The Queen of Mean is Back: Comdian Lisa Lampanelli returns to shred Orlando’s biggest gay weekend, Wes Coast Players take on the gay marriage plays, Una Voce gives back with ‘I Am Harvey Milk,’ Carlos Guillermo Smith enters race for Florida house, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!
Watermark Issue 22.12 // June 4-17, 2015
On the Cover | Page 33
Lisa Lampanelli: Though she’s performed in Central Florida numerous times before, her last Gay Days Weekend appearance was in 2007. Now she is back to take on all the crazy, shocking topics that she is famous for ripping through.
Orlando News | Page 8
Equality Florida’s Carlos Guillermo Smith is running for Florida House in 2016; the Orlando Gay Chorus celebrates 25 years with a new concert and artistic director.
Tampa Bay | Page 12
Una Voce celebrates the life of gay rights icon Harvey Milk with the concert I Am Harvey Milk; Equality Florida presented Dr. Rose Walton with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Greater St. Pete Gala in the Mahaffey Theatre.
Gay Days Archive | Page 27
Your Day – Our Day! With 25 years of magical weekends, everyone is feeling nostalgic and looking back at all the parties, pools and pride as Gay Days went from one day to a full blown movement.
West Coast Players | Page 36
West Coast Players tackle marriage equality in their show “Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays”, nine vignettes – ranging from comedy to drama – form the production.
Sports | Page 54
Michael Sam became the first openly gay football player to join the Canadian Football League, playing for the Montreal Alouettes, former Marshall University football player indicted on charges of a hate crime.