Entertainers Daphne Ferraro, Chi Chi Lalique and Kathryn Nevets put a spell on Tampa Bay

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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It hasn’t been 300 years, but scream queens Daphne Ferraro, Chi Chi Lalique and Kathryn Nevets have been bewitching audiences for decades. The trio has respectively performed for 20, 27 and 28 years throughout Tampa Bay and Central Florida.

They’ve done so as Mary, Sarah and Winifred Sanderson—the witchy Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus”—for nearly a decade of that. First brought to life on screen by iconic LGBTQ allies Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler, the 1993 classic has cast a spell on Halloween fans ever since.

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Central Florida, Tampa Bay run amuck, amuck, amuck for Halloween!

By : Watermark Staff
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Get in, boo-ser—we’re going haunting! It’s time for Watermark’s third annual Halloween issue to grab its broom and take fright.

Halloween was love at first bite for many members of Central Florida and Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ communities. The hallowed holiday is a celebration of self-expression, one that has long allowed individuals of any gender identity or sexual orientation to openly live their truth—or someone else’s, all while donning our very best in spooky and spectacularly gay apparel.

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Tampa Pride kicks off fundraising with a Spooktacular Halloween party

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Tampa Pride won’t be held until March 24 next year, but fundraising officially began with a bang and a boo on Oct. 19 at Hamburger Mary’s Brandon.

The event’s board, its sponsors and the Mary’s crew joined forces for the “Spooktacular Halloween Kick Off Party,” and Watermark was on hand to celebrate Tampa Pride 2018’s official launch. The audience was treated to a fantastic show hosted by Desireé DeMorney, with special performances by Chris Knolton and the Sanderson Sisters themselves: Daphne Ferraro, Kathryn Nevets and Chi Chi LaLique.

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