Orlando’s Overheard: The masses came out for Pride, new Mojoman and Fringe exit

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We’re coming out

After being rescheduled from October 8 to November 12 due to Hurricane Matthew, Orlando proved that despite the move, Pride came out in full force! The Orlando Police Department estimated that over 150,000 people showed up for the parade.

The entire parade lasted nearly two hours on the new expanded route which included parts of Orange Avenue. The festival completely encompassed the entire area of Lake Eola Park, which included bars, outdoor entertainment, vendors and a kid’s zone.

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2016 Orlando Fringe Preview Night

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Orlando Fringe held it’s annual preview show April 18, and as is tradition, the fundraiser was split into two parts: general audience and mature audience. Eric Pinder hosted both shows with co-host Rob Ward as Pepe co-piloting the evening.

Pics and more details after the jump:

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The man in the wings: George Wallace flies high with Fringe

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While many people know him for his work with the Orlando International Fringe Festival, George Wallace has a lot more going on behind the scenes.

“When I look back at 2015, there were so many more positives than there were negatives, so I think that it was a fabulous year,” Wallace says.

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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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VIDEO: Gidget Galore and Addison Taylor to host next Movies Out Loud

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Watermark and The Orlando International Fringe Festival present MOVIES OUT LOUD hosted by Gidget Galore & Addison Taylor on Sept. 9th at 8pm. Now showing: To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar at the Abbey.

Chech out Gidget and Addison talking about their big gig after the jump:

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The outrage of transgender community over revisionist ‘Stonewall’ film

By : Michael Wanzie
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When I was tapped to commit my opinion to this page regarding the call from the trans-community for a boycott of the upcoming Hollywood film Stonewall, I was unaware there was any controversy surrounding the film. So before reading any of the articles and posts voicing those concerns, I first accessed the trailer which had only just that day been made available online.

As I watched the preview I was fairly blasé about the tired formulaic contrivance the filmmakers had obviously chosen to employ; telling the story of the fateful Stonewall riots by following the plight of a handsome white masculine jock-from-next-door-type gay youth who arrives in the big city fresh off the bus from Middle America just in time to be present for the uprising, which is famously credited for “sparking the beginning of the modern gay rights movement in America.”

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Parliament House celebrates 40 years with Little Miss, fireworks and Deborah Cox

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Orlando – Parliament House capped off their 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday night with a special (and final?) performance of Little Miss Parliament House.

The comedy show has seen different Little Miss contestants displaying some hysterical yet disturbing talents since it’s original inception for the Orlando International Fringe Festival a few years ago.

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Watermark is bringing Movies Out Loud to The Abbey and this time it’s Fringey!

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ORLANDO | Watermark Media and the Orlando International Fringe Festival are teaming up to resurrect Movies Out Loud for a new audience (and the old one too). The first one will be July 8 and continue on the second Wednesday of each month, but instead of a roaming venue, they have found a permanent home at The Abbey.

“The Abbey has stepped up as sponsor and it really is the perfect location,” said George Wallace, executive director to Fringe, via email.

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Orlando’s Overheard

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David Lee-ding the way to new shows

David Lee has been named the new Manager in charge of Show Procurement for the Footlight Theater. This will allow PH to bring in some popular shows from this year’s Fringe Festival, starting with Bubble Gum Party (running Gay Days Weekend). The line-up will also include Field Guide to the Gays (both part 1 and 2!), 1969 Stonewall and Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll. David promises more entertainment to be announced. Always an added bonus, ticket admission usually counts for your cover to the club as well, not to mention the cocktail table service you can get during the performance.

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Orlando Fringe comes to a close with beach party

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The Orlando International Fringe Festival closed out with the annual Closing Night Awards hosted by George Wallace and Mike Marinaccio on the Green Lawn of Fabulousness May 25.

Unlike previous years, Fringe had an all day event on Memorial Day with Patron’s Picks playing in each of the venues, as well as the Retro-Beach Party with swimming pools, live music and plenty of vendors still around.

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Watermark’s 2015 Orlando Fringe Reviews: God is a Scottish Drag Queen III

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One of the international dishes served up at the Fringe Festival is a favorite that has been served up twice before.

Mike Delamont returns as the deity in a power suit in “God is a Scottish Drag Queen III.”

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Overheard in Orlando

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Hitting the G Spot

Well the other heel in the oversized stiletto has dropped and things are now official. As we previously reported from multiple reliable sources, Southern Nights Orlando had shown an interest in purchasing Ybor’s G. Bar. As of Memorial Day weekend, G. Bar will be nothing more than a blurry alcohol-induced memory of years past and will be under new ownership and management as Southern Nights Tampa. Its proposed Grand Re-Opening is Thursday, June 18th. Orlando’s own, Chris “Tadpole” Hannay, will be leaving the city beautiful and taking that dashing smile out to the Bay where he will now work as the new GM of SNT. On Wednesday, June 3, a combination birthday and going away party is scheduled for Chris. Now, only if there was a high-speed train connecting the two cities to make it easier to bar hop.

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