Tampa Pride holds fifth annual celebration, announces new details

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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TAMPA | Tampa Pride has announced new event details ahead of its fifth annual celebration March 30.

“We are so proud as a community that Tampa Pride is celebrating our fifth year,” Tampa Pride President Carrie West shared with Watermark. “There have been many changes in our community and many changes in our lives. That’s part of why the board and directors of Tampa Pride 2019 chose ‘Milestones’ as this year’s theme.”

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Watermark’s Wedding Bells: Allan Hero-Shaw and Rev. Jakob Hero-Shaw

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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“Jakob is the kindest and most compassionate person I have ever met in my life,” Allan says. “He’s such a wonderful person.

“I’ve never seen anyone who can relate to other people and give them spiritual support and emotional support. He’s always there for his friends. They look to him for that kind of role. He’s just willing to just drop everything and help someone who needs some help.”

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Hunt to retire from MCC Tampa

By : Steve Blanchard
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For more than a decade, Rev. Phyllis Hunt has served as the senior pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa and as a mouthpiece for the LGBT community at rallies, council meetings and Pride events.

But this August, Hunt will move onto other things as she retires from her post at the long-standing Tampa church.

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