The Last Page: Abbie Rolf

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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The Last Page is dedicated to individuals who are making a positive impact on the LGBTQ community in Central Florida and Tampa Bay.

This issue, we check in with Healing Village owner, mental health counselor and PFLAG St. Pete President Abbie Rolf from Tampa Bay. Keep an eye on this space to learn more about the movers and shakers of your community.

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Valentina Sampaio becomes Victoria’s Secret’s first transgender model

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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Valentina Sampaio has made history as the first transgender model for Victoria’s Secret.

Erio Zanon, Sampaio’s agent, confirmed to CNN that the 22-year-old model will star in a campaign for the lingerie brand’s PINK line. The campaign will be released mid-August.

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Openly gay Kedzie Teller seeks to become Chubbies’ newest male model

By : Jeremy Brener
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There is just one day remaining in the Chubbies Shorts male model contest, and Philadelphia’s Kedzie “The One True Water-Type Gym Leader” Teller is the only openly LGBTQ contestant left in the race.

Teller is a 2-time gold medalist for the United States Quidditch national team and is vying to switch his broom for a pair of Chubbies and a modeling contract. He applied to the national contest earlier this year and was named one of the 20 finalists by Chubbies earlier this month.

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French model Ines Rau becomes first transgender playmate

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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French model Ines Rau is Playboy’s first transgender playmate.

Rau, 26, will be featured in the centerfold of Playboy’s November/December “Collector’s Edition” issue, the first issue since Hugh Hefner’s death in September.

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Model call! The Venue is casting runway types for “Pose for Pride” show

By : Billy Manes
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Our friends at Pride Radio – you might have read about them here – are putting on a fashion show on Church Street at the old Orchid Garden (gorgeous, darling) Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Tomorrow, a sort of casting call will be held at the Venue in the evening. We would go into all of the details littering our pretty little heads – sometimes Jane Fonda in Klute just pops up there like she’s really happening – but, instead, allow us to allow you to visit the website and plan accordingly. Don’t fall in those heels. This is in the name of pride.

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Transgender male model in lead to be on Men’s Health cover

By : Jeremy Williams
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Men’s Health magazine is looking for their next cover model and it is looking like that man may be a transgender fitness model.

Aydian Dowling, a YouTube star and transgender activist, is currently ranked number one in The Ultimate Guy Search, a contest to find Men’s Health magazine’s November 2015 cover model.

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Michigan Civil Rights Commission endorses ordinance covering sexual orientation

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Farmington Hills, MI (AP) – Michigan’s civil rights law doesn’t include protections for gay and transgender people, but the Michigan Civil Rights Commission has endorsed a model non-discrimination ordinance that does cover sexual orientation.

The commission approved the text of the ordinance at a meeting March 23 at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills.

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Shower selfies for a cause

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Jack Mackenroth, openly HIV-positive model and star of Project Runway has teamed up with gay social media app Moovz to raise money for HIV/AIDS organization Housing Works as we head towards World AIDS Day on December 1. The new campaign combats the “Are you clean?” stigma.

According to HousingWorks.org the instructions to participate are as follows:

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Out diver Daley models for Adidas

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London – Olympic diver Tom Daley has made his modeling debut for sportswear giant Adidas.

The British diving champion has made a splash as a playful fashion model and launched a new teen clothing range with the global sports retailer

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American Apparel seeks transgender models

By : Rick
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Are you “transexy” and you know it?

You might just be what American Apparel is looking for in a model.

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Central Florida model, performer found dead

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PALM BAY, Fla. – A well-known model with the Corbin Fisher adult website was found dead in his home on March 26, and rumors are circulating about the cause of his death.

Matthew Bremer, who performed as “Sean” on the popular web site, was only 22 at the time of his death. While no official cause of death has been released, inquiries about his supposed drug use have spread rapidly over the internet.

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