Issue 21.08: Gay Softball Leagues

By : Jake Stevens
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They’re Out!…mostly: Florida’s gay leagues must balance friendship with gay/straight ratios, Rep. Castor hosts gay Tampa couple’s wedding, RBARR set to open in old Revolution’s Orlando home, Jersey Boys celebrates gay icon in Tampa, Orlando, local news, celebrity interviews, events, photos, and much more!

Watermark Issue 21.08// Apr. 10-23, 2014

On the Cover | Page 27
Team effort: (L-R) Jonathan Pinkerton, Brian Sommer and Randy Borek, all members of the Central Florida Softball League’s Hung Jurors, showcase their softball skills at Lake Fairview in Orlando. Photo by Jake Stevens

Page 8 | Orlando News
The former Revolution Nightclub is getting a new name, new owners and a new overhaul and is slated to open later this month; AIDS Walk Orlando brings out a record number of walkers; Orlando recognizes Transgender Visibility Day.

Page 12 | Tampa Bay News
Edward White Hospital in St. Petersburg hosted a town hall meeting to start an open and direct dialogue with the LGBT community; Rep. Kathy Castor hosts same-sex wedding; a lesbian couple’s divorce could help marriage equality in Florida.

Page 31 | Jersey Boys
Actor and singer Barry Anderson plays openly gay music producer Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys, stopping in Orlando and Tampa. Anderson, who is gay, talks about how the environment in music has become more accepting of LGBTs.

Page 34 | Ease on down the road
American Stage in the Park is shaking things up this year with The Wiz, which is directed by a lesbian and stars a gender-bending lion.

Page 39 | Community Calendar
The LGBT communities of Orlando, Tampa Bay and Sarasota are jamming the calendar this month with activities and special events. Find out what’s happening near you by utilizing our new-and-improved community calendar.

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