Watermark’s 2020 WAVE Awards Final Round – Tampa Bay

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Our WAVEs 2020 vision has gotten a bit clearer. You nominated, we counted and now we have your Top 3!

The Watermark Awards for Variety and Excellence, or the WAVEs as we call them, recognize the best in Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ community in the areas of activism, service, entertainment and more. In each category, we asked our readers to write in who best represents the values of the LGBTQ community in your area. You have spoken and here is the final round. Now tell us your favorite from the Top 3.

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Watermark’s 2020 WAVE Awards Final Round – VOTE NOW

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Our WAVEs 2020 vision has gotten a bit clearer. You nominated, we counted and now we have your Top 3!

The Watermark Awards for Variety and Excellence, or the WAVEs as we call them, recognize the best in Central Florida and Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ community in the areas of activism, service, entertainment and more. In each category, we asked our readers to write in who best represents the values of the LGBTQ community in your area. You have spoken and here is the final round. Now tell us your favorite from the Top 3.

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Watermark’s 2020 WAVE Awards Final Round – Central Florida

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Our WAVEs 2020 vision has gotten a bit clearer. You nominated, we counted and now we have your Top 3!

The Watermark Awards for Variety and Excellence, or the WAVEs as we call them, recognize the best in Central Florida’s LGBTQ community in the areas of activism, service, entertainment and more. In each category, we asked our readers to write in who best represents the values of the LGBTQ community in your area. You have spoken and here is the final round. Now tell us your favorite from the Top 3.

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Watermark’s 2020 WAVEs nomination round – VOTE NOW

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We are Watermark, your local LGBTQ news source, and this is 2020! We are settling into the new decade quite nicely and have lots of fun things to share with you as the year goes on. First thing we want to share with you is the first round of voting for our annual WAVEs!

The Watermark Awards for Variety and Excellence, or the WAVEs as we call them, recognize the best in Central Florida and Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ community in the areas of activism, service, entertainment and more.

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Watermark’s WAVEs 2020 — Let your fans know to vote for you!

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The Watermark Awards for Variety and Excellence, or the WAVEs for short, recognize the best in Central Florida and Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ community in the areas of activism, service, entertainment and more.

There are 50 categories to vote in. In each category, we ask our readers to write in who best represents the values of the LGBTQ community in your area. It can be any person, group or business that falls anywhere in our alphabet soup — including allies — as long as they have demonstrated their support for the community.

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Watermark’s 2020 WAVEs – Tampa Bay nomination round

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We are Watermark, your local LGBTQ news source, and this is 2020! We are settling into the new decade quite nicely and have lots of fun things to share with you as the year goes on. First thing we want to share with you is the first round of voting for our annual WAVEs!

The Watermark Awards for Variety and Excellence, or the WAVEs as we call them, recognize the best in Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ community in the areas of activism, service, entertainment and more.

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Watermark’s 2020 WAVEs Central Florida nomination round

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We are Watermark, your local LGBTQ news source, and this is 2020! We are settling into the new decade quite nicely and have lots of fun things to share with you as the year goes on. First thing we want to share with you is the first round of voting for our annual WAVEs!

The Watermark Awards for Variety and Excellence, or the WAVEs as we call them, recognize the best in Central Florida’s LGBTQ community in the areas of activism, service, entertainment and more.

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2019 WAVE Awards Spotlight: Patty Sheehan

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Central Florida’s Favorite Local Activist, Favorite Local Artist, WHO SHOULD BE THE CENTERFOLD OF WATERMARK’S WAVE ISSUE

Patty Sheehan has a couple of things she is particularly passionate about: her community and her art. So it is rather fitting that Watermark readers recognized her for being their Favorite Local Activist and Favorite Local Artist in Central Florida.

There is one other recognition the Central Florida readers of Watermark bestowed upon Orlando’s first openly gay city commissioner: The person who should be the centerfold of Watermark’s WAVE issue.

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2019 WAVE Award Spotlight: Loc Robertson

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Central Florida’s Favorite Local Radio Personality

“I like to entertain, I like making people smile or making people laugh and making people feel emotions,” says Loc Robertson, Central Florida’s Favorite Local Radio Personality. “That brings joy to my life.”
Robertson regularly appears on “The Homo Happy Hour,” an LGBTQ entertainment talk radio show and podcast based out of Orlando, which airs Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at OutloudOrlandoLive.com.

“I never know how many people tune into the show so to be nominated and recognized even when radio is changing, is really exciting,” says Robertson.

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2019 WAVE Awards Spotlight: The Bow Wow Barber

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Tampa Bay’s Favorite Place to Pamper Your Pet

Like his four-legged clientele and the humans who “own” them, Bill Leuck sees walking into The Bow Wow Barber in St. Petersburg as a real treat.

“We’re extremely pet friendly,” the owner says of his grooming business. “We like to play with the dogs and they love coming here.”

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2019 WAVE Award Spotlight: Parliament House

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Central Florida’s Favorite Local Hotel/B&B, Favorite LGBTQ Club/Bar, Favorite Place To Pick Up A Watermark, Which Local Person Or Group Needs A Reality Show? (Ms. Darcel Stevens)

Parliament House is the oldest gay resort in Central Florida, has been selected as the most popular LGBTQ bar in the United States by marketing organizations and has been home to such iconic stars as Miss P, Ms. Darcel Stevens and Tashae Royale Sherrington. It’s no wonder that they’ve won so many awards.

Parliament House was founded as a gay resort in 1975 and since then has become a bar, a theatre, a timeshare and a nightclub, featuring drag queens and LGBTQ icons. It’s seen as both a safe space and as a place where people from all walks of life can relax and have a good time.

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2019 WAVE Awards Spotlight: John Gascot

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Tampa Bay’s Favorite Local Artist

“Art should be for everyone,” St. Petersburg’s John Gascot says. “It shouldn’t only be for the educated or only for people with a lot of money.”

That’s why the artist’s work is accessible not only in its subject matter and aesthetic, but also its price point. “You can go into my studio and get a hand painted magnet for $5 or a painting for $3,000,” he explains.

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