May’s Watermark Wednesday Social Networking Mixer

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Join us for Watermark Wednesday – a networking social mixer hosted at Red Mesa Cantina.
We’ll provide the Light Bites and if you bring your business card and receive your first drink free!
Also, bring cash for some fabulous raffle prizes all to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties!

Watermark’s Wedding Guide 2019

By : Dylan Todd
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It’s time to celebrate your LGBT love! Watermark is very, very proud and excited to present our fifth  annual Wedding Guide. A wedding guide made specifically to help out YOU plan your big day.

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Issue 26.09: Leap of Faith

By : Jake Stevens
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LGBTQ Christians preach their gospel, Tampa elets 1st LGBTQ mayor, Orlando Fringe to celebrate 28th season, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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We’re Hiring a Creative Designer

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The creative designer creates the editorial layouts for all Watermark’s products and manages Watermark’s company brand. This is an on-site position at either our Orlando or St. Petersburg offices.

This is the perfect position for motivated multi-faceted designers who thrive in a challenging, fast paced environment.

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Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson blast homophobic comment criticizing their relationship

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Model Cara Delevingne and actress Ashley Benson both blasted a homophobic comment posted on Benson’s social media page.

Delevingne, 26, and Benson, 29, have reportedly been dating since May 2018 but have been low-key about their relationship. However, they both defended their romance after a troll criticized their relationship.

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Democratic presidential candidates decline to speak at anti-LGBT group’s summit

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Six Democratic presidential candidates have declined an invitation to speak at an anti-LGBT group’s summit in Iowa.

NBC News on April 29 reported U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke and South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg have all declined invitations to speak at the Family Leader’s summit that is scheduled to take place on July 12.

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Puerto Rico activists criticize religious freedom, conversion therapy bills

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Activists in Puerto Rico have sharply criticized two bills they say will allow anti-LGBT discrimination.

Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Tuesday at a press conference that took place at his official residence in San Juan announced the introduction of Senate Bill 1253, which would “clarify certain religious freedom principles” in Puerto Rico, and Senate Bill 1254, which would ban so-called conversion therapy in the U.S. commonwealth. Johanne Vélez García, president of the governor’s Advisory Council on LGBTT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgender) Issues and LGBTT Community Center of Puerto Rico Executive Director Cecilia La Luz, who is also a member of the council, were among those who stood alongside Rosselló as he discussed the measures.

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Zeta Phi Beta bans transgender women from membership

By : James Wellemeyer OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Zeta Phi Beta, a historically black sorority founded at Howard University, says transgender women are not eligible for membership.

A “diversity statement” adopted by the Zeta Phi Beta International Executive Board on Jan. 12 states “an individual must be a cisgender woman” to join the organization. The statement at the same time says the sorority “values all people, regardless of race, age, gender, gender expression, ability, disability, creed, religion, or walk of life.”

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Issue 26.08: The Body Beautiful

By : Jake Stevens
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Every Body says love, Orlando AIDS Walk is back in the a.m., Tampa Bay Bucs welcome first male cheerleader, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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LGBTQ donors helping Pete Buttigieg defy 2020 expectations

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GREENVILLE, South Carolina (AP) | Jonah Burrell first contributed to Pete Buttigieg’s campaign after watching the first prominent openly gay presidential candidate on television. When Burrell later saw him in person in a cramped upstate South Carolina auditorium, he knew he had to do it again.

“I felt compelled to help,” Burrell, a nursing student who is gay, said after the event. “It makes me proud he’s a gay man.”

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Issue 26.07: The Rainbow Divide

By : Jake Stevens
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The Rainbow Divide

To gain full LGBTQ equality we must first address discrimination within our own community, Orlando to recognize LGBTQ-certified businesses, Tampa Bay holds 14th annual Dining Out For Life, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Issue 26.06: Tampa Proud

By : Jake Stevens
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Tampa Proud

Jane Castor posed to become Tampa’s first openly LGBTQ mayor, Central Florida performer wins Miss International Queen 2019, Habitat for Humanity Pinellas County announces Pride Guild, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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