06.14.18 Central Florida Bureau Chief’s Desk

By : Jeremy Williams
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As you are reading this it has been a few days since the two-year mark of the Pulse tragedy, but because of how deadlines and press days fall, I am writing this the day before the June 12 date.

June 12 carries a weird energy with me now. For those who don’t know, I share my birthday with the same day that a disturbed individual decided to take 49 lives at Pulse. Last year at the one-year mark, while attending memorials and vigils, I was receiving notifications of Happy Birthday and messages wishing me a fun and happy day all while grieving with my community and consoling friends.

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06.14.18 Tampa Bay Bureau Chief’s Desk

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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We live in an age where it can be easy to forget your pride. The White House certainly does. Even with orange prominently displayed in our flag, the current administration declined to issue a proclamation acknowledging LGBTQ Americans for the second year in a row.

The Pentagon followed suit, opting for the first time since the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to not formally acknowledge LGBTQ Pride Month. It was a bold reflection of the administration’s ever-looming transphobic military policies.

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Watermark Giveaway: Two sets of tickets to see Tyler Henry the Hollywood Medium

By : Maia Monet
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Tyler Henry the Hollywood Medium is coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall! His new live show “5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From The Departed” on June 21 at 7:30PM will showcase how his unique gift have affected his everyday life and will also include an audience Q&A. Star of “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry,” he is highly sought after by celebrities who wish to communicate with loved ones who have passed and find closure. Watermark will be picking two winners who will each receive two tickets!

To win the tickets, comment on this post and tell us who you would like to communicate with through Tyler if given the chance.

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