RED Shirt Pride Day looks to continue Orlando’s traditional Gay Day at the Magic Kingdom

By : Jeremy Williams
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In June 1991, a group of LGBTQ Central Floridians—led by openly gay Orlando resident Doug Swallow—decided to meet at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to say to “The Most Magical Place On Earth” that “We’re here, we’re queer and we’d like to see Cinderella’s Castle!”

“[Doug said] ‘let’s go be somewhere where we can be ourselves and let people see that we’re normal people, but let them know that we are gay … we’ll do something like wear a red shirt so we can know who each other are.’ That was totally Doug’s idea, to make that day what it is,” said Michael Wanzie, a Central Florida entertainer who was at the very first event, in an interview with Watermark in 2018.

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Impulse Group goes viral with HIV-prevention video featuring drag queens

By : Jeremy Williams
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Impulse Group is getting the word out about HIV prevention methods with a new video featuring the fictitious reality show Real Dragwives of Prevention and starring some of the biggest names in drag.

“With all the prevention options available today, the Real Dragwives of Prevention are here to help you make the choice that’s right for you,” the video’s message reads.

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