Celebrar Mi Orgullo: Orlando TV anchor Jorge Estevez is among many out Florida Hispanics who balance cultural and LGBT Pride, Coco Peru’s therapy comes to St. Pete and Orlando, Sarasota brings headliner Dario to its Pride fest, Supreme Court decision could impact Florida’s marriage ban, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!
Watermark Issue 21.21// Oct. 9-22, 2014
On the Cover | Page 23
Hispanic Heritage: Orlando Channel 9 anchor Jorge Estevez, who came out at 31, poses in front of Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. Photo by Lee Vandergrift
Page 10 | Orlando News
Terry DeCarlo began his new role as The Center’s new executive director on Oct. 6; Mikael Audebert resigns his presidential role on the board of MBA; Judge rules in favor of transgender inmate assaulted in jail.
Page 12 | Tampa Bay News
Sarasota Pride returns to J.D. Hamel Park on Oct. 18 and expects a larger-than-ever crowd with the help of headliner Dario; Hillsborough moves forward with protections for LGBT citizens; ALSO Out Youth offers a prom to donors.
Page 29 | IT BURNS!
The one-and-only Miss Coco Peru will stop in St. Petersburg and Orlando to present a retrospective show spanning her 24-year-career. Peru talks to us about the state of drag and what fans can expect from her “group therapy.”
Page 32 | Dario
Recording star Dario will take the stage at Sarasota Pride Oct. 18. It’s the first time the pride festival has had a headliner since it relocated to J.D. Hamel Park five years ago. Dario talks about his music and his journey to stardom.
Page 54 | Gallery W
The 25th annual Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival kicked off Oct. 3-5 with celebrities, a block party and a special presentation by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. We offer a glimpse at a few of our favorite moments.