Watermark’s 2015 Halloween weekend round-up

By : Jamie Hyman
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Central Florida and Tampa Bay have a lot to offer for Halloween 2015 – including an extra hour of partying on Halloween night when we turn the clocks back for Daylight Savings.

Here’s a roundup of some of the best LGBT-friendly events all Halloween weekend long!

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Overheard in Orlando: Joe the Supermodel, odd art and a new Fringe

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Not your average Joe
Former Florida House representative Joe Saunders, now Southern Regional Field Director for the Human Rights Campaign, is flashing his pearly whites as a model. No, he’s not pulling a Marky Mark and posing in his CK’s (unfortch!). But, he’s modeling the latest in HRC “No hate in our state” wear, where the website says 100 percent of the proceeds go to LGBT rights. The website also offers a variety of clothing and tchotchkes which will allow you to tell the world you’re proud to support the HRC. No word if this will be another career move for Joe.

Keep Orlando Odd
If you happened to have strolled through the streets of downtown Orlando last week you may have seen some really eclectic art, with the Art in Odd Places – downtown Orlando was overrun with visual and performance art which featured the works of local artists like Brendan O’Connor (Street Urchins), Doug Rhodehamel (1001 Paper Bag Mushrooms) and Masami Kochikawa (self-portrait as a Butterfly Woman). According to event producer, Tim Turner, dates have yet to be set, but he assured Watermark there will be a next one for sure. With a few considering factors, they want the festival different part of the year, Winter/Spring versus this year’s Summer/Spring. Unaware Sunday funday revelers fell into three categories: those that got it, those that didn’t and those too blitzed to even notice the giant pipe man riding a bicycle.

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2 gay filmmakers only American representation at Cannes Film Festival

By : Jeremy Williams
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NEW YORK (AP) — There will be no selfies on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this year, but, rest assured, there will be every other type of image-making at the French Riviera extravaganza.

Photographers will form flashing gauntlets through which many of the top stars and filmmakers in movies will stream on their way to premiering hotly anticipated films on screens that are less theaters than movie cathedrals.

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Positive Living: Marching with moral authority

By : Greg Stemm
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Each Pride season I ask myself, “Why am I marching?”

This year’s motivation is from an experience that fired up the old passion-the same passion that led me to join the group that started St. Pete Pride 11 years ago.

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Suncoast AIDS Theater Project takes on a classic with its Blown by the Wind

By : Steve Blanchard
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Garry Breul has a message to share, and the platform on which he shares it each year is getting bigger and louder.

Suncoast AIDS Theater Project returns for the 11th year June 17 and 24 with a lampoon of Gone With the Wind, appropriately-or inappropriately-titled Blown by the Wind. The comedy is a follow up to last year’s wildly popular A Wizard of Oz, which featured local actor Matthew McGee as The Wicked Witch. This year, McGee returns once again to take on the role of Scarlett O’Hara.

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Get ready to fly

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Mackenroth, Williams will headline Metro Gala
When Metro Wellness and Community Centers celebrates its 20th Anniversary Gala this September, it will have two very well known voices behind the microphone.

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Tampa Bay: Eggs and toast

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Cavalier takes Miss ASAP title
The Flaming Resort was packed on April 7 as four contestants vied for the title of Miss ASAP 2013.

The 10th Annual pageant started with a parade of former title holders, which included RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Alexis Mateo and Coco Montrese. Now, Anjila Cavalier can add her name to the roster of impersonators who have worn the Miss ASAP sash.

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