Watermark’s Most Remarkable People of 2018

By : Watermark Staff
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The LGBTQ communities in Central Florida and Tampa Bay are resilient and resourceful. So many members of our community, along with our allies, proved that to be true in 2018.

They’re also remarkable. That’s why Watermark solicited readers for your suggestions of the year’s most impactful individuals in each area. From there, the editorial staff chose 18 unsung heroes and difference makers – nine from Central Florida and nine from Tampa Bay – to name them our Most Remarkable People of 2018.

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Hunter Vance: OASIS Owner and Founder

By : Beneva Fruitville
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Beneva Fruitville

I am beyond thrilled to be honoring my dear friend Hunter Vance. He has been an integral part of the Sarasota LGBTQ community for over a decade.

I began performing as Beneva Fruitville in December 2008 and Hunter was an established dancer in the Sarasota, St. Pete and Tampa Bay area. He was always the first to say “Hi” with a genuine smile and friendly attitude. We established a strong friendship.

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