Watermark’s Central Florida WAVE Awards Celebration

By : Danny Garcia
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You voted in record numbers and we’ve counted your responses – now it’s time to celebrate the 2020 WAVE Awards with Central Florida’s best at the Parliament House!

Enjoy delicious Rainbow Cafe hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, incredible entertainment and ride the WAVE alongside this year’s winners at our step-and-repeat for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Performances by Erica Roberts, Rebekah Piatt, Gidget Galore and more. Keep an eye on this space for more details and entertainers.

Pride Night at Central Florida Fair

By : Danny Garcia
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Come show your PRIDE! Save $3 off admission on March 4 by using the code PRIDE2020. Come meet 20+ LGBTQ community nonprofits. Free HIV testing will be available. The LGBTQ expo will be 5-9 PM but come and play all night! The first 100 people will receive a gift bag sponsored by 26 Health! This night is brought to you by The Central Florida Fair, Watermark and LGBT+ Center.


Vendors include:

LGBT+ Center Orlando
Watermark Publishing Group, Inc.
26 Health
DeLand Pride
Orlando Pride
Orlando United Assistance Center
Zebra Coalition
One Orlando Alliance
Hope & Help
The Barber Fund
QLatinx
Bros in Convo
…and more…

House resolution condemns Ben Carson as transphobic

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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A new resolution introduced by a pair of House Democrats — Reps. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) and Katie Hill (D-Calif.) — denounces Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Ben Carson as transphobic and decries his policies as anti-LGBT.

Quigley and Hill introduced the resolution Tuesday in the aftermath of a Washington Post report last month Carson at a San Francisco shelter made comments about “big, hairy men” seeking to enter women’s homeless shelters. Those who were heard the remarks reportedly thought they were transphobic.

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Issue: 26.18 Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

By : Dylan Todd
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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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Fall Arts Guide 2019

By : Dylan Todd
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It’s here, it’s fabulous, and it’s just in time for fall! Here is your guide to all of the great things to do during autumn in Central Florida and Tampa Bay.
Cover Art and interior illustrations provided by: Gianna Pergamo / Pergamo Paper Goods – https://pergamopapergoods.com.

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Issue: 26.16 There’s No Place Like Home

By : Dylan Todd
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While setting the stage for its August 2019 outing, GayDayS paves way for June 2020 return, petition launched demanding Orange County ban conversion therapy, Tampa hosts National LGBT Chamber of Commerce conference, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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#RED Guide 2019

By : Dylan Todd
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Watermark’s Complete Guide to Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend.

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Reebok introduces Pride collection

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Reebok has released a limited edition “Pride Pack” in celebration of Pride Month.

The shoes feature a rainbow flag in place of the Reebok logo and rainbow stitching. T-shirts and socks are also available. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Fenway Health, a medical clinic whose mission is “to enhance the well being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy,” through June 30.

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Bolsonaro cancels US trip after outcry from LGBT activists

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Above: (Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro )

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has cancelled an upcoming trip to the U.S. amid growing outrage among LGBT activists and other groups.

Bolsonaro was scheduled to accept an award from the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce at its gala that is scheduled to take place at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York on May 14.

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School brass OKs curriculum with LGBT figures after debate

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ROCKLIN, Calif. (AP) | A Northern California school district narrowly approved a new curriculum that includes contributions made by LGBT figures.

The Rocklin Unified School District approved the curriculum in a 3-2 vote that came after a heated debate in a packed school board meeting that lasted past midnight, the Sacramento Bee reported.

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Watermark’s Wedding Guide 2019

By : Dylan Todd
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It’s time to celebrate your LGBT love! Watermark is very, very proud and excited to present our fifth  annual Wedding Guide. A wedding guide made specifically to help out YOU plan your big day.

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Issue 26.09: Leap of Faith

By : Jake Stevens
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LGBTQ Christians preach their gospel, Tampa elets 1st LGBTQ mayor, Orlando Fringe to celebrate 28th season, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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