10 Central Florida and Tampa Bay eligible singles too sweet for words

By : Jeremy Williams
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The sugary taste of love is flowing through the air as the soft nougat-filled center of our hearts long to spend Valentine’s Day with the one who we hope to be our Turkish Delight. If V-Day is approaching that means it is that time of year for Watermark to present our annual list of the 10 most eligible singles.

We have searched the Candy Cane Forest and Gumdrop Mountain, as well as consulted with Queen Frostine and Gramma Nutt, to compile a list of the sweetest singles — five in Central Florida and five in Tampa Bay — who are ready to grab a drink with you at the candy bar. And trust us, you won’t find any artificial sweeteners in this batch.

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Watermark’s Most Eligible Singles 2020: Doug Ba’aser

By : Jeremy Williams
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AGE: In my 50s

BORN IN: Washington, D.C.

IDENTIFIES AS: Gay male

PRONOUNS: He/ him/ his

SIGN: Aries

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Divine Grace channels comedic icon Bea Arthur in two upcoming stage shows

By : Jeremy Williams
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Bea Arthur is a comedy legend. She was a fixture on Broadway stages and television screens throughout the back half of the 20th Century, but she is probably best known as the witty, sarcastic Dorothy Zbornak in the groundbreaking 80s sitcom “The Golden Girls.”

That is where Central Florida drag performer and actor Divine Grace delved into the mind of Arthur.

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Orlando’s Big LGBTQ Weekend still has something for everyone

By : Jeremy Williams
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The newly created KindRED Pride Foundation is bringing some of the weekend’s most anticipated events, but the kickoff weekend to Orlando’s big Pride Month is packed full of some returning favorites and big surprises.

Just as with the last several years, RED Shirt Pride Days has a designated Disney theme park for each day from May 30-June 2.

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‘The Golden Gals Live’ to take the stage at Parliament House

By : Lauren Lee
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ORLANDO | Picture it: Orlando, 2019. The Parliament House’s Footlight Theatre sets the stage!

Some of Central Florida’s most talented drag queens are getting together over a few cheesecakes at Parliament House to bring you “The Golden Gals Live.”

Ginger Minj, Divine Grace, Gidget Galore and MRMS Adrian will take the stage as Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia, respectively. Rounding out the cast will be Watermark WAVE winner Doug Ba’aser playing a lesbian.

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2018 WAVE AWARD WINNERS – CENTRAL FLORIDA

By : Watermark Staff
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FAVORITE LOCAL POLITICIAN/ACTIVIST

First: Patty Sheehan, Orlando City Commissioner – District 4

Second: Buddy Dyer, Orlando Mayor

Third: Carlos Guillermo Smith, Florida House Representative – District 49

GREATEST STRAIGHT ALLY TO THE LOCAL LGBTQ COMMUNITY

First: Buddy Dyer, Orlando Mayor

Second: Anna Eskamani, Florida House candidate – District 47

Third: Darren Soto, U.S. House of Representatives – Florida’s 9th District

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Central Florida’s Overheard: The “Gay, Gay, Gay” trivia rounds are coming to an end

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The answer is: The End of an Era.

Question: What is Doug Ba’aser leaving Hamburger Mary’s TRIVIA Night?

You read that right. After nine and half years of pop culture, current events and some crazy shenanigans, the one and only Doug Ba’aser is bringing his Hamburger Mary’s Trivia Night to an end at the end of this month.

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Actor Doug Ba’aser channels Joan Crawford in ‘Joan Crawford’s House Party’

By : Billy Manes
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Five years ago, Orlando actor Doug Ba’aser welcomed the whole world into his living room. Actually, he invited the planet into Joan Crawford’s House Party at her Brentwood estate (vis a vis a Fringe performance) in which he plays the well-known actress and inspiration for the book and film Mommie Dearest, penned by her adopted daughter Christina Crawford.

“It was a huge success; it was a major sell out,” he recalls. “It won Best in Fringe and we sold out the beautiful Pink Venue. Actually that show came from my lovely Brentwood home. Or at least guests were transformed into celebrants at my Brentwood home as soon as they walked in.”

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