issue 25.11: In The Beginning

By : Jake Stevens
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With changes to Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend coming in 2019, we look back on the history of Gay Day at the Magic Kingdom and how we got from there to here, two years after later, groups and individuals remmeber those affected by the Pulse, Polk Pride celbrates diversity in its fourth year, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Butterfly Talks offers new LGBTQ support group for women

By : Jeremy Brener
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ORLANDO | Olivia Sain could not find a support group of people like herself. When she came out in October, she was isolated and lonely, but then she forged her own path and looked to create the group she could not find.

“My motto is, “If you can’t find it, create it,” Sain says.

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Sephora offering in-store make up classes for trans, non-binary community

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sephora is now offering a free makeup and skincare class for the transgender and non-binary community.

Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community is part of Sephora’s Classes for Confidence, “90-minute, hands-on sessions focus on techniques and products that help you build confidence and celebrate your own unique beauty.” Another Class for Confidence teaches students “techniques and products that address the visible effects of cancer treatments.”

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GD2018: Watermark’s Complete Guide to Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend

By : Jake Stevens
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The most comprehensive listing of all the events and fun surrounding the first week in June, celebrating 28 years of Gay Day at Disney!

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Issue 25.10: 10 Years Later

By : Jake Stevens
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A decade after Caylee Anthony went missing, former Orange County CSI Robin Maynard-Harris recalls the events that captivated a nation, Pulse interim memorial opens to the public, Jane Castor officially kicks off mayoral campaign, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Transgender Texas mayor loses election bid for full term

By : wire report
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NEW HOPE, Texas (AP) — The mayor of a small Texas town who came out as transgender after being appointed to the job has lost her election bid for a full two-year term.

The Dallas Morning News reports that New Hope Mayor Jess Herbst was running to become the first openly transgender elected official in Texas. Election results show she finished third Saturday in the four-person race, with 53 votes. The winner received 95.

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Watermark’s Wedding Guide 2018

By : Jake Stevens
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It’s time to celebrate your LGBT love! Watermark is very, very proud and excited to present our fourth annual Wedding Guide. A wedding guide made specifically to help out YOU plan your big day.

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Issue 25.09: Queer Fringe

By : Jake Stevens
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The 27th annual Orlando International Fringe Festival presents the Fringe-o-matic, GayDayS Inc. moves dates for 2019 event, while One Magical Weekend, Girls in Wonderland remain, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay seeks LGBTQ mentors, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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LGBTQ teens start tradition with state’s first ‘rainbow’ prom

By : wire report
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INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — For many teens the prom is the epitome of their high school experience. But for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer, it can be a challenge to feel like they belong. This year, some West Virginia students decided to start a new tradition: The Rainbow Formal, the state’s first dance for LGBTQ youth.

Last weekend’s event drew students from at least 10 counties to the student union at West Virginia State University. One of them, 15-year-old Steve Sartin from Mingo County, managed the jitters while adjusting his rainbow suspenders and rainbow Converse sneakers.

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Issue 25.08: Caribbean Queens

By : Jake Stevens
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Go beyond gay cruises in two LGBTQ-friendly Caribbean cultural hotspots—the island of Curacao and the Mexican Caribbean coast, the Contigo Fund hleps The LGBT+ Center Orlando to open second location in Kissimmee, an out Tampa Bay local launches global LGBTQ professional networking website, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Issue 25.07: #NeverAgain, But Why Now?

By : Jake Stevens
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Momentum for gun control is growing following the Parkland shooting, so why was the publica nd poilitical response comparatively lackluster following the mass shooting at Pulse? LGBTQ movies at the Florida Film Festival, Dining Out For Life returns to Tampa Bay, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Issue 25.06: The Kids Are All Right

By : Jake Stevens
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Students march for their lives at the fourth annual Tampa Pride, Pride Fund founder calls for action in Central Florida, Pride banning Ronda Storms announces bid for Florida House, Blue Star puts gender fluidity in the spotlight with The Lady Boys of The Peek-A-Boo Lounge, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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