PHOTOS: Watermark celebrates its 25th anniversary in Tampa Bay

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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ST. PETERSBURG | Watermark celebrated its 25th anniversary in Tampa Bay on Aug. 30 with an evening at Metro Inclusive Health.

Ahead of the gathering, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman proclaimed Aug. 30, 2019 as “Watermark Newspaper’s 25th Anniversary Day” in St. Petersburg. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor joined him, proclaiming it “Watermark Publishing Group Day” in Tampa.

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PHOTOS: Tampa Bay Diversity Chamber hosts NGLCC Opening Reception

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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TAMPA | The Tampa Bay Diversity Chamber of Commerce (TBDCC) hosted the opening reception for the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) International Business & Leadership Conference at the Italian Club in Ybor Aug. 13.

The NGLCC’s 2019 conference is being held in Tampa Aug. 13-16 and is the largest gathering of LGBTQ business leaders and allies in the world. More than 1,000 of its attendees gathered for the opening reception at the historic venue, which was chosen to highlight Tampa’s Cuban and Italian heritage.

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City of Largo raises Pride flag in historical first

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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LARGO, Fla. | Advocates and allies gathered June 18 at Largo City Hall to raise the Pride flag in recognition of Pride Month, a historical first for the city of over 82,000.

“Happy Pride Month, Largo! The City of Largo is committed to building an inclusive community that is diverse, and respects and values the perspectives of all individuals,” officials shared via social media ahead of the gathering. They subsequently welcomed supporters to join them for the ceremony to “create an inclusive, equitable and compassionate community.” 

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And your 2017 St. Pete Pride Grand Marshals are…

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Just as in the last few years, St. Pete Pride gave the responsibility of choosing the 2017 St. Pete Pride Grand Marshals over to the people, and this year you did not disappoint.

After counting up all of the votes, St. Pete Pride announced the winners at a ceremony earlier this month.

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The 14 Most Remarkable People of 2014

By : Jamie Hyman
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Every year, Watermark chooses a couple of stand-outs from the LGBT community – individuals who made a mark in the past year, whether through activism, generosity or beating the odds.

For 2014, we decided to open it up. We took nominations from readers and then selected the 14 Most Remarkable People of 2014 – seven from the Central Florida area, and seven from Tampa Bay. See our selections and read their exceptional stories:

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