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YOUR LGBT LIFE. ISSUE 18.10 | MAY 12 MAY 25, 2011 WATERMARKONLINE.COM YOUR LGBT LIFE. ISSUE 18.10 | MAY 12 MAY 25, 2011 WATERMARKONLINE.COM Summer SizzleSWIMWEAR FASHIONS TO SHOWCASE YOUR ASSETS ON FLORIDA’S BEACHESSummer SizzleARRIVES IN JUNE BRINGS BACK ITS GAY VIBE

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| May 12 May 25, 20114 watermark | preview 10 31 47 10 | Orlando NewsMr. Sisters and founding partner Brian Humphries part ways, but details as to why are still sketchy; The VA opens its doors—and arms—to LGBT vets; more.12 | Tampa NewsResidents in Lakeland gear up for the first ever Polk Pride this June; The St. Pete Men’s Chorus reforms and hopes to be concert-ready by the holidays; more.31 | Scene+HeardThe Orlando Fringe Festival is 10 days of hilarity and a large portion of this year’s offerings are once again LGBT-centric. We break down some of the best shows for LGBT audiences and get a sneak peak at what to expect. Stevie Nicks talks to us about her new album, why it took her a decade to bring us new music and why she loves those Stevie Nicks impersonators so much. And the Polk Museum of Art offers a close up look at the works of famed lesbian photographer Annie Liebovitz with more than 60 portraits on display through June.47 | Swimwear+BeachesThe summer months are finally here and LGBTs are already flooding the beaches. But do you know what styles are in and which are out? We asked a few local models to showcase the latest styles in swimwear from Urban Body in Tampa while enjoying a fun day at the Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach. Urban Body owner Scott Moore tells us what to expect in swimwear fashions and accessories and we also share details on some of the Sunshine State’s most LGBT-friendly beaches. issue 18.10 The annual Orlando Fringe Festival returns this month with plenty of offerings for the LGBT theater crowd. Regulars return with their sequels and fresh takes and we help sort through the piles of incredible offerings. (L-R) Models Justin, Lady La La and Andrew display some of the summer swimwear fashions of Urban Body while enjoying the views at St. Pete Beach’s Postcard Inn. Photo by Nick CardelloORLANDO NEWS SCENE+HEARD KNOW+TELL 12TAMPA BAY NEWS The annual Orlando Fringe Festival returns this month with plenty of offerings for the LGBT theater crowd. Regulars return with their sequels and fresh takes FRINGE FEST PG.31 15 / STATE NEWS 17 / NATION + WORLD NEWS 18 / TAMPA BAY MARKETPLACE 21 / ORLANDO MARKETPLACE 26 / MAIL 40 / EVENT PLANNER 43 / TAMPA BAY OVERHEARD 45 / ORLANDO OVERHEARD 58 / TRANSITIONS 60 / SPORTS 61 / CLASSIFIEDS 62 / GOSSIP

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 5 watermark | previewWe’re making them nervous. I know that because the headlines are getting stranger and more off-the-wall by the day. Each day I read the mainstream press or watch television news broadcasts I see a sure sign we’re winning the battle—and I don’t think I’m being overly optimistic. Let me explain. Back in 2010—wow, it feels weird to say that—I, like most of our readers, felt hope diminish when an ultra-conservative Florida Legislature took over in Tallahassee. There was also a feeling of dejection when the same happened in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Many of those fears came true and the conservatism in power now is unlike anything we’ve seen or nearly three decades. But through that conservatism comes proof that we’re making progress because those talking heads who oppose us are having Watermark, like most news operations, has covered the ongoing drama surrounding California’s Proposition 8 battle since voters approved the ban on same-sex marriage there in 2008. Our online editor, Jamie Hyman, is constantly updating our page with new information pouring out of the courtroom. One day it can look like a victory for our side—the next it swings the other way. But now, with so many legal experts backing Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional and California politicians refusing to support the constitutional amendment, Prop 8 backers have resorted to deep desperation. Walker, who retired earlier this year, told the press he is gay. What would normally make few waves awoke the conservative folks, who immediately voiced their opinions, claiming Walker should have recused himself from the Prop 8 trail because of his “bias.” Wait a minute. If he were straight, couldn’t we have made the same argument? In fact, if their crazy notion that his sexuality makes him ineligible to rule on Prop 8, can’t we claim that straight lawmakers in Washington who battle to keep the further and claim that Caucasian judges should not be on the bench when a white It makes no sense. The FOX network has always fascinated me. Its regular broadcast channel, home of The Simpsons, Family Guy and a long list of reality shows, is always cutting edge and on the progressive side of society. But the organization preaches against equality on its cable news channel. “special” on whether television was becoming too gay. I doubt it was an accident since it ran right after the recent “Born This Way” episode of Glee. members of right-wing groups if promoting acceptance of LGBT youth on shows like Glee was harmful. Their response was that it was and that promoting a positive look at homosexuality was like peddling drugs to a drug addict. How stupid. My argument is that shows like 700 Club promotes religion, which is responsible for almost every war in the history of our planet. Both the issues surrounding Judge Walker and Houston’s fear of Glee are frustrating, but I rather look they’re losing the war.—This year I was asked by the Pride & Passion organizers to join their host Pride, it also promotes and supports the museum’s programs and exhibitions. Each year, Pride & Passion brings out more people and becomes more celebratory—and I expect the 2011 event to be no different. I’d like to invite all of our readers to attend the amazing evening at the downtown Tampa landmark on on Saturday, May 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at TampaMuseum.org. | | editor’sdeskSteve BlanchardEDITORSteveB@WatermarkOnline.com Panic is typically a sign that someone finally realizes they’re losing the war. subscribeWatermark is published every second Thursday. Subscription rate is $55 (1st class) and $26 (standard mail). To subscribe or order back issues, call Erik Caban at 407-481-2243, Ext. 10.staff CONTENTS of WATERMARK are protected by federal copyright law and may not be reproduced in whole or part without the permission of the publisher. Unsolicited article submissions will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Although WATERMARK is supported by many fine advertisers, we cannot accept responsibility for claims made by advertisers. Publication of the name or photograph of any person or organization in articles, advertising, or listing in WATERMARK is not to be construed as any indication of the sexual orientation of such persons or members of such organizations. WATERMARK is published every second Thursday. Subscription rate is $55 (1st class) and $26 (standard mail). The official views of WATERMARK are expressed only in editorials. Opinions offered in signed columns, letters and articles are those of the writers and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the newspaper’s owner or management. We reserve the right to edit or reject any material submitted for publication. WATERMARK is not responsible for damages due to typographical errors, except for the cost of replacing ads created by WATERMARK that have such errors.Watermark Media Inc. est. 1994 Orlando OfficeP. O. Box 533655 Orlando, FL 32853-3655 TEL 407-481-2243 FAX 407-481-2246Tampa Bay OfficeTEL 813-655-9890 FAX 813-849-2986 WatermarkOnline.comwatermark WatermarkOnline.com Publisher Chief Financial Officer Administrative Assistant Editor-in-Chief Online Editor Art Director Creative AssistantOrlando Sales and Online Mktg. Dir.Tampa Bay Sales Dir. Advertising Sales Advertising Sales Proofreading Nat'l Ad Representative Ed Blaisdell ISSUE 18.09 ISSUE 18.08 ISSUE 18.07Contributing Writers Greg Burton, Erik Caban, Scottie Campbell, Kirk Hartlage, Rev. Phyllis Hunt, Brian Feist, Ken Kundis, Renee LePere, Billy Masters, Mary Meeks, Stephen Miller, Margaret Nolan, Anthony Paull, Rhetta Peoples, Greg Stemm, Louanne Walters Photographers & Illustrators Nick Cardello, Angie Folks, Julie Milford, Travis Moore, Tom Eckert Distribution Debbie Oliver, Mark Lauyans, Ken Caraway

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| May 12 May 25, 20116 9.875"11.4" 10.375" More than 5.3 million KALETRA prescriptions have been lled in the US*If you have HIV, ask your doctor if KALETRA could be right for you 4) count Models are for illustrative purposes only. Please see KALETRA Use and Important Safety Information on the next page. 09_1985 039-565605.indd 1 3/28/11 7:00 PM

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 7 9.875"11.4" 10.375" Use KALETRA medicine called a protease inhibitor that contains effective in get opportunistic infections or other conditions that . Important Safety Information any of its ingredients, including lopinavir or ritonavir. Skin you took another medicine for HIV or if you notice any must tell your doctor about all medicines you are taking or vitamins, and herbal products. Serious problems or death can happen if you take these medicines with KALETRA: and others), and others), ergonovine ); ); midazolam oral syrup; pimozide ); , Rifadin, Rifater, or Rifamate); ); or products Hypericum perforatum). The following medicines may need changes if you take KALETRA: birth control pills that contain estrogen ), atorvastatin and Sustiva), amprenavir ), nelnavir ), carbamazepine ), tadalal , Adcirca), rifabutin ), salmeterol ), , IonsysTM, ) and methadone. KALETRA should not be taken once daily if you take and Epitol), phenobarbital ). There is an increased risk of certain problems when you take medicines used for the treatment of erectile problems such as sildenal (Viagra), tadalal (Cialis), or vardenal (Levitra) with KALETRA, because the any of these side effects. KALETRA oral solution contains propylene glycol and a large amount of alcohol. should not be given to babies it is right for your baby. Babies taking KALETRA oral solution may have side effects. has changed. ). KALETRA may not be right for you. Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions. Changes in your heart rhythm and the electrical activity of your heart risk for these problems may be higher if you already have a history of abnormal heart rhythm or other types of heart disease, or if you take other medicines that can affect your Liver problems, including death, can happen in people Inammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), may be serious and cause death, has occurred in some having pancreatitis if you have had it before. Tell your pain, as these may be signs of pancreatitis. Immune reconstitution syndrome may occur after require additional treatment. Large increases in certain fat (triglycerides and cholesterol) levels in the blood have occurred in some getting complications such as heart attacks or strokes due to these increases in triglycerides and cholesterol caused New or more serious diabetes and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) take protease inhibitors, including KALETRA. Tell your doctor if you notice an increase in thirst or urinate often Changes in body fat Increased bleeding has occurred in some people with hemophilia including KALETRA. If you are taking birth control pills or using patches to different type of birth control, since birth control pills or If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you should tell your doctor. HIV can be passed to your baby through breast milk and your baby may have serious side effects from KALETRA. Common side effects of KALETRA include diarrhea, vomiting, headache, or upset stomach. These are not all of the possible side effects of KALETRA. Please see Brief Summary of Prescribing Information on the following pages. KALETRA Use and Important Safety Information 09_1985 039-565605.indd 2 3/28/11 7:00 PM

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| May 12 May 25, 20118 DO NOT RE-SIZE Ad unit Project # must match this project # 039-565605 KALETRA (kuh-LEE-tra) (lopinavir/ritonavir) Tablets KALETRA (kuh-LEE-tra) (lopinavir/ritonavir) Oral SolutionCONSUMER BRIEF SUMMARY CONSULT PACKAGE INSERT FOR FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATIONPatient InformationRead the Medication Guide that comes with KALETRA before you start taking it and each time you get a re ll. There may be new i nformation. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or treatment. You and your doctor should talk about your treatment with KALETRA before you start taking it and at regular check-ups. You should stay under your doctor’s care when taking KALETRA. What is the most important information I should know about KALETRA? KALETRA may cause serious side effects, including: Interactions with other medicines. It is important to know the medicines that should not be taken with KALETRA. Read the section “What should I tell my doctor before taking KALETRA?” Changes in your heart rhythm and the electrical activity of your heart. These changes may be seen on an EKG (electrocardiogram) and can lead to serious heart problems. Your risk for these problems may be higher if you: already have a history of abnormal heart rhythm or other types of heart disease. take other medicines that can affect your heart rhythm while you take KALETRA. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms while taking KALETRA: dizziness lightheadedness fainting sensation of abnormal heartbeats See the section below “What are the possible side effects of KALETRA?” for more information about serious side effects.What is KALETRA?KALETRA is a prescription anti-HIV medicine that contains two medicines: lopinavir and ritonavir. KALETRA is called a protease inhibitor that is used with other anti-HIV-1 medicines to treat people with human immunode ciency virus (HIV-1) infection. HIV-1 is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune De ciency Syndrome). It is not known if KALETRA is safe and effective in children under 14 days old.Who should not take KALETRA? Do not take KALETRA if you are taking certain medicines. For more information about medicines you should not take with KALETRA, please see “Can I take other medicines with KALETRA?” and consult with your doctor about all other medicines you take. Do not take KALETRA if you have an allergy to KALETRA or any of its ingredients, including ritonavir and lopinavir. What should I tell my doctor before taking KALETRA?KALETRA may not be right for you. Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you: have any heart problems, including if you have a condition called Congenital Long QT Syndrome. have liver problems, including Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C. have diabetes. have hemophilia. People who take KALETRA may have increased bleeding. have low potassium in your blood. are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if KALETRA will harm your unborn baby. Birth control pills or patches may not work as well while you take KALETRA. To prevent pregnancy while taking KALETRA, women who take birth control pills or use estrogen patch for birth control should either use a different type of birth control or an extra form of birth control. Talk to your doctor about how to prevent pregnancy while taking KALETRA. take KALETRA during pregnancy, talk with your doctor about how you can take part in an antiretroviral pregnancy registry. The purpose of the pregnancy registry is to follow the health of you and your baby. are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed if you are taking KALETRA. You should not breast-feed if you have HIV-1. If you are a woman who has or will have a baby while taking KALETRA, talk with your doctor about the best way to feed your baby. If your baby does not already have HIV-1, there is a chance that HIV-1 can be passed to your baby through your breast milk. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Many medicines interact with KALETRA. Do not start taking a new medicine without telling your doctor or pharmacist. Your doctor can tell you if it is safe to take KALETRA with other medicines. Your doctor may need to change the dose of other medicines while you take KALETRA. Medicines you should not take with KALETRA. Serious problems or death can happen if you take these medicines with KALETRA: ergot containing medicines, including: ergotamine tartrate (Cafergot, Migergot, Ergomar, Ergostat, Medihaler Ergotamine, Wigraine, Wigrettes) dihydroergotamine mesylate (D.H.E. 45, Embolex, Migranal) ergonovine, ergonovine and methylergonovine (Ergotrate, Methergine), ergotamine and methylergonovine Ergotrate Maleate, methylergonovine maleate (Methergine) triazolam (Halcion), midazolam hydrochloride oral syrup pimozide (Orap) the cholesterol lowering medicines lovastatin (Mevacor) or simvastatin (Zocor) sildena l (Revatio) only when used for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. (See “Medicines that may need changes” and “What are the possible side effects of Kaletra?” for information about the use of sildena l for erectile problems.) alfuzosin (Uroxatral) Medicines that you should not take with KALETRA since they may make KALETRA not work as well: the herbal supplement St. John’s Wort (hypericum perforatum) rifampin (Rimactane, Rifadin, Rifater, or Rifamate) Medicines that may need changes: birth control pills that contain estrogen (“the pill”) or the birth control (contraceptive) patches certain anticancer medicines, such as nilotinib (Tasigna) and dasatinib (Sprycel) certain cholesterol lowering medicines, such as atorvastatin (Lipitor) or rosuvastatin (Crestor) certain other antiretroviral medicines, such as efavirenz (Atripla and Sustiva), nevirapine (Viramune), amprenavir (Agenerase) and nel navir (Viracept) anti-seizure medicines, such as phenytoin (Dilantin) carbamazepine, (Tegretol), phenobarbital medicines for erectile problems, such as sildena l (Viagra), tadala l (Cialis), or vardena l (Levitra) medicines for tuberculosis (TB), such as rifabutin (Mycobutin) inhaled steroid medicines, such as uticasone propionate (Flonase) inhaled medicines such as salmeterol (Serevent) or salmeterol in combination with uticasone propionate (Advair). Your doctor may need to change to a different medicine medicines for gout, such as colchicine (Colcrys) medicines to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), such as bosentan (Tracleer) or tadala l (Adcirca) pain medicines, such as fentanyl (Duragesic, IonsysTM, Fentora) and methadone If you are not sure if you are taking a medicine above, ask your doctor.How should I take KALETRA? Take KALETRA every day exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is very important to set up a dosing schedule and follow it every day. Do not change your treatment or stop treatment without rst talking with your doctor. Swallow KALETRA tablets whole. Do not chew, break, or crush KALETRA tablets. KALETRA tablets can be taken with or without food. If you are taking both Videx (didanosine) and KALETRA: didanosine can be taken at the same time as KALETRA tablets, without food. take didanosine either one hour before or two hours after taking KALETRA oral solution. Do not miss a dose of KALETRA. This could make the virus harder to treat. If you forget to take KALETRA, take the missed dose right away. If it is almost time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Instead, follow your regular dosing schedule by taking your next dose at its regular time. Do not take more than one dose of KALETRA at one time. If you take more than the prescribed dose of KALETRA, call your local poison control center or emergency room right away. Take KALETRA oral solution with food to help it work better. If KALETRA is being used for your child, tell your doctor if your child’s weight changes. KALETRA should not be given one time each day in children. When giving KALETRA to your child, give KALETRA exactly as prescribed. KALETRA oral solution contains propylene glycol and a large amount of alcohol. KALETRA oral solution should not be given to 03-A465 Kaletra CB-10.625x10.6(2).indd 1 3/16/11 4:44 PM

