Good from Evil: Locally and nationally, homophobes are catalysts for LGBT equality, Disney prez highlights Out in Biz, Impressive debut for Manatee Pride, Lea Michele on Glee’s gay legacy, local news, celebrity interviews, events, photos, and much more!
Watermark Issue 21.07// March 27-Apr. 9, 2014
On the Cover | Page 27
(Clockwise from left) Terry Kemple, Anita Bryant, John Stemberger, Ronda Storms, David Caton, Maggie Gallagher, Tony Perkins, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and Fred Phelps have all fought LGBT equality, and in the process, motivated change and progress . Illustration by Jake Stevens
Page 8 | Orlando News
Orlando’s Out in Business Symposium brought out movers and shakers, but perhaps none as big as Disney World president George Kalogridis; City preps for transgender day of visibility; Mt. Dora fundraiser brings in support for marriage battle.
Page 12 | Tampa Bay News
Nearly 1,500 people attend the first Manatee Pride, making it a huge success; Margaret Murray returns to the helm of the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival for its 25th anniversary; Push for a Manatee County HRO gains momentum.
Page 31 | Won’t stop believin’
Glee made her a household name, but Lea Michele is no stranger to performing. The star talks about her Broadway experience, her debut album and her memoir, to be released in May.
Page 34 | Sexxx Dreams
Performance artists Coco and Homo plan to mix theater, art, video and music in Sexxx Dreams, a new fundraiser show benefiting Equality Florida. The St. Petersburg event runs March 28-29 and is expected to push boundaries, they tell us.
Page 54 | Gallery W
The annual Taste of Pride celebration returned to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, bringing out 600 supporters and raising more than $25,000 for Pride’s Community Grants program. We, along with help from Rainbow411.com, captured some of the festivites.