Mission: Undetectable – Achieving an ‘undetectable’ viral load is as close to cured an HIV-positive person can get—at least for now. Also: World AIDS Day event listings, Francis House expands its services, HIV statistics, Wanzie, Gypsy Productions tackle holiday-themed shows, HRC give St. Pete, Orlando 100% ratings, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!
Watermark Issue 21.24// Nov. 19-Dec. 3, 2014
On the Cover | Page 31
Aaron Sanford, right, is HIV positive and undetectable. He says he told his fiancé, Jack Wetherell, of his status early on in their relationship. The Orlando couple hope to be married in 2015. Photo by Jake Stevens
Orlando News | Page 10
Orlando is one of four cities in the state to receive a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Municipality Equality Index; Florida tells a Central Florida gay couple they continue using their married names they will lose their licenses; more.
Tampa Bay | Page 12
Metro Wellness and Community Centers hosts a very successful inaugural Transgender Pride celebration; St. Petersburg edges out Tampa on HRC equality index; The Santa Speedo Run is back, and this time incorporates Mrs. Claus in Bras.
Francis House | Page 36
The Francis House recently expanded its home, and its services, with the addition of a brand new annex. We take a look inside the new facility and learn of the programs helping HIV patients throughout Tampa Bay.
Yultide Yarn | Page 45
In Wanzie’s Orange Blossom Trail ‘Living Nativity’ Christmas Spectacular, Mrs. Henderson, played by Rich Kuntz, is on an Immaculate journey to create a living nativity along the historic Orlando roadway. The show runs through Dec. 22 at the Footlight Theatre inside the Parliament House.
Who Took the Last Ketchup? | Page 48
Gypsy Productions is back with a new show at the Flamingo Resort’s Blu Room Theater. Trevor Keller tells us that in Who Took the Last Ketchup? One Hell of a Holiday Vacation, there’s plenty of comedy, holiday spirit and gay references to make your yuletide bright.