went to The 49 Fund scholarship program.

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A Night with Varla Jean Merman

By : Alex Storer
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Come see Varla Jean Merman in her award-winning, one-woman show for an ONE exclusive night of comedy and song to benefit The Zebra Coalition, presented by The Orlando Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

You’ve seen her on Project Runway, on stage in Provincetown, on the big screen in “Girls Will Be Girls,” and now she’s performing live in a special one night event at the Parliament House where ALL of the proceeds from the shows will go to charity.

$45 online VIP Tickets get priority reserved seating AND a photo op with Varla Jean Merman. ($50 at the door, if available).

$25 online General Admission is first come – first served seating as long as it lasts, and standing room after that ($30 at the door, if available).

ONE NIGHT – TWO SHOWS! – Pick one:
Early show – 7:00pm
Late show – 9:00pm

Documentary explores drag scene in city of the US heartland

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)- Filmmaker Gabrielle Burton says she didn’t plan for her documentary about the drag scene in Ohio’s capital city to achieve wider distribution at a time of political and cultural division.

But becoming comfortable with complex subjects is something everyone needs at the moment, Burton says.

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Tampa Bay drag queen star Natasha Richards dies at 44

By : Chelsea Santiago
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Renowned Tampa Bay drag performer Natasha Richards, who lit up every stage she stepped on, died Dec. 2.

The Clearwater-based performer won dozens of titles in local and national drag pageants, including Miss National 2003 and Miss Gay USofA 1996.

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Tampa Bay’s Overheard: Kriseman at Mary’s, HRC on St. Pete and Chick-fil-A in politics

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Mary’s Grand Opening

While the new Hamburger Mary’s at Tyrone Square in St. Petersburg has been opened for a few weeks now, they made the entire thing official with a grand opening ceremony Oct. 13.

A huge crowd gathered in the kitschy, fun restaurant known for big juicy burgers and even juicer drag queens as St. Pete mayor and super politician Rick Kriseman, along with family in tow, cut the ribbon. Mayor Kriseman wasn’t the only local celeb there. The event was also attended by former Republican governor (and future Democratic Congressman?) Charlie Crist, Tampa Bay gay royalty Mark & Carrie and Mary herself as they all let their hair down and celebrated the newest location.

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Del Rio’s comedy film ‘Hurricane Bianca’ gets release date

By : Jeremy Williams
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Bianca Del Rio, the fabulous forked-tongue queen best known for winning season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race, finally has a release date for her comedy film Hurricane Bianca.

Del Rio stars as a teacher in a small town in Texas who is fired for being gay. Del Rio is run out of town only to come back as “Bianca” ready to extract revenge on those who ran her off.

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PROM Party!

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Join us at Quench Lounge for our 4th Annual “The PROM You Wish You Had” on Saturday, July 30th!

The PARTY starts at 9pm! Dress in your best for a chance to be crowned PROM “King” or “Queen” of 2016 at Midnight!

Billboard Reporting DJ Bruce Devery starts spinning the best PROM soundtrack at 9PM!

At 11PM, it’s DRAG time with Jaeda Fuentes, Eden Deck, & Kori Stevens!

After 9PM, we’ll have $4 Bacardis, $2 Quench Drafts, $5 Stolis, & $5 Southern Comfort Hooch!

Southern Comfort will be in the house to make your PROM experience extra special with tons of giveaways!

Mark your calendars for one of the biggest parties of the year at Quench Lounge!

Roxxxy Andrews, Ginger Minj among the new cast of ‘RuPaul’s All-Stars Drag Race 2’

By : Nicole Dudenhoefer
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RuPaul’s All-Stars Drag Race will be back on Logo for its second season August 25 and the cast has been revealed!

“The girls dropped whatever they were doing to do this,” RuPaul said in an exclusive cast-revealing interview with Entertainment Weekly. “We’ve got a hundred girls now, so we could pretty much do All Stars forever.”

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American Stage presents Everett Quinton’s drag-filled, one-man adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities

By : Jeremy Williams
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“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.”

The line that opens one of Charles Dickens’ most famous pieces of literature is known by almost everyone, even those who cannot name the story that follows. It is this line that led Everett Quinton to adapt Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities into a play in 1989 about an aspiring drag queen during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.

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