Watermark’s Sarasota Living with Pride Guide 2019

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Find all the greatest spots in Sarasota for arts and entertainment, dining, nightlife and much, much more!

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Silent Party – EPIC Summer Fundraiser

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A little rain can’t keep us down! Mother Nature forced us to cancel this event in July, but we’ll be back at Salty’s to make it up in September.

And it’s an extra special occasion – as a portion of sales from the evening will benefit Empath Partners in Care, a great local nonprofit supporting those challenged by chronic and advanced illness in the Tampa Bay area.

Just $10 gets you your headsets for the evening, and freedom to select between our 3 DJs posting up right at Salty’s. Not a fan of loud music and loud crowds? Don’t sweat it! The beauty of Silent Disco is that all music is transmitted right through your headsets – so if you want to take a quiet chill break, just turn the volume down or slip your headsets off!

Dance, R&B, 70s, 80s, 90s, and reggaeton are just a few of the genres you can expect to hear. We look forward to seeing you out at Salty’s for a great cause!

PHOTOS: Lizzo brings the juice to Tampa

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TAMPA | More than 7,000 of superstar Lizzo’s ever-expanding fanbase—which she affectionately refers to as her Lizzbians—filled the Yuengling Center Sept. 10 for the singer’s sold-out stop of her “Cuz I Love You Too” tour.

Ari Lennox opened for the iconic LGBTQ ally, who subsequently performed 16 songs. Lizzo began with “Heaven Help Me,” making her way through “Cuz I Love You,” “Boys,” “Like A Girl” and ending with her megahit “Juice.”

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Listen: Ciara joins Todrick Hall’s ‘Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels’ remix

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ABOVE: Todrick Hall and Ciara, photo via Ciara’s Instagram.

Todrick Hall released a remix version of his latest single “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels” featuring Ciara.

The pair performed the song together during the WorldPride opening ceremony in New York City.

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Sam Smith gets candid with fans about mental health

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ABOVE: Sam Smith, photo via Smith’s Facebook.

Sam Smith got candid about mental health in a series of tweets offering encouraging words to his fans.

The 27-year-old singer explained that he was reflecting on mental health while on his “first holiday in a long long time.”

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‘Old Town Road’ rapper Lil Nas X comes out

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Rapper Lil Nas X came out as part of the LGBTQ community on the last day of Pride month.

“Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to ‘c7osure’,” Lil Nas X wrote on Twitter along with a clip from his song “C7osure” and a rainbow emoji.

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Pride Closer with LEM from Mood II Swing

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After last year’s Pride Rooftop Disco, we’re back with another colorful and vibrant celebration of dance music’s LGBTQ+ roots during St. Pete Pride weekend, Florida’s largest LGBT Pride celebration. This year we’ve invited special guest LEM from Mood II Swing, one of house music’s greatest duos. As a songwriter, Lem Springsteen worked heavily in the studio with Masters at Work and was behind radio and club hits like Ultra Nate’s “Free,” Barbara Tucker’s “Beautiful People,” and many other productions that would go on to be classic DJ favorites. Florida’s original house and techno DJ, Manny Cuevas, will round out the lineup alongside resident Austen van der Bleek. Join us after the parade to dance the night away at the Sunshine City’s newest nightclub, Morph.

The Agony and the Ivories

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Comedian, pianist, SAK Theatre alum and award winning actor Bill Larkin stands behind his keyboard for an evening of original comedy songs focusing on everything from aging to homosexuality to social media. At the Brown Venue of the Orlando Fringe Festival. Seen on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”. Intended for mature audiences.

Indie-folk band Rainbow Kitten Surprise gets personal during concert at The Beacham

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ORLANDO | Indie-folk, rock band Rainbow Kitten Surprise (RKS) paused to explain the meaning of the song “Hide” to their fans during a concert at The Beacham in Orlando Sept. 18.

“Homophobia is everywhere, and homophobic violence is felt throughout the world,” says Charlie Holt, band’s openly queer bassist.

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Watch: Harry Styles helps Maryland fan come out to her mom on stage

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Harry Styles helped a fan come out to her mom in a video that has gone viral.

Grace, who is from Baltimore, traveled to Styles’ concert in San Jose, Calif. and brought a sign that read, “I’m gonna come out to my parents because of you.”

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Death Part 7: The Last Word

By : Maia Monet
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The barely-anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s “Death Series”, this darkly comic and irreverent cabaret act takes you on a journey to the underworld through outrageous comic storytelling and killer songs from contemporary songwriters including Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush, William Finn, Barry Manilow, Michelle Shocked and more. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in NYC, Death Part 7: The Last Word plays the Orlando Fringe one week only!

Death Part 7: The Last Word

By : Maia Monet
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The barely-anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s “Death Series”, this darkly comic and irreverent cabaret act takes you on a journey to the underworld through outrageous comic storytelling and killer songs from contemporary songwriters including Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush, William Finn, Barry Manilow, Michelle Shocked and more. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in NYC, Death Part 7: The Last Word plays the Orlando Fringe one week only!