Southern Sass: Orlando’s Ginger Minj takes on her biggest stage yet: Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Diamond Awards honor Tampa Bay’s business community, FFA sues over same-sex marriage licenses in Orange County , local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!
Watermark Issue 22.03// Jan. 29-Feb. 11 2015
On the Cover | Page 25
Orlando performer Ginger Minj will represent the Sunshine State on Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, scheduled to debut sometime in February. Minj, a well-known, local actor, brings southern charm—and sass—to the hit LOGO reality competition show. Photo by Lee Vandergrift
Orlando News | Page 10
The Metropolitan Business Association is asking creditors related to COWP for their patience as it continues to reorganize; Orlando community activist and talk show host Randy Ross is arrested for insurance fraud; more.
Tampa Bay | Page 12
The Tampa Bay Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce recognized LGBT business leaders, businesses and organizations with a Diamond Award dinner; Equality Florida and the Sarasota Film Festival have teamed up to honor marriage equality.
State News | Page 16
A couple who was part of the Equality Florida lawsuit that helped overturn Florida’s ban on marriage equality attended the State of the Union; Jacksonville attorneys want to resume marriages in county courthouses; more.
Come to the Cabaret | Page 28
Blue Star, front and photographed with co-stars Tymisha Harris and Daniel Longacre, not only stars in the production of Cabaret running at The Abbey through Feb. 8. She is also the choreographer.
Sports | Page 46
The sport of curling has arrived in Orlando, and locals hope athletes of all skill sets will join the sport that typically only gets attention at the Winter Olympics; Tampa and Orlando teams both fared extremely well at the recent Orlando Meltdown Softball Tournament Jan. 17.