Watermark’s local LGBTQ-friendly restaurant listings

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Watermark has been the leading source of LGBTQ news in Central Florida and Tampa Bay for more than 25 years. We intend to continue our service to our community in this rapidly changing world.

As Florida has suspended on-premises dining and alcohol consumption statewide in response to COVID-19, limiting establishments to takeout and delivery orders only, we have compiled a list of  Central Florida, Tampa Bay and Sarasota locations offering these services. Check out the links below for your area to get the information.

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Coronavirus Updates: Central Florida and Tampa Bay

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COVID-19, a new coronavirus, is dominating news coverage and social media these days, and with information changing and updating rapidly we want to make sure the local LGBTQ community is keeping up on the most up-to-date information when it comes to medical recommendations, organizational resources and business closures.

Below are links to the information we have, as well as some resources to keep an eye on. Please check back frequently as information is constantly updating and changing. Also, be sure to check in on those close to you who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus.

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Watermark’s 2020 WAVE Award Winners

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The Watermark Awards for Variety and Excellence, better known as the WAVES, are back and the competition was intense this year.

We asked you, our faithful readers, to tells us your local LGBTQ favorites in both Central Florida and Tampa Bay in nearly 50 categories — some new (Favorite Theatrical Show), some old (Favorite LGBTQ Club/Bar) and some returning classics (Favorite DJ) — and you did not disappoint.

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Watermark’s 2020 WAVE Award Winners – Tampa Bay

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FAVORITE LOCAL POLITICIAN

First: Tampa Mayor Jane Castor

Second: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman

Third: State Rep. Jennifer Webb

FAVORITE LOCAL ACTIVIST

First: Nadine Smith, Equality Florida

Second: Claire Elisan, Project No Labels

Third: Ashley Brundage, Empowering Differences

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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 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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Watermark’s 2020 WAVEs – Tampa Bay nomination round

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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 Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ community in the areas of activism, service, entertainment and more.

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Watermark is hiring! Tampa Bay Distribution Specialist needed

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Are you a motivated individual who thrives in an independent work environment and would like to make a little extra money?

We have the perfect job for you!

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Issue 26.22: The Long Road Back

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Central Florida and Tampa Bay survivors of conversion therapy tell their stories, filmmaker Jaymes Thomspon checks into “The Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror,” Central Florida entertainer Carmella Marcella Garcia passes away, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!!

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Who were the Most Remarkable People of 2019?

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Toward the end of each year, Watermark highlights local, unsung heroes who have gone above and beyond to show with action just how remarkable they are.

We want our readers to help decide who deserves recognition for their inspiration, contribution or achievement in the 2019 calendar year. In honor of the year, we are looking for the 19 Most Remarkable People of 2019 from Central Florida and Tampa Bay.

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