The Watermark. Vol. 13. No. 1, January 12-January 25, 2006

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The Watermark. Vol. 13. No. 1, January 12-January 25, 2006

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Watermark, Vol. 13, No. 1


Gay culture--United States


The first issue of the thirteenth volume of The Watermark was published on January 12,2006, and was the newspaper's health and fitness issue. The issue features stories relevant to GLBT physical and mental health, covering stories on cigarette smoking in the GLBT community, the mental health effects of HIV/AIDS, and healthy GLBT relationships. The cover story highlights Sterling Powell, who was a print, radio and TV personality in the Tampa Bay area that changed his lifestyle to focus on his health and changes to his diet. The issue also features stories about Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, which was an all male ballet troupe, and the sentencing of Steven Lorenzo, who conspired with Scott Schweickert to drug and murder nine gay men.

Since 1994, The Watermark has been the cornerstone source of LGBTQ+ centered news for the Central Florida region. Founded by Tom Dyer in Orlando, the publication began generating bi-weekly issues beginning August 31, 1994. Since then, The Watermark has consistently published newspaper-style issues every other Thursday. Gaining traction, the publication expanded in 1995 to include Tampa and, in 1997, The Watermark became a permanent piece of LGBTQ+ culture when the publication initiated the first large-scale Gay Days Weekend event, the Beach Ball at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. Before 1999, the publication printed 20,000 copies every week, distributing them to over 500 locations between its two major cities. Following 1999, the publication launched shifting to an online publication style. In 2016, Rick Claggett purchased The Watermark.


Baber, Keith
Bechdel, Alison
Burton, Greg
Crescitelli, Jim
Davis, Steve
DeJesus, Edwin
Eckert, Tom
Jenkins, Georgia
Kundis, Ken
Maniscalco, Rex
Masters, Billy
Middour, Bryan L.
Moore, Travis
Murray-Parker, Karen S.
Nolan, Margaret
Paull, Anthony
Roehr, Bob
Triggs, Greg
Wiethop, Dave
Wiggins, Jayelle
Wilde, Diane


Original 64-page newspaper: The Watermark, Vol. 13. No. 1, January 12-January 25, 2006: Watermark Media, Orlando, Florida.


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ca. 2006-01-12

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Digital reproduction of original 64-page newspaper: The Watermark, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 12- January 25, 2006.

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64-page newspaper






Orlando, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
King of Peace
Metropolitan Community Church, St. Petersburg, Florida
Port Charlotte High School, Port Charlotte, Florida
St. Augustine, Florida
New York, New York
Millstadt, Illinois
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Los Angeles, California, Clearwater, Florida
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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