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 9 DO NOT RE-SIZE Ad unit Project # must match this project # 039-565605 babies younger than 14 days of age unless your doctor thinks it is right for your baby. If a young child drinks more than the recommended dose, it could make them sick. Contact your local poison control center or emergency room right away. Talk with your doctor if you take or plan to take metronidazole or disul ram. You can have severe nausea and vomiting if you take these medicines with KALETRA. When your KALETRA supply starts to run low, get more from your doctor or pharmacy. It is important not to run out of KALETRA. The amount of HIV-1 virus in your blood may increase if the medicine is stopped for even a short time. The virus may become resistant to KALETRA and become harder to treat. KALETRA can be taken with acid reducing agents used for heartburn or re ux such as omeprazole (Prilosec) and ranitidine (Zantac) with no dose adjustment. KALETRA should not be administered once daily in combination with carbamazepine (Tegretol and Epitol), phenobarbital (Luminal), or phenytoin (Dilantin). Avoid doing things that can spread HIV infection. KALETRA does not stop you from passing HIV infection to others. Do not share needles, other injection equipment or personal items that can have blood or body uids on them, like toothbrushes and razor blades. Always practice safer sex by using a latex or polyurethane condom to lower the chance of sexual contact with semen, vaginal secretions, or blood. What are the possible side effects of KALETRA?KALETRA can cause serious side effects. See “What is the most important information I should know about KALETRA?” Liver problems. Liver problems, including death, can happen in people who take KALETRA. Blood tests in people who take KALETRA may show possible liver problems. People with liver disease such as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C who take KALETRA may have worsening liver disease. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these signs and symptoms of liver problems: loss of appetite yellow skin and whites of eyes (jaundice) dark-colored urine pale colored stools, itchy skin stomach area (abdominal) pain. Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Some people who take KALETRA get in ammation of the pancreas which may be serious and cause death. You have a higher chance of getting pancreatitis if you have had it before. Tell your doctor if you have nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain while taking KALETRA. These may be signs of pancreatitis. Increases in certain fat (triglycerides and cholesterol) levels in your blood. Large increases of triglycerides and cholesterol can be seen in blood test results of some people who take KALETRA. The long-term chance of getting complications such as heart attacks or stroke due to increases in triglycerides and cholesterol caused by protease inhibitors is not known at this time. Diabetes and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Some people who take protease inhibitors including KALETRA get new or more serious diabetes, or high blood sugar. Tell your doctor if you notice an increase in thirst or urinate often while taking KALETRA. Changes in body fat. Changes in body fat in some people who take antiretroviral therapy. These changes may include increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (“buffalo hump”), breast, and around the trunk. Loss of fat from the legs, arms and face may also happen. The cause and long-term health effects of these conditions are not known at this time. Increased bleeding for hemophiliacs. Some people with hemophilia have increased bleeding with protease inhibitors including KALETRA. Increased risk of certain problems when you take medicines used for the treatment of erectile problems such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra) with KALETRA: low blood pressure. If you get dizzy or faint, you need to lie down. Tell your doctor if you feel dizzy, or have fainting spells. vision changes. Tell your doctor right away if you have vision changes. penis erection lasting more than 4 hours. If you are a male and have an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours, get medical help right away to avoid permanent damage to your penis. Your doctor can explain these symptoms to you. Allergic reactions. Skin rashes, some of them severe, can occur in people who take KALETRA. Tell your healthcare provider if you had a rash when you took another medicine for your HIV infection or if you notice any skin rash when you take KALETRA. Babies taking KALETRA oral solution may have side effects. KALETRA oral solution contains alcohol and propylene glycol. Call your doctor right away if your baby appears too sleepy or their breathing has changed. Common side effects of KALETRA include: diarrhea nausea stomach area (abdominal) pain feeling weak vomiting headache upset stomach These are not all of the possible side effects of KALETRA. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. How should I store KALETRA?KALETRA tablets: Store KALETRA tablets at room temperature, between 59F to 86F (15C to 30C). Do not keep KALETRA tablets out of the container it comes in for longer than 2 weeks, especially in areas where there is a lot of humidity. Keep the container closed tightly. KALETRA oral solution: Store KALETRA oral solution in a refrigerator, between 36F to 46F (2C to 8C). KALETRA oral solution that is kept refrigerated may be used until the expiration date printed on the label. KALETRA oral solution that is stored at room temperature (less than 77F or 25C) should be used within 2 months. Keep KALETRA away from high heat. Throw away any medicine that is out of date or that you no longer need. Keep KALETRA and all medicines out of the reach of children. General information about KALETRA KALETRA does not cure HIV-1 or AIDS. The long-term effects of KALETRA are not known at this time. People taking KALETRA may still get opportunistic infections or other conditions that happen with HIV-1 infection. Some of these conditions are pneumonia, herpes virus infections, and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections. Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use KALETRA for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give KALETRA to other people, even if they have the same condition you have. It may harm them. This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about KALETRA. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about KALETRA that is written for health professionals. For more information about KALETRA call 1-800-633-9110 or go to www.KALETRA.com. What are the ingredients in KALETRA? Active ingredient: lopinavir and ritonavir Inactive ingredients: KALETRA 200 mg lopinavir and 50 mg ritonavir tablets: copovidone, sorbitan monolaurate, colloidal silicon dioxide, and sodium stearyl fumarate. The lm coating contains: hypromellose, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol 400, hydroxypropyl cellulose, talc, colloidal silicon dioxide, polyethylene glycol 3350, yellow ferric oxide 172, and polysorbate 80. KALETRA 100 mg lopinavir and 25 mg ritonavir tablets: copovidone, sorbitan monolaurate, colloidal silicon dioxide, and sodium stearyl fumarate. The lm coating contains: polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, talc, polytheylene glycol 3350, and yellow ferric oxide E172. KALETRA oral solution: acesulfame potassium, alcohol, arti cial cotton candy avor, citric acid, glycerin, high fructose corn syrup, Magnasweet-110 avor, menthol, natural and arti cial vanilla avor, peppermint oil, polyoxyl 40 hydrogenated castor oil, povidone, propylene glycol, saccharin sodium, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, and water. KALETRA oral solution contains 42.4% alcohol (v/v). “See How should I take KALETRA?”. 2011, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED * The brands listed are trademarks of their respective owners and are not trademarks of Abbott Laboratories. The makers of these brands are not af liated with and do not endorse Abbott Laboratories or its products. KALETRA Tablets, 200 mg lopinavir/50 mg ritonavir Manufactured by Abbott Pharmaceuticals PR Ltd., Barceloneta, PR 00617 for Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, IL 60064, U.S.A. KALETRA Tablets, 100 mg lopinavir/25 mg ritonavir and KALETRA Oral Solution Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, IL 60064, U.S.A. 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| May 12 May 25, 201110 watermark | orlando news OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Available NOW! 416 Ferncreek Avenue $1600/month ERIC ROLLINGS ORLANDO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED rfPMWITH rf WITH rf rf rffnt bf rf n6:30PMRESERVATIONS REQUIRED HamBINGO WITH CAROL LEE & MS. SAMMY f113PM $ 2 MIMOSAS $ 5 BLOODY MARYS$2.50 DOMESTIC DRAFTS BON-JOVI DRINK SPECIALSbnbft bPMbffn The Studio Orlando launching drag art lineThe Studio Orlando is launching a new line of art, greeting cards, postcards, calendars and accessories called “Ain’t Life A Drag.” Owners Kristofer Reynolds and partner Robbie “Rachael” Sommers have served the gay community for seven years. The launch party is Saturday, May 21 at Mr. Sisters from 70 p.m. The Studio Orlando will also have a booth at Gay Days. Hope & Help Center votes in new board membersThe Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc. announces new Board members: Mike Reilly of Oakwells, Laura Maria Pichardo of Community Legal Services of Mid Florida, Tracy Richardson of WKMG-Local 6, Rob Domenico of Fiserv, Robert Adams of AIMM Consulting, and Dr. Andrew Rollins of Freedom High School, a current Board member who has been voted in as Secretary. Domenico is also the Chairperson for Headdress Ball, Sept 17th at the Orlando Hilton.Miracle of Love robbedMiracle of Love, a Central Florida HIV/ AIDS prevention programming and support assistance organization, was broken into May 8. According the Orlando Police Department, an unknown suspected removed a window and took a 17-inch television. Police said they were able to obtain three latent fingerprint cards. briefsSheehan kicks off campaign staff reportOrlando | Openly gay city commissioner campaign for reelection in 2012. Sheehan held Sheehan will face an opponent for her seat— as of press time, no other candidates had will coincide with the presidential primary and | | MBA/COWP HQ officially opens staff reportOrlando | facility. see Orlando Shot on Site on page 44. | | MBA president Gina Duncan (black suit) and Kathy Cole and the Orlando Chamber of Commerce, surrounded by MBA members and community leaders, snipped the ribbon on the new MBA/COWP headquarters on April 28. | Photo by Jamie Hyman Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer, Wally’s owner Linda Updike and Patty Sheehan mingled at Sheehan’s campaign kickoff event April 27. | Photo by Tom Dyer

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 11 watermark | orlando news G O T V E R T I C A L ? Crisan Michaels President 407.716.7487 WeSellDowntown@gmail.com WE DO! LET OUR TEAM OF SALES AND MARKETING PROFESSIONALS SHOW YOU WHAT HIGH RISE LIVING HAS TO OFFER FHA APPROVED! ONLY 3.5% DOWN www.VercalLivingOrlando.com Leadership changes at Mr. Sisters jamie hymanOrlando | The man who has been the face of Mr. Sisters since before it opened nightclub. Mr. Sisters owner and vice president Don White said that he no longer employs Brian Humphries, a previous part-owner who had been instrumental in the design and launch of Mr. Sisters last December. with us, but out of respect to all parties involved I cannot go into details,” White said. “Yes, Brian was dismissed.” When asked if Humphries would be replaced, White said its “business as usual” for the club’s management and staff. “At this time, I don’t know how the ownership structure will change,” White said. “Brian was a working equity partner.” When asked what exactly that title means, White would not elaborate but simply said, “You work to gain equity in a company.” Humphries also would not reveal any details about the situation. “I am in the process of trying to work this out with Mr. White,” Humphries said. “All I can say is that it was a wrongful dismissal.” When asked about Humphries’ comments, White responded, “I’m not aware of negotiations like that.” Humphries’ departure isn’t the only said the club’s administrative manager, Karen Brown, resigned at the beginning of April. He said her resignation “had nothing to do with Brian, to my knowledge.” In the meantime, White said he and his parents—the club’s co-owners— are moving forward with several improvements, including an expansion of the outdoor deck behind the venue. “All together our expansion will be 5,300-square-feet and it’s covered over the water,” he said. “We’re also doing some additional curb appeal, landscaping, additional paver work in front of the patio and painting to keep it fresh.” White said there have been changes in the kitchen, too. “We created a menu that allowed us to have more prompt service,” he said. director and senior executive producer, said the changes at Mr. Sisters will not June 3 concert at Mr. Sisters featuring Kelly Rowland and Debra Cox. “We are going to use venue generously offered to us by Mr. Sisters when we started planning event three months ago,” Audebert said. | |LGBTs get representation within the VA jamie hymanOrlando | organizations were invited to participate annual event with tents, tables and food that celebrates different cultures within manager, serving as the liaison who is bringing forth these gay-friendly lead a gay-focused veteran’s group for almost a year, and the membership has grown from one person to 10 regular participants. But she said the specialized support is much needed. “As one of my vets said, they’re a minority of a minority of a minority,” she said. will become even stronger when the resources and speakers that will be open to veterans and staff. veterans, but the community as a whole,” Speakers include city commissioner executive director Randy Stephens and openly gay veteran Mark Cady, who Watermark. big deal” and said, “I’m really excited because we’ve never done this before.” She said she deals with a lot of gay and lesbian veterans, plus two transgender “I’m happy because I think it’s a population that’s been overlooked, and it’s not just the veterans, it’s for people “It’s making sure diversity is included in the hiring process plus how we serve and treat our veterans.” | |

