Watermark’s 16 Most Remarkable People of ’16

By : Watermark Staff
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Watermark has chosen those who stood out from the LGBTQ community – 16 remarkable individuals who made a mark in 2016; whether through activism, generosity or beating the odds.

It has been a difficult year for all of us, both politically and personally, and those we have selected have made the most change, been the most inspiring and helped to make our LGBTQ community that much stronger in the face of adversity.

Below, our 16 Most Remarkable People of ’16.

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Love More: Power couple Jeff Miller and Ted Maines work to make a better Orlando

By : Billy Manes
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Sometimes your cup runneth over. Sometimes you realize that you have a duty to society. Few in Orlando carry that weight – and amazing artistry in their downtown condominium – better than Ted Maines and Jeffrey Miller. While they both have their side duties – you know, running an interior design business or being a lawyer – there’s something more to this more- than-once-named-power-couple. They’re kind. And they back it up.

“First of all, because we live here, we work here, and we both own businesses here, we feel we have a responsibility to make it the best place it can be, not only for ourselves but for everyone that lives here,” Maines says. “It’s just to give back. We’ve been very lucky and very fortunate in our lives, and we feel that, because of our ability to try and do things with both our time and our resources, we feel that it’s something we have an obligation to do.”

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Equality Florida 2014 Greater Orlando Gala

By : Jake Stevens
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Equality Florida’s 2014 Greater Orlando Gala raised more than $200,000 for the organization on Nov. 14. The event, held at The Mezz in downtown Orlando, boasted a sold-out crowd – nearly 400 guests.

EQFL honored their 2014 Voice for Equality honorees Dr. Kathryn Norsworthy, Ted Maines and Jeff Miller.

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Maines, Miller named Orlando power couple

By : Staff Report
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Orlando – The Orlando Sentinel has released their picks for Orlando’s’ top power couples of 2014 – and one local gay couple has made the cut.

Ted Maines and Jeffery Miller are in good company. The list includes John and Ultima Morgan, Scott and Susannah Randolph, and… Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

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