Issue 21.18: Tampa Bucs LGBT Outreach

It’s Game Time! An NFL first: Tampa Bay Bucs announce its inaugural LGBT Community Gameday, Orange County’s Teresa Jacobs: I support marriage equality, Federal judge: Florida’s marriage ban is unconstitutional, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events, and much, much more!

Watermark Issue 21.18// Aug. 28-Sept. 10 2014


On the Cover | Page 12
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have launched the first-ever regular season NFL event to cater to an LGBT audience. The LGBT Community Gameday is scheduled for Sept. 14 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, when the Bucs face the St. Louis Rams. Photo illustration by Patrick O’Connor

Page 8 | Orlando News
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs discusses her views on marriage equality and LGBT rights with Watermark publisher Tom Dyer; Carver Middle School sued again for denying GSA; UCF recognized as a top LGBT-friendly school; more.

Page 12 | Tampa Bay News
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host an LGBT Community Game Day at Raymond James Stadium; Equality Florida CEO Nadine Smith will receive an award from Metro Wellness at its annual gala; AIDS Walk St. Pete preps for a busy Sept. 6 event.

Page 27 | Horror Career
The iconic Kathy Bates won another Emmy for her portrayal as a centuries old witch in American Horror Story: Coven. Now she’s preparing for a new role on the fourth season of the FX Miniseries and tells us about her long time connection with the LGBT community.

Page 31 | ‘Real stories’
Two women in St. Petersburg’s LGBT community have turned the stories of minorities over the years into an art show that mixes theater, digital media and photography. Your Real Stories has unveiled its first full season, dedicated to the day workers of the 20th century.

Page 54 | Looking Back
Watermark is just weeks away from celebrating its 20th anniversary and publisher Tom Dyer wraps up his retrospective with a look at the year that was 2013. If you missed one of these looks backs, don’t worry, they’ll reappear in our upcoming anniversary issue.



This issue had our annual Fall Arts Guide inside!



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