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| May 12 May 25, 201112 watermark | tampa bay news $ Polk Pride preps for June debut steve blanchardLakeland | For too long, Polk County has been viewed as a small town with narrow-minded views. But according to Freddie De Jesus, that stereotype just isn’t accurate, and he hopes to prove that with the brand new Polk Pride 2011, unleashing a calendar of events beginning June 3. Dr. Jesus, the owner of Just Fierce Productions said the idea for a Polk Pride materialized after he put on the successful Miss Gay Lakeland pageant. “As a result we had a discussion with members of the community about Pride,” De Jesus said. “A lot of people said they wished people would make a big deal about Pride in our own county. Many of us will drive and celebrate Gay Days in Orlando, Pride on 7th in Ybor and St. Pete Pride. That’s not a problem, but Polk County is invisible. No one knows about our community, in general.” So the seeds for Polk Pride 2011 were sown and so far the reaction has been very positive, according to De Jesus. Several large businesses have come on board to support the events—including the Historic Polk Theater, which will host two large parties on June 13 and 14. “Everyone asks if this is a parade— it’s not,” De Jesus said. “We don’t have the authority to do that yet but we can sure throw some parties. We’re actually parties will be in the theater. But we will be all over Lakeland.” The events encompassing Polk Pride 2011 are as diverse as the community it hopes to represent. Cabaret shows at Club Pulse, a fashion show at Lake Mirror Tower, family expos and drag shows are just part of the 11-day celebration. Each event has different entry charges and VIP passes are available. Funds collected organize the 2012 event. “We hope to raise enough money this year to create a festival on the lake with art and vendors,” De Jesus said. “There are a lot of people already involved and support has been great.” So far, no politicians have come on board in support of Polk Pride 2011, but that doesn’t mean they won’t. De Jesus said he plans on approaching commissioners and Lakeland’s mayor to ask them to come support some of the events. “The message of Pride is to show that we are a viable part of the community,” De Jesus said. “We’re not just about the bars, and that’s why we’re holding so many things outside of clubs. But we also understand that Pulse is a large part of our community and they have come on board to support us in a big way.” For more information on Polk Pride Facebook. You may also contact De Jesus at JustFierceProductions@gmail.com. | |St. Petersburg College adds LGBT inclusiveness to its policies steve blanchardSt. Petersburg | St. Petersburg College has added sexual orientation and gender identity to its diversity policy, less than two weeks after former SPC president Carl Kuttler Jr.’s son—openly gay Carl Kuttler III—died after leaping off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge April 29. Bill Law, who was named president of SPC last year to replace the older Kuttler, said he noticed the college’s diversity policy “does not represent the openness that characterizes St. Petersburg College.” It was unclear if the move was directly related to the former St. Pete Pride Board member’s suicide. After Law’s request, the board approved the addition of both gender identity and sexual orientation without discussion on May 3. The Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County were quick to offer praise. “This is a positive and important decision that was made by St. Petersburg College,” said Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County President Rick Boylan, “LGBT individuals, especially students and employees, can now be assured that St. Petersburg College will not tolerate discrimination based on either sexual orientation or gender identity.” Boylan added that SPC made a strong statement by including gender identity in its updated diversity policy. “It’s refreshing to see such an important and strong statement from St. Petersburg College,” he added. The move brings hope to LGBT organizations that other entities will embrace diversity and inclusiveness in policies, according to Boylan. “It’s important that organizations, especially educational institutions, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression,” Boylan said. The new SPC policy takes effect immediately.| |

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The group, which had a brief run back in 2006, has about a half dozen members currently and holds weekly rehearsals. The SPMC is currently seeking singers who would enjoy being part of a performance group. Guthrie said he hopes to have at least 12 regular members before the group does any public performances and he had hoped to perform an informal concert at St. Pete Pride. However, realizing that may be optimistic, he has set his sights on holiday performances later this year and throughout 2012. “You don’t have to be an experienced singer,” said Gutherie. “The auditions aren’t that rigorous. As someone with 33 years of music education experience, I’m a lot more open to people with less experience. Of course, I want to make sure a candidate can carry a tune, but you don’t even have to be experienced at reading music. In fact, we plan to help those who can’t [read music] with some classes.” Guthrie recently retired after many years of singing experience and choral direction þ  in the school system. þ  He was discussing the “why’s” and “why not’s” with some of St. Petersburg’s community movers and shakers, and was directed to Mark Ebenhoch, one of the original founders. þ  The two got together and exchanged backgrounds and stories. þ  they got the other two original þ  founders in on the action and the chorus was reborn. þ  Male choral groups are not exactly a new concept to the area. þ  In 1996, there were four choruses in the Tampa Bay area, two female and two male, each unique in that the voices raised were, largely, those of the LGBT community. Enthusiastic singers quickly spread word of a new proposed chorus as an alternative to choruses “across the bay.” Serious organization began in July 2006, with Manager. With Ebenhoch as President, Clayton Hogue as Treasurer and Sue Johansen, a realtor in the Pinellas area offering to take minutes, the chorus started gaining steam. The group asked a talented local musician who taught music, to join the board as Music Director. Mele`, a noted local pianist and choral director of one of the women’s groups, became the accompanist. þ  The Metropolitan Community Church at 5th Street North in St. Petersburg offered rehearsal space. þ  After nine months of hard work trying to accumulate a repertoire, SPMC participated performed at the Palladium to a standing ovation. þ  The group was successful in holding several fundraisers with astonishing results and offers of support. þ  Then, the three founders found it necessary to step away and allow the þ  chorus members an opportunity to “run the show the way they wanted to run the show.” þ  Unfortunately, the chorus imploded and faded away in a couple of months. The “rebooted” SPMC was helped along party held by Brian Longstreth, a founding member of St. Pete Pride. With a donation to the group, start up money was made available. According to Guthrie, the mission of the St. Petersburg Men’s Chorus is to entertain, educate, unite and uplift audiences and members through music that is distinguished for its innovation, diversity and artistic excellence. While Guthrie anticipates that most of the singers will be gay, the group is open to anyone regardless of sexual orientation. Guthrie said the newly reformed chorus will perform a wide variety of music, from show tunes, to popular music. He hopes the group can perform an important community outreach for the entire gay community “Music can really bring people together,” said Guthrie. “It is my sincere hope that we can use the chorus and the music it performs to change the hearts and minds of those who may not have a good impression of the gay community.” For more information, visit StPeteMensChorus.com. | | Dining Out For Life participation upAccording to William Harper, Executive Director of the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, participation in the 2011 Dining Out For Life event was up this year. While totals weren’t immediately available, Harper did say that 17 more restaurants participated this year on both sides of Tampa Bay. Several ambassadors broke records with raffles and drawings, which accompanied the 25% of each dining bill donated by participating restaurants. Totals should be available by the end of May.Local animal lover debuts on DiscoveryFor months fans of Scott Lope have awaited his debut on the Discovery Channel. Finally, on May 8, they got their wish. Wild Animal Rescue features the handsome Tampa resident and former Big Cat Rescue staple as he rescues exotic animals from inappropriate housing throughout the country. Wild Animal Repo airs 8 p.m. Sundays on the Discovery Channel. briefs

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| May 12 May 25, 201114 Harvey Milk Festival details take shape staff reportSarasota | The Second Annual Harvey Milk Festival is set up to be bigger and better than its debut last year when it takes over the Rosemary District May 20-22. The festival is aligned with ceremonies and celebrations across the nation to raise awareness about LGBT civil rights on state and federal levels. Admission is free. The weekend long celebration begins at 7 p.m., Friday, May 20, with an art exhibit showcasing themes of equality. The art will be displayed at The Red Panty Press where Ciera Galbraith will serve as curator. Galbraith has worked for more than two years as Gallery Director of The University of Florida Reitz Union Art Gallery. In her free time, she loves graphic artwork, photography, and playing music with her band, Cassolette. On Saturday, May 21, a street festival featuring vendors and speakers begins at 2 p.m. in the 1300 block of 5th Street. The festival runs until 10 p.m. Among those invited to speak at the annual Harvey Milk Day Festival is Joe Saunders of Equality Florida. Saunders has a background in grassroots activism and state-level organizing and serves as the organization’s Field Director. He is responsible for leading the organization’s grassroots and electoral organizing programs. Author Todd Kachinski-Kottmeier is also scheduled to appear. Last year, he served as emcee and guest speaker and told the festival writer took initiative in the Stop Bullying Handbook” and manning the charitable site Million Hugs.com. Festival organizer Shannon Fortner told Watermark that she hopes to attract LGBTs and those outside the LGBT community to the weekend-long celebration. “We’d like support from the American community as a whole,” she said. “We need everyone to be part of the movement, not just the gay population.” relationship with her partner, Kelly, but the two have been forced to live apart due to immigration laws. Kelly is from the United Kingdom and current marriage laws in the United States prevent Fortner from sponsoring her so they can live as a couple. Fortner does have some hope, however, that the Uniting American Families Act currently in Congress will pass and change the laws. “Harvey Milk focused on the community as a whole, while creating a safe place for the queer community to be themselves,” Fortner said, when asked about what people should take from the festival. “He cleaned up his district. He was a sounding board for equality and justice. He was a tremendous advocate of a world where people, gay or straight, would no longer need to live in fear.” | | watermark | sarasota newsMain Stage2:00-2:30 Opening/Ribbon Cutting w/Guest Speakers2:30-3:00 Completely From Mountains 3:00-3:15 Todd KachinskiKottmeier3:15-3:45 Jun Bustamante/ Ngaire4:00-4:30 TBA 4:30-4:45 Joe Saunders (speaker) 4:45-5:15 DJ Cooley 5:30-6:00 Friends of Giants 6:00-6:30 Brian Bradley 6:30-7:00 A Fragile Tomorrow 7:15-7:45 Spirit Tramp 8:00-8:30 Sons of Hippies 8:30-8:45 Harvey Milk Candle Vigil 8:45-9:15 MeteorEYES 9:30-10:00 Ha Ha TonkaMoscone Stage AT þTT HE RED P ANTY P þr R ESS2:30-3:00 Josh Weinstein 3:15-3:45 Michael Miller 4:00-4:30 Kirsten Campbell 4:45-5:15 4th Street Redemption 5:30-6:00 Kenra White 6:15-6:45 Christie Le’nee 7:00-7:30 Charles Reynolds (of SatelliteKill)Harvey Milk Festival entertainment lineupSeveral acts are scheduled to appear at Harvey Milk Festival on May 21 and two stages will play host to bands, speakers and presentations. Acts and times are subject to change. St. Petersburg City Councilman Steve Kornell spoke at the inaugural Sarasota Harvey Milk Festival in 2010. Photo courtesy HMF S N, S. P, F rfr fnf.rnn.tfft C Mb H G’ A MCC S. PCLUB MUSIC EVERY SUN. AFTERNOON BYOB IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS OUTRAGEOUSLY LARGE 15-MAN WHIRLPOOL un in the un ild plash H F G’ . SPECIA SPECIA L WA SPECIA SPECIA L SPECIA WA WA TERMAR L TERMAR K WA WA WA TERMAR TERMAR TERMAR WA TERMAR WA TERMAR K K READERS’ R TERMAR TERMAR TERMAR TERMAR READERS’ R READERS’ R READERS’ R AT K TERMAR TERMAR K K AT AT E READERS’ R READERS’ R READERS’ R $ READERS’ R READERS’ R READERS’ R READERS’ R READERS’ R READERS’ R AT AT READERS’ R AT READERS’ R READERS’ R AT READERS’ R AT AT AT AT E E E E READERS’ R READERS’ R READERS’ R $ $ 79 79 79 A NIGHT! EVER EVER EVER Y EVER EVER Y Y Y Y THUR THUR THUR S THUR THUR S S THUR S THUR THUR S THUR TO TO TO TO TO SU SU SU SU SU NFREETAXI RIDES Private Events & Exclusive Services are available for your pleasure. Resort Style Swimming Pool

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 15 watermark | state newsFlagship Out of the Closet opens in Ft. Lauderdale Staff ReportFort Lauderdale | Activists, lookalikes and even a celebrity were on hand for the May 7 opening of the newest Out of Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the nd location that AHF built from the ground up, revitalizing the site of a former abandoned Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney and his wife Jan were on hand to dedicate the actress spent much of her life advocating “Ninety-six cents of every dollar raised treatment and education programs in Community members can help raise funds by donating merchandise, using the in-store pharmacy, shopping or simply service facility staffed with pharmacists cases, and there remains an urgent and ongoing need for effective and sustained | |Man accused of attacking gay man denied bail Staff ReportDavie, Fla. | attacking an openly gay man is facing hate employees separated the men, and rescuers took Rodriguez to Memorial Hospital Pembroke where he was treated and works as a security guard at Everglades ongoing dispute between the suspect and investigators and prosecutors must prove the victim was targeted because of race, color, sexual orientation or other personal to other criminal charges, elevates them to felony status and may mean stiffer penalties | | Actor Mickey Rooney and his wife Jan traveled from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale to dedicate the newest Out of the Closet to Rooney’s lifelong friend, HIV/AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor. Celeate LifWhy Not Try Something Different? Sharon Smalley-Smith CERTIFIED CELEBRANT407-353-7870 Personalized Eulogies Memorial Services Your Choice of Location Civil Unions and Commitment Ceremonies þ mysticspirit9999@yahoo.com þ www.sharonsmalleysmith.com

