Issue 25.20: Matthew’s Legacy

By : Jake Stevens
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20 years after his tragic death, Watermark remembers Matthew Shepard and the work done in his name, Come Out With Pride keeps Orlando dancing at Saturday parade, festival, Come OUT St. Pete returns with inaugural parade in second Pride-filled year, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Orlando 7-Eleven employee accused of attacking customer for being gay

By : Jaime Donelson
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ORLANDO | Orlando resident John Richards took to Twitter Sept. 27 claiming he and his friends were assaulted in a hate crime perpetrated by an employee at a downtown 7-Eleven late evening on Sept. 26.

Richards, in an email to Watermark, says he and five friends attend an art show in Downtown Orlando and, on the way back to their car, decided to stop in the 7-Eleven located at 124 W Pine St. Downtown Orlando to purchase drinks and use the restroom.

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Issue 25.19: Local Love

By : Jake Stevens
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Lakeland filmmaker brings ‘At the End of the Day’ to Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Fest 29, The Reformation Project hosts sixth national LGBTQ Inclusion Conference in downtown Orlando, Pasco Pride holds inaugural festival, first in Pasco County, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Come Out With Pride 2018 Guide

By : Jake Stevens
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This year Come Out With Pride celebrates a week of Pride festivities in Orlando!

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ casts its first gay male surgeon

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Alex Landi has been cast as the first gay male surgeon in “Grey’s Anatomy.”

TVLine reports Landi, who is half-Korean and half-Italian, will portray Dr. Nico Kim. The role will be reoccurring but no details on Nico’s plot have been revealed.

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Issue 25.18: Money Shame

By : Jake Stevens
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The taboo subject of money and why not talking about your finances can be detrimental, Orange County has largest voter turnout for 2018 midterms, City of Tampa holds LGBTQ youth forum, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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California man to stand trial for gay student’s slaying

By : wire report
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) | About six months before he was stabbed to death in what prosecutors call a hate crime, a gay University of Pennsylvania student graphically discussed hopes to have sex with the man now charged in his killing, an investigator said Tuesday.

Blaze Bernstein texted a friend a photo of Samuel Woodward and said the two had run into each other and he thought they were going to hook up, saying sex with the former schoolmate would be “legendary.”

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Denmark to revise blood donation laws in 2019

By : Staff Reports OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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COPENHAGEN |  Sexually active gay men in Denmark will be able to donate blood in 2019, the Copenhagen Post reports, citing the country’s health minister.

The new rules mean gay men will be able to donate blood if they haven’t had sex with a man within a quarantine period of four months. The quarantine period is voided if the donor is in a relationship with one partner.

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Issue 25.17: Community Terminology

By : Jake Stevens
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Journalism students compile a list of common–and some not so well-known–sexual orientation and gender identity terms, The Center Kissimmee has grand opening and ribbon cutting, community organizations form Zero Pinellas initiative to combat HIV, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Fall Arts Guide 2018

By : Jake Stevens
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Fall is here and so is a new season of arts events! We’ve compiled a list of all the great stuff you’re going to want to see and experience.

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Issue 25.16: Primary Season

By : Jake Stevens
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LGBTQ and ally cadidates talk Florida’s August 28 vote, Come Out With Pride announces their weeklong schedule of events, Come OUT St. Pete’s second year to feature daytime Grand Central parade, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Isse 25.15: Identity Politics

By : Jake Stevens
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How Central Florida’s Middle-Eastern and Muslim LGBTQ community has found their voice post-Pulse, transgender woman killed in Orlando; misgendered by authorities, local media, Balance Tampa Bay’s Avant Garde masquerade to benefit EPIC, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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