OYA and Parliament House’s Easter tradition continues with Babes in Bonnets

By : Abigail Brashear
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ABOVE: A sample of the bonnets auctioned off at the 2018 Babes in Bonnets event. Photo by Tabitha Widby

ORLANDO | The Parliament House will once again host the Easter holiday auction Babes in Bonnets, which fund raises for the Orlando Youth Alliance (OYA).

Each fundraiser over the past several years has continued to surpass the one before it, with last year’s auction bringing in a record $32,171. The fundraiser itself has been around for 21 years and was started by the legendary drag queen Carmella Marcella Garcia.

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The Hammered Lamb owners to open 24-hour diner in Ivanhoe Village

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | Jason Lambert, one of the owners of the popular Ivanhoe Village pub The Hammered Lamb, announced to The Bungalower Nov. 13 that they will soon be opening a 24-hour diner next door.

The space, formerly a Tommy Bahama retail store and located at 1235 N. Orange Ave. (right next door to The Hammered Lamb), will be called Jack ‘n’ Honey’s Diner. The “big city, retro New York” diner will seat roughly 50 people and serve an array of diner comfort foods.

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The Center Orlando, Two Spirits to hold toy drive for LGBTQ families

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | The LGBT+ Center of Central Florida and Two Spirit Health Services are holding a holiday toy drive to benefit LGBTQ families and foster kids in the Central Florida area.

Toy collection will begin Dec. 3 and go through Dec. 21. They will start picking toys up on Dec. 22 to take to the kids. Drop off locations will be at Southern Craft, located at 2405 E. South St.; The Hammered Lamb, located at 1235 N. Orange Ave.; and The LGBT+ Center Orlando, located at 946 N. Mills Ave.

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Babes in Bonnets sets record in fundraising for OYA

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ORLANDO | Babes in Bonnets, The Parliament House’s annual Easter fixture, set a fundraising record bringing in $32,171 for the Orlando Youth Alliance March 26.

The previous record was set last year when Babes in Bonnets brought in $28,000 for OYA.

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PHOTOS: Swipe Right Party Orlando

By : Jake Stevens
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For Valentine’s Day, Watermark hosted an LGBTQ+ singles mixer on February 8 at The Hammered Lamb, where any and all were encouraged to come out to try and find that special someone. Central Florida’s most eligible LGBTQ+ bachelors and bachelorettes, as featured in the current issue of Watermark, mingled with singles to try and find their love match. To make things easier for everyone, attendees were encouraged to wear colored bracelets to indicate interest in men, women, or any combination they wished.

More photos of the night’s fesitivities, and hot singles, after the jump.

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Watermark’s Most Eligible LGBTQ Bachelors and Bachelorettes Search

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New year resolutions and goals vary as much as the people who set them, but there seems to be one common thread that passes through all of them; the world needs more love.

We here at Watermark couldn’t agree more, and that’s why we are doing what we can to bring some love, and maybe a little romance, into the lives of LGBTQ singles in the Central Florida and Tampa Bay area.

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Come Out With Pride’s Launch Party kicks off a weekend of Pride

By : Danny Garcia
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Come Out with Pride’s Launch Party kicked off Orlando’s Pride festivities Oct. 12 with a full house at the Veranda in Thorton Park.

Cocktails were served by the staff of The Hammered Lamb and entertainment was provided by some talented local flavor. Emceed by Addison Taylor, the night saw performances from local drag entertainers April Fresh and Bridgette Galore; a musical act by the cast of the upcoming cast of “Debbie Does Dallas”; Gay Bar Star Janine Klein and a trippy dance by the one and only Weego.

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Orlando’s Overheard: Final trivia, Ginger Minj makes ‘Friends’ & closed attractions

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Scottie’s Last Day

For nearly three years, The Hammered Lamb has played host to Scottie Campbell’s Trivia Night, which raises money for Florida Little Dog Rescue.

Week after week, Scottie hosts on The Hammered Lamb’s outdoor patio, with many trivia fans arriving early just to guarantee a seat. However, Scottie’s trivia days are nearly over. The official Last Day of Trivia arrives on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

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