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| May 12 May 25, 201116 Join us from 8:00 pm till 12:00 am at NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. in St. Petersburg, Florida as New York’s DJ Executive Realness of 21st Century Life spins the old school sounds of the 70’s, with rst class catering by Olympia Catering, Pinellas County’s premier caterer.Includes valet parking, appetizers, and two complimentary cocktails. Includes valet parking, special VIP appetizer menu, and unlimited beverages. This event benets the clients of AIDS Services Association of Pinellas, Inc. (ASAP), an afliate of the Suncoast Hospice. Tickets available at www.asapservices.org

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 17 watermark | nation+world news Deportation of partner in same-sex couple halted wire reportNewark, N.J. | A dancer from Venezuela who legally married an American man in a same-sex ceremony last year had his deportation placed on hold this month, one day after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder set aside an immigration ruling in a similar case. Henry Velandia, 27, a professional salsa dancer from Caracas, wants to be allowed to remain in the U.S. as the spouse of U.S. citizen Josh Vandiver, a 29-year-old graduate student at Princeton University. The couple resides in New Jersey but were married last year in Connecticut, one of the states where same-sex marriage is legal. On May 6, an immigration judge in Newark adjourned Velandia’s case until December, citing Holder’s decision from a day earlier. In that case, Holder set aside a Board of Immigration Appeals ruling allowing the deportation to Ireland of Paul Wilson Dorman, a gay man illegally in the U.S. who celebrated a civil union in New Jersey with his male partner. In Velandia’s case, his visitor visa expired, and he was unable to obtain a green card, or permanent resident status, through an employer. Because the federal government doesn’t recognize the couple’s marriage, Vandiver was not able to sponsor Velandia, as a heterosexual person could sponsor a spouse. “It’s amazing, I’m in shock,’’ Velandia said of the judge’s decision. “I am thankful I can going.’’ Attorney Lavi Soloway, who is representing Velandia and is the founder of an advocacy group Immigration Equality, said he was pleased with the New Jersey judge’s decision, and with Holder’s move. “The attorney general’s decision yesterday is an extraordinary development; it’s historic, it’s in an immigration case involving a bi-national same-sex couple,’’ Soloway said. | |Brazil top court recognizes same-sex civil unions wire reportSao Paulo, Brazil | Brazil’s high court has ruled that same-sex civil unions must be recognized, a decision welcomed as a watershed by gay activists who also hope it will cool rising violence against homosexuals in Latin America’s most populous nation. The ruling, however, stopped short of legalizing gay marriage in Brazil, which has more Roman Catholics than any other country. The Catholic Church fought the measure. In a vote May 5, all but one of the 11 Supreme Court justices backed civil union rights for same-sex couple. One justice abstained. The court ruled that gay couples deserve the same legal rights as heterosexual pairs of a partner who dies and inheritances, among other issues. In Latin America, gay marriage is legal only in Argentina and Mexico City. “This is a historic moment for all Brazilians, not just homosexuals. This judgment will change everything for us in society—and for the better,’’ said Marcelo Cerqueira with the gay rights group Grupo Gay da Bahia. ``Gays, lesbians and transsexuals will be recognized as being more human. We’ll be more accepted by having our rights honored.’’ Grupo Gay da Bahia said in a recent report that 260 gays were murdered in 2010 in Brazil, The request for the Supreme Court to recognize civil unions came two years ago largely because legislation that would give same-sex couples the rights enjoyed by married heterosexual couples has been stalled in Congress for more than a decade. | | Mass. high court nominee Lenk confirmedState appeals court judge Barbara Lenk, an out lesbian, will be the first openly gay justice on Massachusetts’ highest court. The Governor’s Council voted 5-3 on May 4 to approve Lenk for the Supreme Judicial Court. She will now be a member of the court that issued a landmark ruling in 2003 making Massachusetts the first state to allow same-sex marriage. Lenk married her long-time partner after that vote. Lil B Receives Threats For ‘I’m Gay’ Album TitleRapper Lil B has received death threats after announcing April 16 at Coachella music festival that his next album would be titled I’m Gay. “People been hitting me up like, ‘I’m gonna bash your head in,’ ‘you faggot,’ ‘I’m gonna kill you,’” Lil B said. “A lot of my supporters have turned on me.” In response to allegations that the title was a gimmick, Lil B told MTV, “I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation and that’s why I’m doing it.” briefs www.dmimmigration.comAn Immigration & Nationality Law Firm ExclusivelyRepresenting All Clients Fairly!Bu sinemmi gration am mmi gration sylum iti zenship a sidency Dep ortati on/ valJohn C. Miotke Florida-wide oce locations: St. Petersburg 727.565.4405 (T) Orlando407.965.2455 (T) Plantation954.358.4959 (T) Jacksonville904.746.4344 (T)

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| May 12 May 25, 201120 NOW IN THE DESIGN DISTRICT!1030 North Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 THANK YOUFlorida eatrical Association and True Marketing for allowing stted to be your design partner on the G B A W S On the second Sunday of Easter, just after midnight, Osama bin Laden, leader of a global network of terrorist cells and the person many the world over held singularly responsible for the devastation and loss of Sept.11, 2001, was captured and killed by U.S. Special Forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. I know there are many and mixed emotions among those of us receiving the news of the death of someone who terrorized the world. People from 88 nations died in the World Trade Towers that early fall day almost 10 years ago, and people in Bali, in Somalia, in London and around the globe fell victim to a violence national boundaries could not control. I remember so clearly, as someone living in the United States, how it seemed the world came together around such a senseless loss of life on our shores and all the sorrow it garnered. I remember clearly our church in New York City struggling to provide pastoral care to its membership—one who’d lost 30 coworkers but himself survived because it was his day off; one who’d lost 12 coworkers but survived because he was on his honeymoon; one who’d cousin and the congregation itself, losing Renee Barrett Arjun, long-time member of MCCNY, who had made it out of the North Tower, but subsequently died of the internal burns to her lungs. The U.S. did the right thing in providing for Osama bin Laden what his cruelty and violence denied many human beings of many faiths and nationalities—a decent burial. Nothing more is necessary or required of us than to join God in weeping over the loss of so many lives and the devastation and targeting of so many others—and perhaps, for those of us with the faith to do so, to join God in mourning the loss of a human being who long ago sold his soul to the power of violence and hatred. Though I can understand the impulse to rejoice in bin Laden’s demise, I cannot, as a spiritual leader and minister of the Gospel, countenance the celebration of anyone’s death. I take as my guide now, as I did 10 years ago, not only the Scriptures I reverence, but the people whose losses were most direct and most personal. Though some say they are relieved that one of the world’s foremost terrorists is dead, many also confess the lack of closure or consolation his death provides. As I look back to that day of devastation and forward to the memorials we will all be part of on this upcoming 10th anniversary, I believe the important things we learned about human beings overall that day were things like the durability of love and its power to triumph over every evil. To a one, the people who perished on Sept. 11 and who were able to call or email or text someone before their deaths, said this: Remember, I love you. That’s what I’m trying to remember right now—that they loved us and now join the angels and saints in praying for us and for our world. I trust that their prayers are for the healing of hatred and the renouncing of violence and greed and religious intolerance and all the things that tear us apart. I hope that you will join me in praying with them now that our world heal itself of its cruelty and sorrow, so that one day we may live like the brothers and sisters we all felt ourselves to be that bright and crisp day 10 years ago. That, I believe, would be the greatest tribute we could offer to those loved and lost and the most effective counter to terrorism and fear. | |Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson is the moderator for Metropolitan Community Churches. I cannot, as a spiritual leader and minister of the Gospel, countenance the celebration of anyone’s death.guestcolumn Bin Laden’s death brings mixed emotionsRev. Elder Nancy Wilsonwatermark | viewpoint ANNOUNCE IT. RENT IT. SELL IT. POST IT. watermarkclassi eds

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 25 It was with glee usually reserved for major personal accomplishments or new Kelly Clarkson albums that I heard the news that Glenn Beck’s show on Fox News was being cancelled. Beck is one of an exhausting number of political ‘pundits’ who depend on shrieking polemic and manipulative spin to advance their agenda. Like some sweaty, over-aged frat boy, he belittled his opponents not with the power of his brain, but with the volume of his voice, unsubstantiated rhetoric and name-calling. But he is by no means alone. Bill O’Reilly. þ  Ann Coulter. Donald Trump. And it’s not just Republicans. I might agree with most of Keith Olbermann’s points of view but he delivers them in the same infantile, garrulous manner as those he disagrees with so violently. Add to these the proliferations of gossips sites and ‘entertainment’ news programs that have encrusted themselves national consciousness, making Charlie Sheen’s arrested development headline news. What isn’t enormously mean-spirited and red-faced is downright insipid. Snooki speaking at Rutgers. Perez Hilton drawing penises and farts on pictures of celebrities. The inexplicable ubiquity of Paris Hilton, Spencer Pratt and all things Real Housewife. In sum, all of these media images represent a massive, assaultive dumbingdown of our discourse, where verbal bullying, so reviled in our high schools (of late), and the celebration of the stupid, have become the baseline of communication in our democracy. There was a time not that long ago when news agencies presented the facts, and, as Betty White recently said, celebrities behaved themselves in public. Americans were allowed to draw their own conclusions without Sarah Palin condescending to them and stoking their fears into vote-getting (mis) directed anger. I don’t need Katie Couric telling me what to think about happenings in Egypt. I just want her to tell me what’s going on, and for her to trust that I’m smart thank you. When I was in journalism school in the 90s, that was the basic tenant: It’s not about you. It’s about the story, stupid. Now everything—from the Jersey Shore and Andy Cohen (bleh) to Anderson Cooper—is a vanity play. These days, 90% of the programming on ‘news’ networks isn’t news. It’s punditry and advocacy journalism. Fox News isn’t a news network, it’s the hometown newsletter of the Republican Party. On Election Night 2008, Fox had a blinding phalanx of archconservative Republicans as their analysis team for the night. There wasn’t a dissenting view to be found. CNN, meanwhile, which scores higher on my list but still barely would get a passing grade for genuinely objective journalism, had William Fucking Bennett on their panel. The Fox News tagline has been “Fair and Balanced” for more than a decade. So I’m the only one who thinks that’s the single most farcical piece of marketing ever? But, shhhh. Don’t frighten the bully! In her song ‘Stupid Girls,’ P!nk asked: “Where have all the smart people gone?” It’s an excellent question. And it’s easy, as a free thinker and a Democrat, to call all of this some right-wing attempt to prop up antiquated beliefs into a party platform. But unfortunately it goes far deeper. Our very own community engages in behavior that is counterproductive to grace and a measured discourse. Gay men for a long time have depended on considered sexy. ‘Young, dumb and full of cum” is held up as a sexual ideal and men of substance, but with less than a 6 pack, are not as valued. So where have all the smart people gone? And more to my point here, where have all our smart people gone? They’re still around, but too many cloak themselves in far too ‘hot.’ Where their sexuality is driving their appearance, and driving it to extremes. I’m all for freedom of expression (Duh! Writing!), but someone who has swallowed whole the leather template, for example, complete with outsized facial hair and excessive body jewelry and tattoos, would be a hard hire for me as a manager in a business context. If you ghettoize yourself, don’t be surprised when that’s where you end up. The ‘bear’ who dresses like a trucker but who is actually a programmer. ‘Twinks’ who obsess over appearance instead of accomplishments. Older gay men desperately clinging to clothes and attitudes that aren’t age-appropriate. The same tattoos and the same piercings in the same places. It’s all depressingly unoriginal for a group of people who should know better, and have the mental and creative faculties to be unique individuals instead of just another bear, twink or jock. With the mind-numbingly endless and unedited stream of information available in contemporary America, it’s easy to get lazy. You have to be careful and thoughtful about the information you let in. But gay Americans are uniquely positioned to be thought leaders in this area. Times have a’changed, my friends. Yes, gay slurs still exist, but that’s how they are referred to in the press now. Slurs. This is our window to show them how it’s done. We can show everyone that we are people of substance in an undisciplined world. We can elevate the discourse again. Starting with ourselves. | | watermark | viewpoint HIVLiving withThe INROADS Trial for HIV Patients with Limited Treatment ExperienceTo qualify you must:Be HIV positive Be at least 18 years of age Be taking HIV medications with a current viral load of 500 copies and a T-cell count of 50 or higher, or have never taken HIV medications but have some HIV drug resistance Participation / Withdrawal is completely voluntary Study participants will receive study-related labs, exams and study medication at no charge. 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| May 12 May 25, 201126 watermark | viewpoint mailDuncan story right on markLiz Langley’s article on Orlando’s MBA President Gina Duncan in issue 18.09 was right on the mark! I recently asked Dr. Kathleen Farrell how many transgender individuals—Male to Female and Female to Males—she thought were in the Greater Tampa Bay area. Her reply was, “maybe 25,000!” Having transitioned in Tampa, I’ve met a great community of “T’s.” I hope to see more for Pride!Stephanie Nichols ClearwaterBirthers won’t restIn June, 2008, Republican Presidential hopefuls began talking about the existence of a videotape in which Michelle Obama gave a racial inflammatory speech, railing against “Whitey.” Republican bloggers and commentators would confidently promise to release the tape in a day or two, and told the media to sit tight. Of course, the tape never appeared, never existed, but to this day, you’ll find the same crowd talking of the tape as if it were undisputed fact. And today, pundits assure us that, since Obama has released his long-form birth certificate, the so-called “birther controversy” can now be laid to rest. I disagree. Such a claim assumes that Republican Presidential candidates are interested in facts. That’s a huge assumption. You can expect the baseless “birther” controversy to be in the news for a long time.Craig Waits Via E-mailWhy still in Afghanistan?Osama bin Laden is dead, so why are we still in Afghanistan? Are we there because the nation would collapse in our absence? Talk to anyone who’s been there, and they’ll tell you it already has. If we left, would Afghanistan fall into the hands of terrorists? Well, Afghanistan’s current leaders seem better friends with our enemies than with us. So what’s a good reason to stay? For Afghan women, who would become enslaved under a backward theology that forbids women to be educated? If that simple humanitarian reason is why we are still in Afghanistan, then President Obama should say so. But it seems that trusting the public with a clear choice is harder than catching the world’s most wanted man. C. Beattie Via e-mail “The article on Orlando’s MBA President Gina Duncan was right on the mark!”—S þtT E þpP H þaA NIE þNN ICH þoO L þsS Send all correspondence to Editor@WatermarkOnline.com. Letters may be edited for space or clarity. Opinions expressed in reader mail do not reflect those of Watermark’s staff. A new poll will be posted to the homepage this week. Be sure to visit WatermarkOnline.com and let us know what YOU think!Do you inhabit traditional gender roles in your relationship?AT W þaA TERM þa A RKONLINE.C þo O M, þw W E þa A SKED Y þo O U: 22% No. Neither of us inhabit either traditional gender role. Yes, but I take the role of the gender opposite of what I am. Yes. I take the role of the gender I am. r fntbr Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representation of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the documents required to be furnished by developer to a buyer or a lessee. Price, features, amenities and square footage are approximate and subject to change without notice. Information believed to be accurate but is not warranted. tnt nnn tnt nnn ntnn nnnnt ntntn nnnt WHAT A VUE! 67% top web commentsDon’t be left out of the community conversation! Head over to WatermarkOnline.com, register and start telling us what YOU think!On Frank Kameny being featured in a display at the Library of Congress: “Dr. Kameny is the subject of David Carter’s latest project. Carter wrote the book that the PBS doc Stonewall Uprising is based on.”—campscottie On bisexuals ghting for recognition within LGBT community: “Glad this was covered. It’s funny that the acronym is “GLBT,” because when it comes down to discussion on issues and recognition, that’s pretty much the order of the letters’ worth and that needs to change. The Gs get the most attention, then the Ls, then the B and the T.”—OutOnTheTownMagazine“I don’t really think it works to insinuate that Trans folks have “made it” more than bisexuals have.”—ElainaGibbs11%

