Watermark’s Swipe Right Party – Central Florida

By : Jamie Hyman
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Watermark is celebrating love with the Swipe Right Party Feb. 7.  The party is an LGBTQ singles mixer where any and all can come out to try and find that special someone.

Here’s how it works:

-Bracelets will be made available as you arrive.

-Blue means you’re looking for a man.

-Purple means you are looking for a woman.

-Orange means you’re taken.

-Yellow means you’re looking, non-binary.

-Wear as many as you feel expresses who you are.

The event is free and open to all looking for love. Light bites will be provided and cash bar available. Come out and find your Valentine!

Watermark’s Swipe Right Party – Tampa Bay

By : Danny Garcia
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Watermark is celebrating love with the Swipe Right Party Feb. 7.  The party is an LGBTQ singles mixer where any and all can come out to try and find that special someone.

Here’s how it works:

-Bracelets will be made available as you arrive.

-Blue means you’re looking for a man.

-Purple means you are looking for a woman.

-Yellow means you’re looking, non-binary.

-Orange means you’re taken.

-Wear as many as you feel expresses who you are.

The event is free and open to all looking for love. Light bites provided by Iberian Rooster and cash bar available. Come out and find your Valentine!

Springs Arts Guide 2019

By : Jake Stevens
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The spring time is no better time to feed your need for the arts! Say hello to our comprehensive (and unfathomably radiant!) annual Spring Arts Guide.

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Issue 26.03: Eligible Singles

By : Jake Stevens
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The season of love is back, and so are we with 10 of Central Florida and Tampa Bay’s most eligible singles, Come Out With Pride Orlando bids for WorldPride 2020, Metro Tampa Bay unveils new name and brand, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Steven Universe finale praised for transgender narrative

By : Lauren Lee
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The season five finale of Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe: Change Your Mind,” reveals a transgender narrative and has been praised by fans online.

“Steven Universe,” whose producer Rebecca Sugar came out as nonbinary in July, is a coming-of-age animated television series that first aired in 2013.

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Issue 26.01: Second Chances

By : Jake Stevens
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The LGBTQ community, addiction and the road to recovery, Come Out With Pride, InterPride to host first Prides of Southeast conference in Orlando, Hamburger Mary’s Tampa alleges homophobia led to closure, mulls reopening, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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We look back on 2018, a midterm year for a country that’s just living on a prayer

By : Jeremy Williams and Ryan Williams-Jent
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It’s been two years since we, as a country, entered into the reality that is the Trump Administration. The country feels more divided than ever and the phrases “fake news” and “it’s all a witch hunt” are commonplace.

The violence that seems to define who Americans are these days is also there, particularly in Florida, where there has been no justice for the five transgender women of color who were murdered and yet another mass shooting—this time at a high school in Parkland, Fla.—pulled the focus of the world to our state.

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Issue 25.26: Year in Review

By : Jake Stevens
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We look back on 2018, a year that took us to the midpoint of a country that’s just living on a prayer. Department of Health offices offer free hapatitis A vaccinations, arrest, charge made in murder of Londonn Moore, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!



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Angela Ponce becomes first transgender contestant in Miss Universe

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the national LGBT media association
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Angela Ponce made history as the first transgender contestant to compete in Miss Universe during the 2019 competition.

Ponce, 27, represented Spain in the Miss Universe competition, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand and aired live on Dec. 16. The competition featured women representing 94 nations around the world.

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Mama Bearings: “Erasing My Son”

By : Sylvie Griffiths
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One month ago, I was walking on the treadmill at the gym facing the rows of televisions and remember having my breath taken away. I was walking, not even building up to a jog, so this was not a part of my cardio. The news was breaking my heart.

It announced that the president could move to define gender based solely off of an individual’s biological sex. To be blunt, a person would be only considered a “male” or “female” based on their genitalia at birth

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Judge orders Idaho to give transgender inmate gender surgery

By : Wire Report
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) | A federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men’s prison.

Barring any appeals, under the ruling Adree Edmo will become the first Idaho inmate to receive gender confirmation surgery while in Idaho Department of Correction custody.

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Issue 25.24: Leading from The Center

By : Jake Stevens
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A look back at The LGBT+ Center of Central Florida as told from some of its executive directors, Tampa mayoral candidates talk politics, Central Florida mna hopes to catch murdere or trans woman, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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