Volusia County shows Pride at Old Fort Park in New Smyrna Beach

By : Jeremy Williams
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The crowds turned out for a day of LGBTQ fun and sun as they celebrated Volusia Pride at Old Fork Park in New Smyrna Beach Saturday, Oct. 22.

Dozens of tents and vendors were set up in the park as the attendees shopped, mingled and watched entertainment from local LGBTQ teen dancers, Central Florida Sounds of Freedom, Becky Brabham and the Orlando Gay Chorus.

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Central Florida LGBT Wedding Expo has big turn out

By : Jeremy Williams
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John Michael Events, Watermark Media and the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown put on the largest LGBT Wedding Show in Central Florida June 14.

The event played host to more than 100 people who had the chance to meet with 30+ vendors including; caterers, photographers, videographers, florists, DJ’s, cake bakers, ministers and much more.

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Equality Florida honors HIV/AIDS pioneer at St. Pete Gala

By : Jeremy Williams
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St. Petersburg – Equality Florida honored Dr. Rose Walton with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in the HIV/AIDS arena at the Greater St. Pete Gala at the Mahaffy Theater May 29.

“Rose played a major role in Long Island, getting HIV care established. She is a pioneer in HIV education and advocacy,” said gala organizer Todd Richardson. “The work she did stretched far and wide. She did some amazing work and helps out Equality Florida even today.”

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Tampa Bay networking social takes a turn on the catwalk

By : Steve Blanchard
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The Tampa Bay Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce held its bi-monthly mixer at Quench Lounge in Largo on April 16, but added a twist to the traditional networking social.

The bar and 6S Boutique owners Andrew and Sasha Citino transformed the popular club into an epicenter of fashion complete with a runway.

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MegaCon kicks off in full cosplay

By : Patrick O'Connor
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If your inner, or outer, geek is looking for a place to fly its flag this weekend, Central Florida’s big pop culture convention, MegaCon, has begun.

MegaCon is expected to generate $23 million for the local economy Last year, the convention saw 80,000 attendees on its busiest day. This year looks
to be even bigger, with guests like pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, actor Ron Perlman, and cast members from Firefly, The
Walking Dead, Adventure Time and The Princess Bride, among many others.

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WAVE Awards Party Orlando 2013

By : Hazel Jandik
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Great shots from the 2013 Orlando WAVE Awards party, Nov. 7 at the Hammered Lamb!

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WAVE Awards Party Tampa Bay 2013

By : Nick Cardello
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Check out these great photos from the 2013 Tampa Bay WAVE Award party, Nov. 7 at Georgie’s Alibi.

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Halloween Night at Parliament House 2013

By : David Moran
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Third Thursday at Alfond Inn

By : Bruce Reynolds
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Watermark readers enjoyed delicious food (hello, macaroni and cheese with short rib!), cocktails and the piano stylings of Randall at the October Third Thursday networking social, held at The Alfond Inn at Rollins College. The event was Oct. 17 and benefited Aspire.

Photos by Bruce Reynolds.

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“Haven’t Seen You in Awhile” party hosted by Bob Poe and Ken Brown

By : Susan Clary
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Bob Poe and Ken Brown hosted a “Haven’t Seen You in Awhile!” party at their breathtaking condo in The Vue downtown Oct. 15.

The couple recently returned to Orlando following a summer in L.A. Special guest for the evening? Former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is considering a run for his old seat in 2014.

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Watermark Wednesday at City Side Bar

By : Paul Kinchen
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Another great Watermark Wednesday! October 16 at City Side Lounge in Tampa. Photos by Paul Kinchen of TinkerFluff.com.

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COWP 2013 Parade: Gallery 3

By : Jake Stevens
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So many great COWP photos, we had to split them into three galleries! This is the third of three, photos by Jake Stevens. COWP was Oct. 5, and the parade circled around Lake Eola in downtown Orlando.

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