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 29 watermark | viewpointTeresa Jacobs was elected Mayor of Orange County last November. Soon thereafter, and with Jacobs’ meaningful behind-the-scenes endorsement, the county passed a comprehensive human rights ordinance that protects gay, lesbian and transgender residents from discrimination. Then, just months after being sworn in, Jacobs presided over the county commission’s near-unanimous approval of domestic partner This places Orange County in line with Orlando and progressive municipalities like Tallahassee, Gainesville, Tampa and Broward and Miami-Dade counties. And it helps set a pitch-perfect tone for Jacobs’ term as the most powerful elected a recession, coupled with enlightened social policy for an evolving community. I endorsed Jacobs’ opponent for Orange County Mayor, citing what I believed to be her limited view of LGBT equality. “How can I be complicit in governance by someone who sees me as less than equal, less than fully human?” I wrote back in October. Several have asked whether I’m now willing to issue a mea culpa. I don’t think that’s warranted. But I want to express my admiration for Jacobs, and my growing In a short time, and in the context of issues critical to the LGBT community, Jacobs has displayed something precious in political discourse: a willingness to listen, consider different perspectives and (gasp!) change her mind. I interviewed Jacobs last August. Back then, her opinions on LGBT matters were confused and uninspiring. “I struggle with the idea of requirements for private employers, especially in this economy,” she said about a rights ordinance. “I don’t think we need more regulation, so I would set that aside in the ‘largely undecided’ camp.” Even more equivocal was her statement “I’m still wrestling with the issue,” she said. “Philosophically I think we should do it. But I want to know the cost, and I want to Jacobs clearly considered these matters, even though they were likely not critical to her election. She spoke with her staff, local LGBT activists like Mary Meeks, and I suspect her family—she has four children with ages ranging from Will & Grace to Glee. The result: clarity and a willingness to lead. Contrast Jacobs’ earlier statements with last month. “I believe this policy is fair,” she said. “All people deserve to be treated compassionately. I think tolerance is something this community can do better.” Most politicians won’t admit they are a work in progress. Some never change their minds at all! We suffer the tragic consequences of these fragile egos. Think “weapons of mass destruction.” Those whose minds change tend to fall into two camps. Vacillators, like former Gov. Charlie Crist, are opportunists with shallow rudders and little leadership capability. Contemplators, like Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Bill Clinton, take longer to change course. They view issues from a multitude of perspectives, but the resulting decisions—tortured as they may be—are more likely to be endorsed by history. Consider Lincoln, who at one time thought slaves should be repatriated to a different country. It took three years of Civil War before he issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring slaves to be free Americans. This could hardly be characterized as the decision of a weak or uncertain man. When it comes to LGBT equality, Sen. John McCain is a vacillator and President Obama is a contemplator. In fact, Obama’s statement that his views on same-sex marriage are “constantly evolving” could be a mantra for the contemplative leader. “I struggle with this,” he elaborated some months ago. “I have friends and people who work for me who are in strong, long-lasting gay or lesbian unions. They are extraordinary people, and this is something they care deeply about.” Can there be any doubt where his internal debate will lead, or whether it will be on the right side of history? Jacobs is on a similar journey, and I think with her “my way or the highway” handling of an arts center whose time has come. But the steps she has taken on LGBT issues give leader for our community—one centered enough to reconsider positions previously taken, and strong enough to value what is right over what is pragmatic. During our interview, I asked Jacobs how she would counsel a gay teen with disapproving parents. “Sometimes in life our beliefs are challenged,” she said. “Most of us will use that as an opportunity to reassess our belief systems. When faced with this, most parents will choose to love their child and recognize that maybe they’ve been wrong. It won’t be easy, and it may take them a little time, but my advice would be to have the conversation.” | | perspective PUBLISHER’S The glory of the open mindTom DyerTom@WatermarkOnline.com Most politicians won’t admit they are a work in progress. Some never change their minds at all!

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 31 watermark | theaterOrlando | Early on in the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, the gay factor started to become a topic of discussion. Was Fringe too gay? Why do people always want to see the gay stuff? It’s a fair question since a majority of the runaway hits at Fringe have had some homo element to them. It stands to reason: while Orlando does peek out of its homogenized shell here and there (and more and more, thankfully), for two decades this festival has provided our citizens with a once-a-year done than the LGBT community? This look into “what’s gay at Fringe” will inevitably be left wanting; it’s a near impossible task to report everything that’s gay in this year’s Fringe. You’ll see the work of people from our community all over Fringe— like Brendan O’Connor’s prop work in Miss Sammy Bakes a Cake or Michael Horn musical directing PANDEMONIUM for Greater Orlando Actors Theatre—and the omnipresent Lady Gaga will be making an appearance at Fringe (with Gov. Scott, no less), with someone’s hand up her ass in an adult puppet show, Punch & Judy. Maybe it would be best to think of what follows as the gayest of this year’s Fringe; then again, we just can’t be certain.the local offerings[title of show] This fun nugget tells the phenomenal (by theatre geek standards, at least) story of a foursome of actors taking a play from inception to Broadway. The hook of the original production was that the actors on stage were telling their own story up to the moment, so you’ll have to look past the fact that you’ll be seeing actors playing those actors, but with a cast this solid—not to mention a score of some of the most fun tunes to come out of Broadway in a while, penned by two ’mos— this should be easy to do. On top of that, you’ll be in the proven hands of Kenny Howard and Micheal Wanzie, the co-directing team. Die! Mommie! Die! / Thom Pain (based on nothing)A couple of other offerings fall into the same previously existing script category. Die! Mommie! Die!, by queer theatre royalty Charles Busch, will be staged by Hampton Arts Management in collaboration with The University of Tampa. Self-proclaimed “oldest living Fringe vet” David Lee will star in Thom Pain (based on nothing), a one-man show by Will Eno which originated in London. “Astonishing in its impact” is what The New York Times ordinary man sifting through the wreckage of his life, with extraordinary results. Suckers / Big Queer HoottenannyTod Kimbro may not technically qualify these days for the child part of the wunderkind label he earned in 1998 with his play Suckers, but the “wunder” part is true now more than ever. Kimbro brings Suckers back to Fringe this year, as a musical. Plus, he has teamed with the vivacious Blue in Big Queer Hoottenanny; the show of comedy and music presents Blue in a different light than Fringe audiences are used to—as a singer.WinifredThat Bitch! year when they allowed Dewey Chaffee to apply for Fringe without announcing the title to his show, contrary to Fringe policy. (Naturally any complaining was done over pitchers of beer at Paradise as opposed to any formal complaint.) The reason for secrecy became clear in March when Dewey announced this year he would be playing Winifred, the heretofore thought deceased wife of his infamous character Wayburn Sassy. You’ll have to catch WinifredThat Bitch! to catch came to be not so dead after all.Miss Sammy Bakes a CakeUnsurprising for Fringe, Chaffee won’t be the only man in a dress. Miss Sammy (Sam Singhaus) returns to Fringe with Miss Sammy Bakes a Cake. Having tried most every form of entertainment, including Broadway, Miss Sammy stumbles upon something she hasn’t done: the cooking-variety-talk show format. Conceived by Margaret Nolan (Lilly and Lila’s Lovely Lesbian Hour) the show is written by John Ryan (My Pal Bette), who also appears, with additional material by Singhaus. A bevy of special guests will include Mark Baratelli, Carol Lee, and Rob Ward’s Pepe.SquattersWhen Jeremy Seghers does Fringe, you can bet it will be a little different. One year he teamed with the talented and demure Heather Henson to tell a fable about mountain top removal using puppets, another year he presented a performance art piece in which nothing happened—literally—which, in some cases, pissed off audience members. To this year’s fest, Seghers brings Squatters, a 30 minute improvised sitcom which, among many other things, features out actor Landon Price playing a gay actor who plays a straight character.Heaven Help Us!In the past, Jeff Jones has publicly made fun of writers who pen sequels, so it is ironic that he is returning to Fringe with the third—and popular Hell series, Heaven Help Us! The comedy reteams Doug Ba’aser, Elizabeth Murff, Kevin Bee, and Jones himself as Satan; added to the cast are Josh Paul and Fringe favorite Janine Klein, as Adam and Eve respectively. God (Murff), as the premise goes, Continued on page 37 | | Work that FRINGE! 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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 33 Everything Must Go(Starring Will Ferrell, Michael Pea, Rebecca Hall, Laura Dern) One of the nicest things Hollywood occasionally does is allow actors to stretch. In the humane comedy Everything Must Go, Will Ferrell takes a more dramatic approach to his famous jerk-wad characters (Anchorman, Talladega Nights). In truth, the shift is more in tone— Ferrell is still unpleasant here—but it’s Ferrell is an inveterate suburban alcoholic. For years, his addiction hasn’t affected his success in corporate sales. However, a nasty bender at a convention She leaves all his possessions on their lawn. to live in his front yard. But frank, tough love and support from his friends (Pea, Hall, Dern) start to break down the drunk’s stubbornness. Comedic performers like Ferrell are often also secretly competent dramatic actors (as Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Tom Hanks have proven.) In fact, Everything Must Go could’ve easily played like a typical Ferrell boob-fest. However, the empathetic approach, allowing Ferrell to dial down the ass-fueled bravado. And even though there are a couple unbelievable coincidences, and some parts of the story seem short-shifted, Everything Must Go steers clear of the more obvious clichs. In short, it’s a nice but not altogether earth-shattering career move for Ferrell. For audiences, it’s a charming little tale about an alcoholic butthead at a crossroads in his life.Winter in Wartime(Starring Martjin Lakemeier, Raymond Thiry, Jamie Campbell Bower, Melody Klaver) This Dutch WWII drama is visually stark and tense. It’s also somewhat unbelievable and inconsistent. The facts here may be loosely based on a true story, but it feels like the truth morphed over time in the minds of the people involved. The young teenager Lakemeier is the son of Thiry, the kowtowing mayor of a small Dutch town overrun by Nazis. The clumsy kid is nonplussed by his father’s sly, deferential treatment of the SS troops in order to keep the starving berg peaceful. Lakemeier is both protected by his father’s he and his pals steal Nazi artifacts. So, when given a task behind enemy lines, the boy jumps at the chance. While completing his British soldier (Campbell Bower) and sets to protect him. Can you already sense there is a lot going like a mash-up of other, much better WWII good, but he cannot hold together a story where the dad is both wimpy and sneaky, and the Nazis vacillate between vicious and kind. Soon, the sullen sister is asked for help, the Nazis start torturing poor old dad, and then it all devolves into a point, Winter in Wartime has lost us all in the woods around that little Dutch village.Thor(Starring Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston) It’s probably not a thunderous shock that Thor comes with a heaping helping of Nordic cheese. What else can we expect from a hammer-wielding superhero linking Marvel comics back to the Viking Xanadu and some He-Man. However, director Kenneth Branagh also brings a hint of Shakespeare as well as some humor that saves this schlocky tale. Drop-dead sexy Hemsworth (Star Trek ) is Thor, the hotheaded son of Odin (Hopkins). Both men are leaders of an alien race who have perfected travel by wormhole, inspiring worship by ancient Celtic populations. After an attack on their planet by some ice giant aliens, Thor goes vigilante, and dad banishes his son to Earth. In exile, Thor meets the sexy scientist Portman. It’s nigh impossible to inject any reality into this silly stuff. Nor is there much chance for a deep, meaningful story, because the premise—based on the classic Stan Lee work—is just too goofy. Branagh and his actors take a dual approach, committing to to make Thor’s Valhalla-like homeland, and “rainbow bridge” time travel not look a little gay-fabulous. 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| May 12 May 25, 201134 Ten years have passed since Stevie Nicks released her last solo album, but she’s still the same gay-loved goddess of earthy rock she built her legend on. The new release, In Your Dreams, is exactly how the gypsy queen left us—with that uniform sense of mystical otherworldliness that’s made Nicks a go-her-own-way virtuoso since her days with Fleetwood Mac. White horses, vampire tales and ethereal love parables all project after reuniting with Fleetwood Mac for 2003’s Say You Will. Nicks recently spoke with us about taking a trip to “the magical world of fairies and angels,” the dress drag queens love, and how her own music motivated her to lose a dozen pounds. WATERMARK: Why did it take so long to release another solo album? STEVIE NICKS: Even though I haven’t made another solo record in 10 years, I’ve been making music solid since Trouble in ShangriLa. I came off the road from 135 shows in 2005 with Fleetwood Mac and was going to make a record, and the business people around me said, “We don’t think you should do it because the music business is in chaos”—you know, with internet piracy, which was really hitting us in the face in 2005—“and it’s just going to be a really emotional pull on you. We don’t think you should do it. Tour while you can, do big shows and sell lots of tickets, that’s what you can do.” And I just was stupid enough to kind of go, “OK.” When did you wise up? At the end of the Fleetwood Mac tour in 2009. We were in Australia, and I wrote the “Moonlight” song [from In Your Dreams] there, and when I got done with that song—I Brisbane—there was a piano. I stood up and I said to my assistant, “I’m ready to make a record now.” older self with your younger self. How do you feel now versus then? That’s why the little girl that’s in the video, Kelly to be the 25-year-old Stevie, and then there’s the older Stevie. That song was written why you see her leaving the white horse and then you see me leaving the white horse and then we’re both together, because in my dreams as a little girl that white horse was very important. [While shooting the video] we looked down out of my bedroom window and saw this horse—and there was a fog machine on and the actual sun was coming through all the evergreens in my backyard—and I was like, “That can’t possibly be real.” If that horse had a horn you would’ve thought, “Okay, I’ve died and gone to fairyland.” know a lot of gays adore you. I know. I’m glad. All these visions that I see, I love when people get them. Sometimes people don’t get it, you know, and I love when people do, because I think that everybody needs to move into that magical world sometimes. A lot of people do not ever move into the magical land of fairies and angels and they just live in the hardcore miserable world that this world is right now. It’s chaotic, horrible, there’s nothing we can do—it’s such a bummer. When did you know you were a gay icon? When “Night of a Thousand Stevies” [a New York City-based salute to Stevie Nicks featuring impersonators] started happening 20 years ago, it was a clue. And you know, I always felt it was because I was not a fashion statement like Madonna was. I’m very different than her; she’s very chameleonon in the video. The eye makeup she has on is the makeup that I’ve been wearing since high school. I don’t change much. I think a lot of gay people can admire that I do, and I think that brings a little bit of comfort to my audience. I still have the two girls singing with me, because I love them and they’re my dear friends. But I could’ve been changing background singers every year, and I chose to stay with Sharon [Celani] and Lori [Nicks] because the sound of the three of us is comforting to my audience. And those clothes are comforting to my audience. Glee recently dedicated an entire episode to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album. How do you feel about having your work on a show that’s been so controversial regarding using other artists’ songs? You know, I went down there when they were doing “Landslide” and I stayed there for thing. I watched Gwyneth [Paltrow] and Brittany [Heather Morris] and Santana [Naya Rivera] sing the song 50 times, and I had such a good time. What I was very touched by was that Lea Michele, who plays Rachel, said to me, “You know, in all the big songs that we’ve done, which is many, nobody’s ever called us or come down or even written a note thanking us for doing ‘Jessie’s Girl’ or a Journey song.” They do such great versions of all these songs; the original writers cannot fault them. They’re goes, “Nobody except you has ever come down and told us that they thought we were doing a good job.” And I thought that was so sad. Very, very disrespectful. As someone whose music has spanned how does it feel working with a new generation of performers like the Glee at the Grammys? I love that. A lot of the songs they love are songs that I wrote when I was really young. “Landslide” was written old woman. They love a song that was written So I’m thrilled, and I don’t write any just go to the piano—inspired by something that happens to me—with a cup of tea, incense | | watermark | music stevie nicks: a fairy taleRO þckCK L þeE G þenEN D O þnN GAY þsS G þettinETTIN G H þer ER , GL þee EE þc C O þntr NTR O þvers VERS Y A þn N D F þirst IRST þsS OLO ALBUM þin IN A D þec EC AD þe E chris azzopardi For Stevie Nicks, watching the Glee cast perform her song Landslide was as inspirational as it was humbling. “We can all stay friends and we can all be in this world and we can rise above everything else for a minute.”—STEVIE NICK þsS

