High Fidelity: The Journey of Fitness

By : Miguel Fuller
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When I learned that the first issue of Watermark this year would focus on fitness, I could already feel my fingers banging on the keyboard. I have A LOT to say about fitness, especially as a gay man. Where do I begin?

Fitness for me equals journey. I’m still walking down this long, fun, frustrating road that I call my fitness journey. I can’t remember when I started calling myself fat. Maybe it was late in high school, maybe it was college, but at some point while growing up I started this vicious cycle of going to food for comfort.

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Tampa Bay Overheard: Three More Years

By : Anonymous
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Watermark contributor and out radio personality Miguel Fuller has announced that he and co-host Holly O’Connor will continue livening up the Tampa Bay airwaves with HOT 101.5’s “Miguel & Holly Show” for three more years.

“When we started on HOT in March 2015 I was excited, nervous and scared out of my mind,” Fuller shared. “We had been let go from a station in Tampa Bay a couple years before so the fear of returning to the market that we lost our job in was omnipresent. Tampa Bay is a city of legendary morning shows that have been here for a long time. Could we even make a dent?”

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High Fidelity: The dating game

By : Miguel Fuller
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Here we are. Back to square one. Back to Tinder. Back to Grindr. Back to Scruff. Back to Jack’d (yes, that’s actually a dating app).

Most of my time spent on the radio in Tampa Bay, I have been Miguel, the guy who is in a relationship. A week or so before Valentine’s Day that all changed. So here I am – single, kind of ready to mingle and jumping back into the dating world – but how do you do it?

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Watermark’s 16 Most Remarkable People of ’16

By : Watermark Staff
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Watermark has chosen those who stood out from the LGBTQ community – 16 remarkable individuals who made a mark in 2016; whether through activism, generosity or beating the odds.

It has been a difficult year for all of us, both politically and personally, and those we have selected have made the most change, been the most inspiring and helped to make our LGBTQ community that much stronger in the face of adversity.

Below, our 16 Most Remarkable People of ’16.

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Radio Heads: The Will & Grace stylings of Miguel & Holly have made them Tampa Bay’s number one morning show

By : Jeremy Williams
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What makes someone remarkable can vary. It can be a grand standing up for what’s right, or it can be something much more subtle and simple, just being who you are. Miguel Fuller and Holly O’Connor are the morning show hosts for Hot 101.5’s “Miguel and Holly Show.”

The radio duo came to Tampa Bay in 2015 by way of Panama City Beach and have since climbed out of the airwaves and snuggled up to us, becoming the Bay area’s very own Will & Grace.

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Tampa Bay’s Overheard: Big Metro donation, tales from the AIDS Quilt and “Miguel and Holly” make it offical

By : Anonymous
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Challenge accepted?

Metro Charities has been trying to raise funds to renovate their Metro Wellness & Community Center’s St. Petersburg location ever since they purchased the building they are in earlier this year. They set a goal of one million dollars by the end of 2016 in order to move forward with the extensive renovations, updates and expansion they want to do, and they just got a lot closer to that goal thanks to an anonymous donor.

The secret angel of Metro Charities gave a gift of $100,000, but this gift came with a challenge. Anonymous challenged the Tampa Bay area, the LGBTQ community and anyone who benefits from or supports Metro and all the good work they do: Match me, bro.

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The LGBTQ community finds its voice and its musical escape on the air in Tampa Bay and Orlando

By : Billy Manes
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“Because you can’t see tits on the radio, I’ll give you five fingers for a one man show,” the Scissor Sisters belted out more than a decade ago. Well, some things have changed. For one, the industry that has typically been haunted by dusty faces that were, as they say, “made for radio,” have evolved into a different beast, for better and for worse.

On the one hand, the medium has been revitalized by the presence of satellite and internet stations. On the other, there are clouds from both sides now, wherein mainstream industry force presses up against a personality-driven culture, one perfectly suited for the huskiness of a DJ’s voice. More importantly, niche radio stations and mainstream ones alike have opened the door for LGBTQ culture to dance and be heard.

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