Watermark celebrates its silver anniversary with a look back at the LGBTQ headlines of the past 25 years

By : Jeremy Williams
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For 25 years, in nearly 700 issues, Watermark has been telling the stories of Central Florida and Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ communities.

First premiering in Orlando in 1994, and then expanding into Tampa Bay in 1995, Watermark now covers more than a dozen counties across the state. We can be found in many Florida cities including Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Sarasota—and thanks to WatermarkOnline.com, we have developed an international audience which relies on us for news, politics, sports, arts and entertainment as it pertains to the LGBTQ community.

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Watermark is hiring a Multimedia Assistant

By : Jeremy Williams
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Watermark is seeking a full-time multimedia assistant. The multimedia assistant will maintain, as well as create, content for our website, WatermarkOnline.com. They will handle all Watermark social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.), organize and promote Watermark contests and support the business manager with administrative duties.

This is an on-site position at our Orlando office. This is an entry-level position for a self-motivated, multi-faceted worker seeking to thrive in a challenging, fast paced environment. Position includes health insurance benefits, dental and 401K options.

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The Last Page with Art Director Jake Stevens

By : Rick Claggett
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Jake Stevens is approaching his 11-year anniversary with Watermark, making him the most senior staff member outside of the owner.

“I needed a job where I not only could push myself as an artist and contribute to my community in a meaningful way, but feel valued as an employee,” says Jake. Watermark provided him the space he needed to do just that.

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Watermark is hiring: Online Media Assistant

By : Jeremy Williams
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Watermark is seeking a full-time online media assistant. The online media assistant will maintain, as well as create, content for our website, WatermarkOnline.com. They will handle all Watermark social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.), organize and promote Watermark contests and support the business manager with administrative duties.

This is an on-site position at our Orlando office. This is an entry-level position for a self-motivated, multi-faceted worker seeking to thrive in a challenging, fast paced environment. Position includes health insurance benefits, dental and 401K options.

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Have A Great Gay Weekend: April 15, 2016

By : Jamie Hyman & Jeremy Williams
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Introducing Have A Great Gay Weekend, Watermark’s roundup of the best and gayest events for the coming weekend, published every Friday.

We pick three events in the West coast, Tampa Bay/Sarasota area, and three events out of Central Florida. Want to let us know about your great gay event? Email jeremy@watermarkonline.com.

Your taxes all filed and you’re ready for fun? Then check out our picks for this coming weekend: 

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Around the World: Four romantic getaways for V-Day

By : Aaron Drake
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There’s something about arguing with your hubby while navigating the tumultuously windy backroads of Maui through a tropical forest – or clinging to each other at 3 a.m. during a downpour that rumbles like freight train on the tin roof of the cottage you’re staying in – that just spells the word “R-O-M-A-N-C-E.” I mean, it’s said that you never get to know someone better than when you travel together. What better way to kick off the most romantic month of the year than with a trip made for two? 2016 is the year to put it to the test, or perhaps re-spark that languishing LTR.

Inspired by the wintry weather, which is making its presence felt even here in the Sunshine State, we’ve got love and warmer temps on the brain.

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Nominate the most remarkable people of 2015!

By : Jamie Hyman
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Since the end of 2012, Watermark has highlighted local, “Remarkable” people of the year. This year, we want our readers to help decide who deserves recognition for their inspiration, contribution or achievement in the 2015 calendar year.

Who would you like to see on the cover of our annual year-end issue? DO NOT COMMENT ON THIS POST WITH SOMEONE’S NAME. Submit your nominations and a brief explanation as to why you chose them (about 100 words) to watermark@watermarkonline.com.

Nominations are due by Nov. 17, and please remember we will only consider local members of our community for this recognition.

Here are Watermark’s most remarkable people of 2014.

Watermark is seeking married couples celebrating their first Christmas!

By : Jamie Hyman
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After the June 26 Supreme Court decision making marriage equality the law of the land, 2015 will mark many same-sex couples’ first Christmas together as a legally hitched couple.

Are you one of those couples? Watermark would like to hear about your holiday plan, new traditions, and anything else you are doing to mark this special occasion. If you are chosen, you could see your story and photo printed on the glossy pages of Watermark’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

Email watermark@watermarkonline.com with your names, phone numbers and emails where you can be reached. Hurry – deadline to be considered is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Watermark readers speak out on Jacksonville courthouse weddings story

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When 15+ Florida counties announced they would cancel courthouse weddings rather than offer them to same-sex couples, it struck a chord with our readers. When a group of attorneys out of Jacksonville offered a work-around, you reacted again – some praising the attorneys, some still frustrated with the cancellation of courthouse weddings in the first place.

Here’s a round-up of Watermark reader responses: 

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