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| May 12 May 25, 201136 Lakeland | “Working for Rolling Stone I sort of built who I am,” photographer Annie Leibovitz once observed during a Time magazine interview. “I learned, at a very young age, that what I did mattered.” Photographs are magic in their ability to freeze a moment in time. A gifted photographer can translate that moment in an image that will live within our psyche for longer than we are aware. Consider a Rolling Stone cover shot by Leibovitz named “Best Magazine Cover from the Past 40 Years” by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2005. It depicts John Lennon, vulnerably naked, wrapped around the love of his life, Yoko Ono. You can picture it in your mind, no doubt. Five hours after this iconic picture was taken, Lennon was assassinated. Rolling Stone published the cover without a headline, without words save their name. What Annie Leibovitz does, matters. Lakeland’s Polk Museum of Art (PMA) is hosting “Annie Leibovitz: Women,” a touring exhibit of more than 60 photographs that originated as a book project. The book, Women, was published by Random House in 1999—the exhibit premiered at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. the same year—with an essay by intellectual Susan Sontag, Leibovitz’s partner from 1989 until Sontag’s death in 2004. “One thing that happened with the book is Annie made it clear to anyone that she was shooting, that she was doing this book project. She wanted any kind of assignment that she could get of women to be used in magazine or in advertising, but that she could also use secondary short, or other shots, for the book,” said Tim Hossler, former in-house art director for the Annie Leibovitz Studio, speaking at the PMA opening on April 2. To illustrate his point, Hossler presented a photo of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams in a Got Milk? ad shot by Leibovitz, then a different shot from the same photo shoot. Both photos are arresting, though the and each has intelligibly different purpose: one to sell a product, the other to glimpse the strength of these beautiful women. A photographic series of showgirls Leibovitz shot for The New Yorker served as the basis for Women. A photo in color pictured the performer in full costume, a corresponding black and white photograph revealed the woman in her everyday life, as a mother for example. Among the images are well-known women such as Betty Ford, Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey, and Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor (the judges appear in the photograph together, but were shot separately, apparently refusing to sit together). These luminaries share wall space with women who are not well known, but their contribution to the world is celebrated through Leibovitz’s lens. While attending the San Francisco Art Institute, Leibovitz studied painting, but one of her teachers introduced her to photography and she was hooked. She continued to develop her skills for a few years, before walking into Rolling Stone— then a brand new publication—with her portfolio. It was there that she cut her teeth and gained a reputation for portraiture. She credits photojournalism with helping to mold her unique eye; being placed to the back of a crowd, she would snap a picture of an exhausted Dan Rather waiting for the President, for example. As her career progressed, demand for her work grew, even creating a rivalry for her attention between Vogue and Vanity Fair. Leibovitz enjoyed a trusted relationship with the Clinton White House to the point that she turned down a gig to shoot Monica Lewinsky. A similar relationship has developed with the Obamas; In 1989, Leibovitz was asked to photograph Susan Sontag for a bookcover, and the two fell in love. Ms. magazine cofounder Gloria Steinem remembers initially being surprised by the pairing, then feeling it made perfect sense, Leibovitz had a different reaction: “What the hell is she doing with me?” The two remain together—interestingly they never lived together, but had apartments within view of each other—until Sontag’s passing from leukemia. Due to the so-called death tax, taking over Sontag’s estate sent Leibovitz into a much publicized debt, forcing her to sell negatives (among other extremes), and making her a distressing example of marriage inequity in our country. “When I look at Annie Leibovitz’s photographs, kind of a portrait of America through all these people—a very egalitarian view, very interesting view—I think about women in this world who don’t have the right to vote, can’t speak, can’t work, aren’t allowed to walk out of the house, drive cars, uncover their faces,” outgoing PMA executive director Daniel Stetson told members at the exhibit opening. “Don’t forget that when you look at this show, when you see these proud women.” The Corcoran Gallery of Art approached Leibovitz about doing this exhibit while she was in the middle of her book project. She wanted to make the exhibit different from those of the past—she had done the small prints, framed and matted. For “Women,” she wanted to create a sense of immediacy and intimacy for the viewer; the prints are large and unframed with nothing between the viewer and subject. Interestingly, at the time the exhibit was created, despite using a printer who was on the “cutting edge,” the technology didn’t exist to make the prints the size Leibovitz wanted’ X 4’—so the viewer will notice seams in the photographs where pieces were joined. In his position as in-house art director, Hossler assisted Leibovitz each step of the way, including creating a scale model of the exhibit, using his architecture background. During his opening night remarks, Hossler shared the names of two women you won’t Diana were each scheduled for photo shoots at the time of their deaths. Their absence from Women serves as poignant proof: what Annie Leibovitz does, matters. | | “When I look at Annie Leibovitz’s photographs I think about women in this world who don’t have the right to vote, can’t speak, drive cars, uncover their faces,”—D þaA N þiI E þlL STET þsS ON, PMA þE E XECUT þi I VE D þi I RECTOR annie’s womenLAKE þlL AND HOSTS A STUNNING CO þll LL ECTION OF þA A NNIE LEIBOVITZ PORTRAITSscottie campbell The Polk Museum of Art will host “Annie Leibovitz: Women” through the end of June. | Photo courtesy PMAwatermark | photography

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| May 12 May 25, 201138 watermark | theateris throwing a party upstairs, with Moses as her stressed out event planner (excellent choice, considering tongues are still wagging about his parting of the Red Sea), and Satan is on being cast out of heaven. out of town selectionsThe Big Smoke / I love You (We're F*#ked) The Big Smoke, winner of the Canadian National Playwriting said Theatre Is Easy of Off Off Broadway production of I Love You (We’re F*#ked). Robby Pigott Tries Something New at FringeLocal favorite T. Robby Pigott offers called Robby Pigott Tries Something New at Fringe, a show he titled Something New there) where he was surprised to receive a patrons who considered the show offensive. explains exasperated by the reaction. “It’s not It’s Just Not That Gay Glee to play the piano, providing shines as in last year’s Janine Klein: Gay Bar Star. So it’s great to hear that he with It’s Just Not That Gay and stories, at the gay world. (Leavy will also be pulling the ivory for Pigott.)Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom“I can’t wait to see this show, though I have Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom show of this year’s Fringe. The show features Mouse. against censorship when the Orlando Police The Naked Guy hilarious show. Bitches appearance they toured their show Lougnezilla around the United States, Canada, Sydney, Prague, and Singapore, before settling “We’ve always felt that Orlando was the perfect place to open Bitches. The princess th | || | Fringe from p.31 1 In Miss Sammy Bakes a Cake, Miss Sammy (Sam Singhaus) takes on a new format: a cookingvariety-talk show. 2 Jeremy Seghers’ Squatters, stars Landon Price as a gay actor playing a straight character. 3 Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom presented by the Oops Guys, is one of the most anticipated works at this year’s Orlando Fringe Festival.4 The cast of [title of show], clockwise from bottom left, includes John B. deHaas, Rob Lott, Kevin Kelly, Melissa Mason, Robyn Kelly. 5 In Heaven Help Us!, Jeff Jones reprises his role of Satan, who is invited to a dinner party in Heaven, along with Moses and Adam and Eve. “I can’t wait to see this show, though I have no idea how they’ll work full frontal made nudity in to a show about Disney princesses.”—JEFF JONES, SPEAK þi I NG ABOUT D þis IS E þn N CHA þnt NT E þd D : B þit IT CHE þs S O þf F þt T HE K þingd INGD OM 2 3 5 4 1

