You cannot silence us. You cannot destory us. We are not going ANYWHERE.
“We will not be defined by the act of a hateful murderer. We will not. We will be defined by how we respond and how we are responding: with love, with compassion, with unity among our city.” —Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer
Watermark Issue 23.12 // June 16-29, 2016
On the Cover | Page 32
Orlando’s Pulse: The shadow of the worst mass shooting in the U.S. looms as we look at what happened and the lives lost in our community.
St. Pete Pride | Page 43
Pride Continues: With the events of Orlando on their minds, Pride celebrations in the Tampa Bay area will be upping security and cautiously moving forward.
Positive Message | Page 13
Congressional candidate Bob Poe speaks with Watermark founder Tom Dyer about running for office as an HIV-Positive gay man.
Facing a Killer | Page 16
Tampa mother Pam Williams comes face-to-face with the man who killed her son as her is sentenced in court.
Girls Night Out | Page 49
Fresh off the stage as Josephine Baker at Asolo Theatre, Deborah Cox joins local singers for an all-female SP2 concert in Str. Pete.
A Summer Read | Page 53
Watermark’s staff picks a few LGBT-themed books for you to check out for a hot summer read