PHOTOS: Equality Florida holds 2018 Suncoast Celebration

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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SARASOTA | Equality Florida held its annual Suncoast Celebration at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium Nov. 18, benefiting the organization’s work in fighting for statewide equality.

The evening featured live entertainment from Josh Walther and the Phase5 Band and honored community advocates throughout the celebration, beginning with Dr. Fred and Lee Brockmann. The duo, known for their outspoken advocacy, received the 2018 Voice for Equality honor. Dorothy Neufeld received the 2018 Spirit of Service and Leadership honor.

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PHOTOS: Tampa Bay celebrates with the Diamonds in Diversity Awards

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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The Tampa Bay Diversity Chamber of Commerce held its annual “Diamonds in Diversity” ceremony on Feb. 3 at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, and Watermark was on hand to help celebrate.

The event was hosted by Daytime on NBC’s Cyndi Edwards and Jerry Penocoli and featured entertainment from Josh Walther and The Phase 5 Band. It began with dinner, ended with dancing, and according to the chamber’s Facebook page, $7,850 was raised for the Diamond Scholarship Foundation during the evening’s silent and live auctions.

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