Issue 24.19: Taking Action

By : Jake Stevens
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Come Out With Pride wants you to keep dancing, but also to keep involved, Andy Cohen talks about his AC2 tour through Tampa with Anderson Cooper, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Orlando’s Overheard: Defying expectations, P-House entertainment, Orlando Gay Chorus and Ida heads to Tally

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Over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Orlando City Soccer and Orlando Pride’s Phil Rawlins certainly gave us something to be thankful for. He shared an image of the new soccer stadium.

In the image was a set of seats he called the Pulse tribute seats designed in rainbow colors to honor the victims of the Pulse massacre with the hashtag #DefyExpectations. In the world of sports, founder and president of Orlando City Soccer Rawlins has been very actively involved in supporting the LGBTQ community, and with the audience the Orlando City and Orlando Pride games attract, it’s no surprise the LGBTQ community supports them in return!

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A New Goal: The Orlando Pride brings women into the city’s soccer craze

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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“Everybody knows our team. You see magnets of our teams on people’s cars, and it’s great to see people embracing our team. People come up to me on the street and say they’re coming to the home opener and they know us. It’s great to always feel that vibe from the city,” Orlando Pride attacking midfielder Lianne Sanderson says.

Deemed as the “Soccer Capital of the South”, Orlando’s soccer community has been present and growing since October 2010, when Phil Rawlins first announced that he had acquired the Orlando City Soccer Club with his hopes of expanding it into the MLS within three to five years. Six year later, and not only has that happened, but Orlando is adding women’s soccer to its list of growing professional sports teams: the Orlando Pride, Florida’s first National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) team. The response so far has been predictably effusive.

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Win tickets to an Orlando Pride home game

By : Jamie Hyman
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Watermark is giving away one pair of tickets to The Orlando Pride April 23 game, where they’ll battle The Houston Dash at The Citrus Bowl.

It’s easy to enter! Find out how — 

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A look at Orlando Pride’s dedicated team of volunteers, and how they’ve spent the past year putting the pieces of Pride back together

By : Jamie Hyman
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For a while there, things looked so bleak that some were concerned that Orlando Pride was dead.

In November of 2014, the Come Out With Pride Board was suspended, its executive director fired and being investigated for fraud. The books were a disaster and the Metropolitan Business Association – COWP’s umbrella organization – was working overtime to try to untangle the mess and get COWP back on track.

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COWP organizers estimate 110,000 will pack downtown for Orlando Pride

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Orlando – Come Out With Pride organizers are predicting 110,000 people will attend the Oct. 5 festivities, which would be a record-breaking crowd size.

It was estimated that for COWP 2012, 100,000 atttended. Of the predicted 110,000, organizers estimate 30% will be straight allies and families.

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