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| May 12 May 25, 201140 watermark | event planner Pride & Passion Pride & Passion returns to the Tampa Museum of Art on Saturday, May 21, and is recognized as the official kickoff to St. Pete Pride. Randy Sullivan Central Florida Leatherman 2010, Randy Sullivan , will host a benefit to support The Center and his travel fund to compete for International Mr. Leather in Chicago at Mr. Sisters on May 21. Harvey Milk Festival Band Ha Ha Tonka will headline the Second Annual Harvey Milk Festival in Sarasota on Saturday, May 21.art[TAMPA] Pride & PassionThe Annual Pride & Passion party at the Tampa Museum of Art returns on Saturday, May 21. The official kickoff to St. Pete Pride month expects more than 500 attendees this year for a night of art, entertainment, food and drinks. This year’s featured galleries include Degas: Form, Movement and the Antique, which features 47 works by French artist Edgar Degas. Tickets are $75 or $150 for two and include annual membership to the museum, food and drinks. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Michael Terrance and the Bella Danza Dance Company. For details or to purchase tickets, visit TampaMuseum.org.music[CLEARWATER] Jackson BrowneSinging and songwriting legend Jackson Browne will return to Ruth Eckerd Hall for one night only on Wednesday, May 25, with his Solo Acoustic Tour. The music icon will play both guitar and piano while sharing songs from his entire body of work. He will also talk about his life and music career. When he performed at REH in 2002, 2005 and 2009, tickets sold out. For more information and tickets, visit RuthEckerdHall.com.[ST. PETERSBURG] Becca McCoyThe popular cabaret show The Pearl in the Hogwaller features local performer Becca McCoy at the New American Theater Center on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. The one-hour show features music from Stephen Sondheim classics to Carrie: The Musical and the Indigo Girls. For tickets and more information, visit NewAmericanTheater. org or call 727-575-9241.[ORLANDO] Tom GossAcoustic guitarist and singer Tom Goss will perform at Mr. Sisters on Sunday, May 22, to benefit The Center. The show runs from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to The Center will be accepted. film[ORLANDO] Movies Out Loud: BarbarellaWatermark Media presents its selection for its Thursday, May 12 Movies Out Loud: Barbarella, based on the popular French comic strip about striptease, sin, space and sex. Tickets are available at WatermarkOnline.com/MoviesOut-Loud. This event usually sells out, so it is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance. They are $10. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Plaza Cinema Caf, with a cocktail hour beforehand starting at 7 p.m. COO Movie NightCome Out Orlando (COO) will host a movie night at The Center on Friday, May 13. They’re screening V for Vendetta in Gallery Q. The event is free and starts at 8:30 p.m. theater[ST. PETERSBURG] A Midsummer Night’s DreamShakespeare’s must beloved comedy will be presented at the new Freefall Theatre May 12-29. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the tale of four young lovers who venture into the woods and are made sport of by the helpful machinations of magical woodland fairies. When love triangles—and rectangles—spin out of control the lovers are found struggling between what is real and what is not. The very LGBTfriendly theater is in its first season. For tickets and information, visit FreeFallTheatre.com or call 727-498-5205.[TAMPA] HairThe songs are iconic and the story is about peace, love and acceptance. What better way to celebrate the beginning of LGBT Pride season than with an evening watching Hair at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts May 24-29? The touring production is the Tony Award winning 2009 revival version will surely have guests humming and singing along to the unforgettable melodies of “Aquarius” and “Let the Sun Shine In.” For tickets and more information, visit StrazCenter.org or call 813-229-7827.[ORLANDO] 2011 Fringe FestivalOrlando’s uncensored, un-juried and accessible arts festival is celebrating 20 years this year. The 2011 Orlando Fringe Festival kicks off Wednesday, May 18, with a gala then continues through May 30. The festival is held in various theaters at The Lowndes Shakespeare Center, The Orlando REP, and some outdoor or ad hoc sites. Fringe show attendees must purchase an $8 button to attend any show, then pay admission prices set by each individual show, usually ranging from $5-$10. There are also arts activities for children, a beer garden, food vendors and art displays. To purchase tickets or get more information, visit OrlandoFringe.org. special events[SARASOTA] Harvey Milk FestivalThe celebration of all things Harvey Milk returns to Sarasota on Saturday, May 21, with the annual street festival named after the slain California politician. The second annual Harvey Milk Festival will feature headlining act Ha Ha Tonka and a slew of other local groups and bands. The festival runs from 2-10 p.m. and is free to the public along the 1300 block of 5th Street in downtown Sarasota. The event coincides with Milk’s birthday and is an effort to raise awareness for LGBT inclusion and acceptance throughout the country. For more information visit HarveyMilkFestival.com.[CLEARWATER] International AIDS candlelight memorialOn Sunday, May 15, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in will host the annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial at 6 p.m. People from across the Tampa Bay area are expected to participate in the night of reflection and displays of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, speakers and a tolling of the AIDS Memorial Bells are scheduled, along with a continuous readings of name of those who have succumbed to the illness. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is at 407 S. Saturn Ave., in Clearwater. For more information, call 727-446-7718 ext 242 or email Partnership@ AidsPartnershipInc.org[ORLANDO] Third Thursday SocialThis month, Watermark readers and advertisers are heading to the lavish Historic Dubsdread Ballroom & Courtyard for the Third Thursday Social Thursday, May 19. Dubsdread will offer complimentary butlered appetizers including Chicken Wellington, Lobster Newberg; and tabled appetizers including bruschetta, meatballs marsala, a pasta station and a carving station! First cocktail is free. Watermark will give away a free 1/4 page color ad (value $350.00), plus other gift certificates.International Mr. Leather 2011Central Florida Leatherman 2010, Randy Sullivan, will host a benefit to support The Center and his travel fund to compete for International Mr. Leather in Chicago this Memorial Day weekend. The fundraiser will be held at Mr. Sisters from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturday, May 21. There will be prizes for auction and a raffle including artwork and gifts from around the community. BOTOX The CenterAsthetiMED is providing BOTOX treatments at The Center Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. Call 407-228-8272 for an appointment. Treatments cost $200 per zone, half of which will go to The Center. Wine and appetizers will be served. Got an event you’d like to see listed in Watermark? At least two to four weeks in advance, send all pertinent info—date, time, place, cost, contact information for readers to get more details, and what the event is about—to Editor@WatermarkOnline.com, and we will feature it in the paper on a space-available basis.

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 47 Summer is here and that means it is time to break out the swimwear. As a rule, men’s swimwear fashion does not move quickly. In this issue of Watermark, several new fashions sold at Urban Body are displayed on our models, who posed at the Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach. The hotel is the site of Fire & Ice, the St. Pete Pride weekend party presented by Watermark Media and AlandChuck.travel. But there are some major developments this summer that you should know if you want to remain on the forefront of fashion. Board shorts remain the preferred cut for guys. But the guy on top of this year’s trends is wearing a board that is a little shorter and slimmer in the leg. “Throw away the baggy surf shorts and basketball shorts,” says Simon Southwood, President of Sauvage Swimwear in San Diego. “They are not cool anymore!” Besides, you work hard for those quads. Why hide them? Maui and Sons, a leader in board short designs since the 1980s, has narrowed the leg of their traditional board short this season. Park and Ronen 8-inch shorts are incredibly short, sassy and sexy. Six seconds on the big screen in 2006 set the stage for mainstreaming the square cut swim suit. Who can forget 007 (Daniel Craig), walking out of the water in that powder blue swimsuit in Casino Royale? Get Soaking WetTURN UP THE HEAT WITH SUMMER SWIMWEAR STORY BY scott moore PHOTGRAPHY BY nick cardelloContinued on page 56 | |Orange Shark Board Short by Maui and Sons Chocolate Wave Board Short by Maui and Sons

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 51 watermark | swimwear+beach WATERMARK: What was the motivation behind you opening a high-fashion clothing boutique? SCOTT MOORE: I got tired of hunting in malls for nice athletic fit clothing that was fashion forward. And, I was ready to get off the road after 12 years of covering Asia, Europe, South America and North America for the gas turbine industry. What prompted the recent relocation of your store? The opportunity to reinvent the business, move into a larger space, offer women’s clothing and have better street frontage. It was a win, win, win, win. Your clothing selection is amazing and you always look so put together. To what do you attribute your fashion sense? I never got to choose my clothing growing up. With five boys, each a year apart, I always got the hand-me-downs from what my older brothers chose. When I was finally able to buy my own clothes I was very conscious of developing my own style. Can even the unfashionable among us learn fashion sense? You can pick up things here and there, but overall, fashion sense is one of those things you either have or don’t have. That’s where we come in. With your help, this issue of Watermark showcases some of the latest trends in swimwear. But what other fashions do you see embodying the LGBT community this summer? Simple, classic and clean. Look for henley and notch neck tees and slim fit denim. Twills pants will make a big comeback this fall. Besides running Urban Body, you’ve been active in many community causes. Is there a current cause that’s near and dear to your heart right now? Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art. We are in our sixth year and the TMA has helped bring downtown Tampa alive. The location of your store (and its predecessor) is in the very gay SoHo area of Tampa. Is that on purpose? SoHo is the best neighborhood in Tampa, gay or otherwise. I love all the restaurants, bars, shops and cool people. We were among the first to move in and help build the neighborhood. Is there a difference between fashion and “gay fashion?” Not anymore. There is no difference between what our gay and our straight customers select to wear. We didn’t mainstream ourselves. I think they realized that we had it going on when it comes to fashion! If you could pick a look or style from the past that you’d like to see make a comeback, what would it be and why? It has. Hats! Hats! Hats! Drivers, fedoras, porkpies they are all funky, hip and cool! | | French Nest (407) 447-3078 visit us on Antiques Fine Vintage Linens Primitives Vintage Finds FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 1 877 368 1792 www.bootcamporida.comOPERATION FITNESS COST AS LOW AS$10PER SESSIONGUARANTEED RESULTS! LOSE WEIGHT, FIRM UP AND GET FIT WITH THIS FOUR WEEK MILITARY-STYLE CARDIOVASCULAR, ENDURANCE, STRENGTH AND FITNESS PROGRAM 3 CONVENIENT METRO ORLANDO LOCATIONS. CALL FOR DETAILSNEW CLASSES BEGIN JUNE 1ST 2011 WITH OPEN ENROLLEMENT UNTIL JUNE 8 TH 2011! 5AM, 6AM, 7AM, 8AM, 6PM (6PM MON, WED, THUR) 5AM, 6AM 6AM, 9:30AM, 6PM (6PM MON, WED, THUR) For 11 years, Urban Body has made Tampa Bay’s movers and shakers look fabulous. The SoHo (that’s South Howard for the uninitiated) clothing boutique is run by Scott Moore, who has an in-born fashion sense that keeps the newest trends alive and thriving in Tampa’s clubs, restaurants and nightlife scene. But his reach goes beyond Tampa Bay’s nightlife. Moore helped Watermark with this current Swimwear issue by providing our models with the newest swimwear and accessories. You’ll notice he also wrote the accompany story outlining trends for the 2011 summer season. Like with fashion, the Tampa resident tends to consistently update himself—and his business. Recently he relocated Urban Body to a new suite within the same complex. The larger space at 711 S. Howard Ave., Suite 100, provides more display space and accommodates his newest venture into women’s clothing. For more information on Urban Body, visit UrbanBody.com or call the new store at 813-251-5522. Moore took time from his very busy life to speak with us about his business, clothing trends and what it takes to fashionably outfit the LGBT community.A Minute With...Scott Moore OWNER, URBAN BODY steve blanchard

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| May 12 May 25, 201152 watermark | swimwear+beach (Left to Right): Batik Square Cut by Pistol Pete Sunglasses are the Jetty by Kaenon Eyewear Blue Plaid Square Cut by Sauvage Lime Volley Short by Maui and Sons Aqua Square Cut by Pistol Petephoto by nick cardello

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 53 watermark | swimwear+beach SOUTH BEACHWith trendy restaurants, arguably the best Art Deco architecture on the continent and non-stop nightlife, South Beach is a must-visit beach for LGBTs looking for that special something on the sand. The popular tourist destination also pulls in its fair share of celebrities, trendy youth and upper crust LGBTs with money to burn.SMATHER þsS BEACHThere is an ongoing argument that Key West isn’t as gay as it once was—but that doesn’t mean it still doesn’t have massive LGBT appeal. The wildly popular Smathers Beach is one of the island’s best known beach destinations. It has shallow, warm waters, virtually no undertow and is surrounded by Caribbean-Mexican swarmed with LGBT locals and vacationers. þHH AULOVER BEACHOf course Florida’s only legal nude beach would be an LGBT destination, but remember, it’s not just the LGBTs that enjoy total body tanning. Haulover Beach in Miami is one of the most beautiful and frequentlyused clothing-optional beaches in the country, let alone Florida. The beach proudly declares its nude beach status and perimeters with signs. Beautiful, laidback and accepting of everyone, naturists of all genders, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and physical build visit this beach. Florida Beaches guide says visitors shouldn’t be surprised to see more than a thousand sunbathers getting all-over tans along the half-mile stretch of pure white sand. The beach also includes a gay nude section and a designated area for nude volleyball.FORT þLL AUDERDALE BEACHFort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors are both weekend destinations for Central and West Florida LGBTs. But the city of Fort Lauderdale has near several LGBT businesses and accommodations. The beach covers more than a block along Sebastian Street, is more laid back than Miami’s offerings and eye candy is a guarantee in the right warm weather.PA þssSS þAA GRILLEMost travel guides refer to Pinellas about it for years. The stretch of beach near St. Pete Beach has unique shops, an eccentric ambience and a bustling atmosphere in the summer. While the shoreline is small compared to our state’s other big beaches, it’s a great place to hunt for pink shells while checking out wood-framed houses overlooking the gulf.SUN þsS ET BEACHNo LGBT beach list would be complete without Sunset Beach. This long stretch of white sandy beach on the tip of Treasure Island is a mile south of the popular straight bar Caddy’s, which offers plenty of eye candy to passersby. Sunset Beach is the old home to Bedrox, which was a gay beach bar that thrived there in been replaced with a city-run pavilion, LGBTs gather at the site every warm weekend—and especially on Sundays. Visitors bring music, drinks and offer a party atmosphere. Or, for those wanting to relax with a book, the vast expanse of beach south toward a jetty offers a quiet respite. þNN ORTH þLL IDO BEACHFor those wanting some privacy on the water, North Lido Beach in Sarasota is a perfect retreat. The beach is so secluded that it used to Today the half-mile stretch of sand is behind a residential area and is ideal for those romantic strolls with your partner. North Lido is less than a mile away from St. Armands Circle, which offers outdoor shopping and restaurant choices that can complete the perfect day of sun worshipping.PONTE þVV EDRA BEACHAbout 20 miles southeast of Jacksonville sets Ponte Vedra Beach, where legend says Spanish adventurer quest for the Fountain of Youth. Today the beach is a golfer’s paradise and home to the PGA Tour and the World Golf Hall of Fame. LGBT friendly businesses offer an inviting atmosphere in a historic district rich in Florida’s Spanish heritage. | | Cool off on hot shoresFLORIDA’ þsS þLL GB þTT þfF RIENDLY þbB EACHE þsS þspSP AN THE ENTIRE þs S TATE steve blanchardT to an inviting temperature. But for LGBTs looking for summer fun on Florida’s sandy shores, sometimes more is required than just a postcard-perfect view. We need like-minded crowds and welcoming cities. According to Florida Beaches Guide, maintained by Tsavo Media out of Canada, LGBT businesses and resident Of course, with nearly 1,200 miles of shoreline, naming every beach would be impossible in this space. However, here are a few top LGBT Florida beaches based on Tsavo Media’s guide: photo by nick cardello

