The 49 Fund is accepting applications for 4th annual scholarships

By : Samantha Neely
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ABOVE: Barry Miller (second from L) with several of The 49 Fund scholarship recipients at Orlando City Hall in 2019. (Photo by Jeremy Williams)

ORLANDO | The 49 Fund, an initiative at Central Florida Foundation, is accepting applications for its fourth annual scholarship awards to honor those lost in the Pulse tragedy.

The fund will award up to 10 local LGBTQ students with a $4,900 scholarship to help pay for college tuition.

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Sony reportedly planning to introduce bisexual ‘Spider-Man’ in next movie

By : John Paul King of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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ABOVE: Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man (Image courtesy Sony Pictures)

Sony Pictures is making plans for Spider-Man to come swinging back onto the screen soon – and a rumor has emerged that they want him to be bisexual.

According to a report from geek fansite We Got This Covered, the entertainment giant is looking to develop their return to the superhero franchise as a live-action movie in the vein of 2018’s “Into the Spider-Verse,” the Oscar-winning animated film featuring multiple versions of the superhero who are brought together from their respective dimensions to join forces against an enemy seeking to destroy them all.

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Watermark’s Most Eligible Singles 2020: Amy Dalzell

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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AGE: 47

BORN IN: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

IDENTIFIES AS: Lesbian female

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers

SIGN: Cancer

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Hundreds of LGBTQ advocates lobby lawmakers for protections

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Above: Equality Virginia and partners (Photo from Twitter)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) | The day after hundreds lobbied lawmakers on behalf of LGBTQ rights during Equality Virginia’s Day of Action, two significant bills advanced in the General Assembly to further protections for the state’s LGBTQ residents.

The House passed a bill from Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria, Feb. 5 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, insurance and banking.

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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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January Third Thursday Social Networking Mixer

By : Danny Garcia
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Please join us for Watermark’s January Third Thursday Networking Social and Remarkables Reunion hosted and Benefitting Hope and Help

This is a FREE EVENT! Thursday, January 16 from 6-8 p.m.

LOCATION: 4122 Metric Dr #800, Winter Park, FL 32792

We’ll offer light bites & with your business card, your First Drink is FREE!

Bring CASH for your chance to win lots of FUN & FABULOUS RAFFLE PRIZES.

PROCEEDS FROM THE RAFFLE WILL BENEFIT HOPE AND HELP

HAVE A DRINK! MAKE A CONNECTION! HAVE FUN!

Winter Park, Florida 32792

January Watermark Wednesday Social Networking Mixer

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Join us for Watermark Wednesday on January 16 from 6-8pm at The Postcard Inn on the Beach as we network and socialize!

This mixer will also be our annual Remarkables Reunion!

This FREE networking social will be hosted by the Postcard Inn on the Beach

As always, light bites will be provided and with your business card, your first drink is on the house!

Bring cash for fabulous raffle prizes!

Raffle will benefit EPIC Empath Health

Alaska peninsula residents, official discuss LGBTQ safety

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SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) – Residents, law enforcement officials and elected representatives have come together at an Alaska town hall meeting to address public safety for the LGBTQ community.

The event was organized in the wake of an assault on a local LGBTQ activist and drew more than 100 people to the Soldotna Public Library on Jan. 4.

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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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