Issue 22.25: Prevention = Complacence?

By : Jake Stevens
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Prevention = Complacence? As World AIDS Day approaches, philanthropic organizations adjust to changing times and perceptions in the world of HIV, gay history for kids, gay history for comedians, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

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Overheard in Orlando: Gay Days eye Artegon Marketplace

By : Anonymous
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[UPDATE! Since publication of this post, Watermark has been contacted by Southern Nights manager Greg Skeen, who has informed us that Southern Nights is “not in the process of purchasing any other establishments.” We appreciate the update, regret the error, and will be sure to post any new information about G.Bar’s sale as it becomes available. — Editor]

No singing for OGC at Magic game
It was set to be a beautiful night inside the Amway Arena when the Orlando Gay Chorus entertained a massive crowd Feb. 25. But unfortunately, it’s not to happen. According to a spokesperson with the chorus, miscommunication with the Magic fouled up the plans to perform at halftime—apparently when you’re asked to perform a $2,000 sponsorship is implied. Last-minute negotiations pitched a pre-game performance, to which the OGC denied. Orlando Magic owner, the DeVos family, has a long list of anti-gay moves. We’re hoping this truly was a miscommunication and not something more devious.

Walker joins Hope & Help
The Hope and Help Center of Central Florida has a new event director—and the Center will soon be looking for a new assistant executive director. Russell Walker will leave The Center and begin his new job with Hope and Help on Feb. 16. He will fill the position previously held by Christopher Hessler.

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The Center to host HIV and aging awareness event

By : Staff Report
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Orlando – This year will be the first time the Florida Department of Health in Orange County will help raise awareness about National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD) by holding an event in Orlando. The Department of Health will be partnering with The Center, Central Florida AIDS Planning Consortium and the community to educate Central Florida about HIV and aging.

The Sept. 18 event is free and will take place at The Center. There will be rapid HIV testing, flu shots, blood pressure screenings and educational resources at the disposal for attendees.

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