PHOTOS: Hamburger Mary’s Broadway Brunch Bunch get into the Gay Days spirit

By : Jake Stevens
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Hamburger Mary’s Orlando held its Gay Days-inspired Broadway Brunch, with hosts Nicky Monet and Angel Sheridan and the Broadway Brunch Bunch, June 3.

The show featured  great song and dance numbers, deep cuts from the 90s, fabulous costumes and more than few hilarious sharp barbs traded between the hosts. All in all, a really fantastic way to cap Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend.

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Parliament House kicks off Gay Days with traditional PI@PH

By : Danny Garcia
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The world famous Parliament House got its Gay Days started with its PI @ PH celebration.

P House’s annual tradition featured amazing drag performances, the hottest music and a fantastic show from Hamburger Mary’s Broadway Brunch Bunch.

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Central Florida Overheard: The Minx says goodbye

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About six years ago a pair of talented drag queens, along with an entire bunch of local performers, came to the Hamburger Mary’s in Orlando on a Sunday to entertain diners during a quiet brunch. Those queens were Ginger Minj and The Minx. They, along with their Broadway Brunch Bunch, have gone back every Sunday performing a send-up to live theater and making Hamburger Mary’s Broadway Brunch one of the most successful and beloved brunches across the country.

Ginger Minj left Broadway Brunch after appearing on season seven of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and now the announcement has come that the other half of Broadway Brunch’s original dynamic duo is leaving as well. In a Facebook post, Hamburger Mary’s owner wrote “I am sad that we will be losing one of the most talented, and more importantly one of the nicest people I have ever met.”

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Babes in Bonnets sets record in fundraising for OYA

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | Babes in Bonnets, The Parliament House’s annual Easter fixture, set a fundraising record bringing in $32,171 for the Orlando Youth Alliance March 26.

The previous record was set last year when Babes in Bonnets brought in $28,000 for OYA.

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2018 WAVE AWARD WINNERS – TAMPA BAY

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FAVORITE LOCAL POLITICIAN/ACTIVIST

First: Rick Kriseman, St. Petersburg Mayor

Second: Nadine Smith, Equality Florida CEO

Third: Bob Buckhorn, Tampa Mayor

GREATEST STRAIGHT ALLY TO THE LOCAL LGBTQ COMMUNITY

First: Rick Kriseman, St. Petersburg Mayor

Second: Joanna Garcia Parkin, ESQ., St. Petersburg attorney

Third: Bob Buckhorn, Tampa Mayor

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2018 WAVE AWARD WINNERS – CENTRAL FLORIDA

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FAVORITE LOCAL POLITICIAN/ACTIVIST

First: Patty Sheehan, Orlando City Commissioner – District 4

Second: Buddy Dyer, Orlando Mayor

Third: Carlos Guillermo Smith, Florida House Representative – District 49

GREATEST STRAIGHT ALLY TO THE LOCAL LGBTQ COMMUNITY

First: Buddy Dyer, Orlando Mayor

Second: Anna Eskamani, Florida House candidate – District 47

Third: Darren Soto, U.S. House of Representatives – Florida’s 9th District

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PHOTOS: WAVE Awards Party 2018 Tampa Bay

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Hamburger Mary’s Tampa was the sight of the 2018 edition of Watermark’s annual WAVE Awards Party. Helping us celebrate with the WAVE winners you selected as Tampa Bay’s favorites, was a bevy of beauties. Amy DeMilo hosted a show that featured our WAVE award winner for favorite local performer Alexis De La Mer, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 10 contestant Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, singer Jennifer Real and drag queens Jasmine Jimenez, Esme Russell and Desiree A. DeMornay.

Check out our pics of their performances, as well as the party-goers and Watermark staff who were lucky enough to be on hand to enjoy the festivities.

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PHOTOS: WAVE Awards Party 2018 Tampa Bay – Step and Repeat

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Watermark held our WAVE Awards party for 2018 in Tampa Bay at Hamburger Mary’s on March 8. Some of Tampa’s award winners and fans came out to celebrate with us and pose for our cameras.

Check out the rest of the photos after the jump.

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Hamburger Mary’s patron seeks $1.5 million in damages for alleged injury from drag queen’s breasts

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Tampa | Colorado resident Neldin Molina is seeking $1.5 million in compensatory damages from Hamburger Mary’s and performer “Amanda D’Hod” for an injury she allegedly received from the performer’s breasts on May 30, 2015.

According to paperwork filed on Feb. 15, Molina’s lawsuit is brought forth due to Hamburger Mary’s “liability on negligence resulting in personal injuries and willful failure to warn,” as well as the performer’s “cause of action.” The lawsuit notes that Molina is unsure if “Amanda D’Hod” is the performer’s name.

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Tampa Bay’s Vanessa Vanjie Mateo sashays onto RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Tampa Bay’s Vanessa Vanjie Mateo has sashayed her way onto the upcoming tenth season of VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The upcoming season’s queens were “ruvealed” in a promo following the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3 late Thursday, Feb. 22, as well as the show’s official Twitter account:

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Central Florida Overheard: Selena takes Tussauds

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The legendary Latin recording artist Selena was tragically gunned down in 1995, but her influence in music and fashion has survived more than 20 years later. Madame Tussauds Orlando is remembering the “Queen of Tejano” with a wax figure of the music icon on display through Spring Break. They gave a few lucky fans the chance to see the Selena figure before she was presented to the public with a singing contest.

Fans were asked to submit music videos to social media using the hashtag #LoveSelenaOrlando. One of those videos was submitted by Hamburger Mary’s Broadway Brunch Bunch singer Heather Abood. Heather, with friend Caitlin Larkin on guitar, sang “Amor Prohibido” and was named one of the contest winners. Heather, along with Brunch Bunch star Nicky Monet dressed identical to the Selena figure in tow, and Caitlin attended the event.

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Watermark’s Most Eligible – Tampa Bay: Darlene Herrick

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Age: 45

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

How you identify: “Try-sexual”

What’s your sign: Libra

“I’m very passionate about my work,” Darlene Herrick says. “I love cooking. I love being a chef. I love creating.”

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