Young Adults Living Pozitively (YALP!)

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About: YALP! is a collaborative program between Peer Support Space and the Bros in Convo Initiative providing brave and safe space to build friendships and a sense of community among young people of color living with HIV.

If you or someone you know is interested, register here!

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Young Adults Living Pozitively (YALP!)

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About: YALP! is a collaborative program between Peer Support Space and the Bros in Convo Initiative providing brave and safe space to build friendships and a sense of community among young people of color living with HIV.

If you or someone you know is interested, register here!

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Butterfly Talks

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When & Where?  

1st & 3rd Wednesday every month from 6:30-8:00 PM

507 E. Michigan St. Orlando, FL 

For Who? All Trans individuals and LGBTQ+ Women

About: A safe place to build friendships and a sense of community among questioning, lesbian, multiple-gender loving, queer woman and all transgender individuals.

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Peer Support Space’s 1-Year Anniversary & Open House!

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Peer Support Space is turning 1! In one year, we have been able to provide 3,000 individuals with free mental health support! What better way to celebrate than joining us at Central Florida’s very first Peer Drop-In Center and Respite Open House?

Come tour the space, enjoy some light bites, and live music! All ages welcome.

Interested? Register here!

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Issue: 26.18 Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

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Watermark highlights 10 LGBTQ youth in Central Florida and Tampa Bay who are making a difference in their community, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Watermark celebrates its silver anniversary with a look back at the LGBTQ headlines of the past 25 years

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For 25 years, in nearly 700 issues, Watermark has been telling the stories of Central Florida and Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ communities.

First premiering in Orlando in 1994, and then expanding into Tampa Bay in 1995, Watermark now covers more than a dozen counties across the state. We can be found in many Florida cities including Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Sarasota—and thanks to WatermarkOnline.com, we have developed an international audience which relies on us for news, politics, sports, arts and entertainment as it pertains to the LGBTQ community.

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Issue 26.14: Reading Rainbows

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Reading Rainbows – Drag Queen Story Hours enchant Central Florida and Tampa Bay, “Newsies” comes to Osceola Arts, and Tampa hosts statewide LGBTA Caucus, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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#RED Guide 2019

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Watermark’s Complete Guide to Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend.

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Mama Bearings: Leap of Faith?

By : Sylvie Griffiths
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I’ve had an “it’s complicated” relationship status with organized religion since I was a child. My mother converted to Judaism, the religion my father’s family raised him within, and on Friday nights and many holidays, took us to synagogue. We were far from orthodox and we celebrated Christmas with my maternal grandparents annually.

I also frequently attended Catholic church when spending Saturday nights at my best friend’s home growing up. Overall, I would say I’ve flirted with religion but never fully committed.

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The Last Page: Brianna Rockmore

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To run a regional, niche newspaper you need to have a passion for the community you serve and a passion for how your newspaper is connected to that community. You can only hope that those who work with you share your enthusiasm. With Brianna Rockmore, Watermark won the employee lottery.

I usually write a narrative on this page after submitting questions to each employee, but I was so impressed with what Brianna had to say that I decided to use her words to show you who she is. As a self-described goofy class clown, Brianna sees things in a positive and funny way, using comedy to bring people out of despair and into a “full of life kind of way.” This is Brianna Rockmore!

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Hope & Help bumps gala to 2020, launching new event to honor donors

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ORLANDO | Hope & Help had a successful event with the AIDS Walk Orlando thanks to all of the people who opened their pockets and donated what they could, and for that they want to say thank you with a celebration.

Hope & Help’s community developmental director Joshua Myers says that the nonprofit will be pushing its annual gala, typically held in September, to next year and instead this October will hold an invite only event called Hope & Help Society.

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OYA in the running to be Lucky’s Market Orlando 1st quarter fundraising recipient

By : Amanda Espinosa
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ORLANDO | Lucky’s Market is a supermarket chain not only with a focus on organic foods but also a focus on giving back to its local community. Bags of Change, a fundraiser organized by the supermarket chain, helps three local nonprofits to raise some much needed funds each quarter.

Each one of Lucky’s Market locations nominate five nonprofits and its customers vote on which three will be the fundraising recipients, and Lucky’s Market Orlando selected the Orlando Youth Alliance as one of the five nominees for its first quarter. Now it is up to you to make OYA one of the top three.

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