Fringe Fried! Our tour guides lead us to the gayest shows at this year’s Orlando Fringe Festival, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor eyes retirement, Joe Saunders considers another political run, ‘Amazon Eve’ preps for Spooky Empire, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!
Watermark Issue 22.10// May 8-20, 2015
On the Cover | Page 25
Orlando International Fringe Festival stars (L-R) Kevin Kriegel, Michael Wanzie, Xtopher Blu, Carla DelVillaggio, Tommy Wooten, Blue Starr and Doa Farrantine react to the comedy of George Wallace and Jeff Jones, center, at The Abbey. Photo by Jake Stevens
Orlando News | Page 8
Former Rep. Joe Saunders may try to reclaim his District 49 seat now that it looks like it will be availablne in 2016. Two men are charged with the murder of a homeless man they say made sexual advances at them; more.
Tampa Bay | Page 12
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor is set to retire on May 8, which means one of the most powerful members of the LGBT community will shift her focus to volunteerism; Una Voce: The Florida Men’s Chorale introduces its new artistic director.
Wearable Art | Page 29
St. Petersburg partners George Medieros and Scott Durfee create art with organic, Florida native material. The two men talk about their inspiration behind their booming business aptly named Spathose.
Amazon Eve | Page 33
On season 4 of American Horror Story, Erika Ervin turned heads as Amazon Eve. Now, the transgender actress and model is scheduled to appear at Spooky Empire in Orlando later this month. She talks about her new career and what she plans to do with her fame.
Gallery W | Page 62
The Flamingo Resort hosted the first ever North Florida Drummer contest, which gave leather men a chance to strut their stuff. Our photographer Bruce Hardin was at the resort all weekend and selected a few PG-rated photos to share with our readers.