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| May 12 May 25, 201156 watermark | swimwear+beach While gay men had already adopted this suit, it took 007 to make it cool for straight guys to wear this style as well. Pistol Pete and Sauvage Swimwear do an excellent job in this category. The new item just hitting retail is the lycra board short. It covers less than a traditional board short but more than a square cut swimsuit. It is, by far, the sexiest style to hit the runway this year. be the fashion leaders. But look for this style to hit full stride by next spring! Another trend that is just beginning is the volley short. This swimmer is styled after the shorts worn by beach volleyball players. With an elastic band, movement Skimpy swimsuits have been fading for the guys the past few seasons. The 2-inch racer is dead in the water and will make you stand out like a sore thumb. If you are determined to buy a racer-style suit, the Brazilian style swimsuit is your best option. The Brazilian cut is a cross between a full square cut and a racer cut, with a half-inch side. Swimwear manufacturer, Ca-Rio-Ca, is on the top of their game in this category. And guys, thongs belong under your pants, not on the beach! As far as color goes, look for swimwear to follow tee shirt trends by featuring bright colors and neon “Bold colors are making a big comeback in the Caribbean and South Beach,” says Southwood. So that trend should translate to the rest of the country soon. He adds that if you are not comfortable with color, “black and navy are perennial favorites.” Plaids are going to be huge this season. They bring back memories of glamorous Hollywood in the age of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant. Traditional hibiscus and Hawaiian tribal prints remain strong as well. Southwood, who designed the swimsuit on the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, says that “for women, triangle and halter tops continue to be the most popular, but with built in padding, and even push-up underwire.” Summer is a time for hot bodies and fun in the water—but that doesn’t mean you should leave your fashion sense at home. There are plenty of options in 2011 to look hot and fashionable on Florida’s beaches or when you’re lounging by the pool. For more information on styles, visit UrbanBody.com. For details and tickets for the Fire & Ice Party during St. Pete Pride weekend, visit WatermarkOnline. com and click on the Fire & Ice logo. | || | Swimwear from p.47 Hibiscus Board Short by Maui and Sons (black/grey) Left: Football Lace Up by Sauvage Right: Lycra Board Short by Sauvage (with Kaenon Sunglasses )photos by nick cardello PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION Postcard Inn, St. Pete Beach

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| May 12 May 25, 201158 watermark | transitions transitions AnniversariesVictor Daza, manager of Orlando’s Kirkpatrick Veterinary Hospital, and his partner, Edemuel Mora, celebrate nine years together on May 15. Orlando artist Crawford and his partner, Doug Walter, celebrate 14 years together on May 19. Rich Hughes and Doug Nederveld of St. Petersburg celebrate their 28h anniversary on May 19. PassingsSt. Petersburg-based realtor Rob Elkins, of Lifestyles Realty, passed away on May 1. Elkins was a long time member of the Tampa Bay Business Guild and was on the board of King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church. He is survived by his partner, Richard Waugh. Doric Wilson, pioneer of gay theatre, passed away in his sleep on May 7 at the age of 72. The New York-based author was recently featured in the PBS documentary Stonewall Uprising. Local BirthdaysLutz real estate agent Kenny Braverman (May 12); Sarasota personal trainer, coach and medical specialist Dr. Sporty Damon Paul Harper (May 13); Suncoast Softball League player and school teacher Bob Tencza, Largo media publisher Jeff Youngblood, roller derby secret weapon Vanessa Cattau (May 14); Hillsborough Kids advocate Malachi Ortiz, and Stylist and Q Salon owner Sameer Nurani, straight ally and Friday night host Alex Copeland (May 15); St. Pete ROTC leader Frank Hay, adorable Tampa cub and artist Ric Moreir and Bradenton-based Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project honcho Garry Breul (May 16); Orlando musclebear and trainer Migael Schieder, Sarasota photographer and artist Ming “Troy” Ming (May 17); Gypsy Productions founder a Trevor Keller, photographer Julie Milford and Come Out With Pride’s master marketer Jason Lowe (May 18); Office Dynamics employee and Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce member Phil Lentsch (May 19); Tampa karaoke star and two-time Talent Quest Florida winner Matt Androsiglio, Tampa health care specialist Jack Goodwyn and Tampa Gay Rodeo fan Mark Gongora (May 20); Former Metropolitan Business Association prez Dr. David BakerHargrove , Orlando freelance writer and real estate agent Wes Miller, St. Petersburg personal trainer Jamarcus Mosely and Human Rights Campaign Orlando co-chair and attorney John Ruffier, proud mommy Tanya Blasingame, (May 21); Orlando Weekly’s droll irony spewer Billy Manes, and University of Tampa professor and Equality Florida Meetup volunteer Jack Crepeau, Iowa same-sex wedding planner and former Watermark Minute With subject Beau Fodor and Sarasota University Club’s Peter McClain Jr., Harvey Milk Festival president Shannon Fortner (May 22); St. Pete artist Edward Perry and Historic Creations/SK Restaurant Group COO Ted Maines (May 23); Miss Sammy’s sister-in-law, and glamorous costumer to Orlando’s theatrical stars Marcy Singhaus, St. Petersburg karaoke star Javier Dones and Superman-loving Seminole personal trainer Chip Wright, Arkham Assailant Sabrina Napolitano (May 25).Congratulations to Equality Florida executive director Nadine Smith and her fabulous wife Andrea Hildebran on the May 4 birth of their son, Logan Marshall Smith. Send news about birthdays, passings, anniversaries, promotions, commitment ceremonies—and whatever you commemorate—to Editor@WatermarkOnline.com.

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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 59 watermark | adviceDear Truth,My boyfriend and I are going to a dance party at a nearby water park during Gay Days. A friend of mine who is staying with me during Gay Days wants me to buy him and his boyfriend tickets so we can all go together. I like these guys, but I don’t want to hang out with them at the party—they’re both big bears who tend to sit and watch other people do stuff. I can’t imagine them trekking through the park with us, but I don’t feel like I should have to ruin my evening to accommodate them either. What should I do? —Orlando Dancer Dear OD, So you’ll let these people stay in your house but you don’t want to go to a party with them? I have to be honest, honey: That’s a little weird. And if all they’re going to do is sit and watch other people do stuff anyway, I am unclear how your evening will be ruined. A simple “Oh you guys are staying here? We‘ll see you when we come think. There’s a nasty underpinning I hear coming through, though, that doesn’t have anything to do with the inconvenience of having your friends attend with you. What I hear is a little bit of prejudice. Please be absolutely certain that your very strong reaction to what seems a minor hassle has nothing to do with not wanting to be seen with your hefty friends, fearing, shallowly, that they’ll stand out like sore thumbs amidst the body glitter and the spandex boyshorts. Here comes the Truth: It’s ugly, girl. If they’re your friends, you should be proud to take them anywhere. Whether or not they would still want to be your friend if your true feelings were made known is another question. Dear Truth, I am a 40-something bisexual woman who was married to man in Kansas for over 15 years. I have two kids and one granddaughter who still live there, with another grandchild on the way. My family is the most important thing in my life, but my ex-husband is doing everything he can to poison my relationship with my children. He claims I cheated on him while we were married—I didn’t—and he constantly quotes Scripture about me going to hell for my sins when they’re around. My kids are deeply religious, but I know they would be more accepting if he wasn’t endlessly trashing me in front of them. What should I do? —Alone in Oviedo Dear Oviedo Mama, Your ex sounds like a wackadoodle, and that is rarely something one can keep hidden for too long. If he is as poisonous as you say, and you’ve raised reasonable people, one would hope that they would be able to see that for themselves and make up their own minds. But it’s important for you to state your case. Refute every single one of your ex-husband’s lies, preferably in front of him, so they can see him react to your allegations. You have the truth on your side. Let them see that clearly. Let them know you’d like to visit and when, and then go. Be present in their lives. Call them regularly. If they want to push you out of their lives, and that of their offspring, force them to make that an active motion, not a passive one. If they share their father’s hateful beliefs, they should be made to say that out loud. You can’t change people’s minds, but you can give them all the information. I’m hoping for you, Mama.| | TWITTER.COM/PREMIERADULT PREMIERADULT.COM/FACEBOOKMYSPACE.COM/PREMIERADULTORLANDODVDSAPPARELNOVELTIES PREMIER ADULT FACTORY OUTLET EXPIRES: 05-26-11. ONE ITEM PER COUPON. 1 COUPON PER CUSTOMER, PER VISIT. NOT VALID ON DISCOUNTED ITEMSSAVE 20% NEW Try it FREE!* 24/7 Friendly Customer Care 1(888)MegaMates 18+ PC LLC *Most Features Free. Some Fees Apply.1-888-MegaMatesTM1-888-634-2628 MegaMatesMen.comFor other local numbers call: USE FREE CODE 5367 St. Petersburg727.490.0800 Bradenton941.527.0527Sarasota941.870.0800 Lakeland863.248.0100Ft. Myers239.337.3100Orlando 407.657.4500Tampa813.251.4744 NEW Tell-AFriend R E W A R D S R E W A R D S Sign Up NOW! dothis! Gay Days could test friendshipThe TruthTruth@WatermarkOnline.comADVICE FROM Be absolutely certain that your very strong reaction to what seems a minor hassle has nothing to do with not wanting to be seen with your hefty friends.

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| May 12 May 25, 201162 “I had to have a six-pack on the show.My trainer said to eat nothing apart from sweet potato and very little water.The potato acts as a sponge and your body literally shrinks and gets ripped and tight.”—Matthew Morrison talks about how he gets in shape for those shirtless scenes in Glee.Last week, I journeyed back to my old stomping grounds—New York City. First stop was going with my darling David Drake to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert—a show I had previously seen in London. The second time around, and I loved it in even more. As in London (and Australia), the role of Bernadette is embodied by Tony Shelton, and he gives one of the most touching and nuanced performances I’ve ever seen. Alternately bitchy and poignant, he knows this role inside and out (special kudos to the superb Jeff Metzler who played the Young I was at). I adore Will Swenson in everything, and loved him as Mitzi/Tick. He’s dashing in that leading man way and yet plays the drag moments with unbridled abandon. Of course, my readers are most interested in Nick Adams as Adam/ Felicia. I am so thrilled to report that his performance is a personal triumph. All of Nick’s talent and hard work over the years comes together in a perfect package (so to speak). He gets to show off his athletic yet graceful dancing ability. He’s clearly in touch with his feminine side while also oozing male sexuality. And—what many of you may not have known—he’s a damn good singer. There are few people as genuinely nice who have also paid their dues and deserve a break. But Nick is one of them, and he more than rises to the occasion. I have to make a confession—I adore most of the people associated with the Broadway hit Catch Me If You Can. I wondered if I could go in and be unbiased. And if I didn’t like it, what would I do? Happily, I absolutely loved it. The score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman is boffo. Although the entire cast is fantastic, it’s really about the two leads. I was looking forward to seeing Aaron Tveit since I was a huge fan of his performance in Next to Normal. Here he’s playing the leading role of Frank Abagnale Jr. as a young conman who’s also quite a showman. He can sing, dance, act, and he ain’t bad to look at. As good as Aaron is, he’s overshadowed by Norbert Leo Butz, who plays FBI agent Carl Hanratty. He stops the show cold night after night with “Don’t Break The Rules,” an expertly delivered display of his awkward dance abilities. This is the show to see for an evening of great entertainment. For eons, a good friend of mine has been begging me to check out the Chippendales show in Las Vegas. Of course, that’s because he’s their publicist. I’ve met many of the guys at various events and they are incredibly hot. But I always think of the Chips as a “ladies only” show. However, I’m told that these days quite a few guys attend—both straight and gay. You’d think they got my attention by being named “Best Male Strip Show in Vegas.” But no, I needed more. And now I’ve gotten it since Jeff Timmons will be joining the troupe. Okay, he’s not exactly going to be a Chippendale, but he’ll be the special musical guest and emcee from through June 5. If ever there was a guy with a voice as beautiful as his body and face, Jeff is it. “Well, I always bear my heart and soul in my songs. So this time, maybe my body will go there, too.” Count me in. Former gay porn star/current Real World cast member Dustin Zito is all worked up about the possibility of rooming with a gay guy. What he said, verbatim, is “It’s tough because a gay dude I would just be like, man. I sniff girl’s underwears.’” Okay, let’s skip the new word “underwears.” What’s to share a room with a gay guy after you’ve had several men’s penises in your mouth? I’m just curious. And if you’re curious to see Zito in action, check out BillyMasters.com, we have nothing to hide. When I have to tell you we don’t hide anything online, it’s yet another column. If you’ve got a question, just jot a note to Billy@ BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before Dustin slips on some girls’ underwears! Remember, man’s bible. | | watermark | gossip billymasters Dancing queensBilly MastersBilly@BillyMasters.com Tony Shelton, Will Swenson and Nick Adams are receiving rave reviews in Broadway’s Pricilla, Queen of the Desert. 98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons will be turning up the heat as part of the Las Vegas Chippendales show through June. the show to see for an evening of great entertainment. For eons, a good friend of mine has been begging me to check out the Chippendales show in Las Vegas. Of course, that’s because he’s their publicist. I’ve met many of the guys at various events and they are incredibly hot. But I always think of the Chips as a “ladies only” show. However, I’m told that these days quite a few guys attend—both straight and gay. You’d think they got my attention by being named “Best Male Strip Show in Vegas.” But no, I needed more. And now I’ve gotten it since Jeff Timmons will be joining Former gay porn star/current cast member Dustin Zito about the possibility of rooming with a gay guy. What he said, verbatim, is “It’s tough because a gay dude I would just be like, man. I sniff girl’s underwears.’” Okay, let’s skip the new word “underwears.” What’s to share a room with a gay guy after you’ve had several men’s penises in your mouth? I’m just curious. And if you’re curious to see Zito in action, check out BillyMasters.com, we have nothing to hide. tell you we don’t hide anything online, it’s yet another column. If you’ve got a question, just jot a note to Billy@ BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before Dustin slips on some girls’ underwears! 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May 12 May 25, 2011 | 63 OH WHAT A NIGHT! Proceeds from Pride & Passion support museum exhibitions and educational programsTickets and information: tampamuseum.org/events/pride-passionSaturday, May 21, 2011 8p midnightHeavy hors d’oeuvres by Bern’s and SideBern’s Cocktails, beer and wine Full gallery access including Degas: Form, Movement and the Antique Surprise entertainment $75 per person (includes museum membership) Cornelia Corbett Center 120 West Gasparilla Plaza / Downtown Tampa BlueCross BlueShield of Florida

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