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Saturday, April 2, 2022
TRU T LIVE with Show Host: Tyler Butler & Co-Host Tea Cup (Mark West) with Special Guests: Lisa Lawson, Morgan LeShade and Cha Cha. On location at The LOFT in Ybor. WATCH THE REPLAY HERE

2022 WAVE AWARDS

The Watermark Magazine WAVE Awards were on March 4, 2022 in St Petersburg at the METRO Inclusive Health community center. Thank you Tampa Bay for Voting: Dave Borman, Tampa Bay Gay as your 3rd Favorite LGBTQ Writer/Journalist. Watermark's own writers came in 1st and 2nd place. What an Hono
r, Thank you Tampa Bay!


SPECIAL EVENT

OUTshine Film Fetival Miami Edition is April 22-May 1. Grab your overnight bag and head to Miami. Special Room rates for Tampa Travelers. CHECK OUT THE GREAT RATES HERE

CONTEST

WIN FREE TICKETS
4 Lucky Winners will get tickets to see any show during the OUTshine Film Festival Miami Edition from April 22 - May 1, 2022. In Person or At Home tickets.
(Ends 4/21/22)
ENTER TO WIN HERE

EVENT NEWS

PRIDE BOWLING NIGHT at Dunedin Lanes, Thursday, April 7, 2022, $10 admission includes unlimited Cosmic Bowling (10pm-2am) includes shoes. Midnight Drag Show featuring Jocelyn Summers, Dena Cass, Darcel Stevens and Special Guest: The Birthday Girl, Esme Russell! MORE INFO HERE

DIGITAL REPLAY


Saturday March 19, 2022 TRU T LIVE with Show Host: Tyler Butler & Co-Host Tea Cup (Mark West) with Special Guests: Carrie West, Beth Bongar, and Cha Cha. On location at The Rainbow Plantation. WATCH THE REPLAY HERE

TAMPA PRIDE

Tampa Pride 2022. Check out the full schedule of Tampa Pride Events here. (Interfaith Service, VIP Sponsors Party, The Mini Ball, Pride Festival & Diversity Parade) All ending on the BIG DAY March 26, 2022 in Ybor City, Tampa. GET THE DETAILS HERE

TAMPA PRIDE

Get ready for Tampa Pride 2022. The next few weeks is packed with events from the Music and Art Festival to the Interfaith Pride Service and more. Check out the full schedule here. Tampa Pride is March 26, 2022 in Ybor City, Tampa. GET THE DETAILS HERE

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Saturday March 12, 2022 TRU T LIVE the St Patricks Day Special with Show Host: Tyler Butler & Co-Host Tea Cup (Mark West) with Special Guests: "Moma" Carol Steen, Tampa Bay Gay's - Dave Borman, Allegra Williams, DJ Ranny and Jamie Cheatwood. On location at The Rainbow Plantation. WATCH THE REPLAY HERE

LOCAL EVENT

Join Us, Sunday 3/20 at Quench Lounge starting at 7:30pm. This is a Benefit show for Adam Cole, Gabrielle Fearce Santi and Delores T. Van-Cartier they represent the "Sunshine State". Hosted by the beautiful Rockell Blu. Come Out and show your support for our LOCAL Family. Have a cocktail and enjoy a wonderful show!
ALL DETAILS HERE

DIGITAL REPLAY

Saturday March 5, 2022 TRU T LIVE!
Show Host: Tyler Butler & Co-Host Tea Cup (Mark West) with Special Guests: "Moma" Carol Steen, Tampa Bay Gay's - Dave Borman, Allegra Williams and DJ Ranny. On location at The Rainbow Plantation. WATCH THE REPLAY HERE

LOCAL EVENT


TIGLFF
Presents the A-List Monthly Film Series. Framing Agnes - After discovering case files from a 1950s gender clinic, a cast of trans actors turn a talk show inside out to confront the legacy of a young trans woman forced to choose between honesty and access. In-Person at the Green Light Theater, March 20th and Virtual March 21, 2022. GET TICKETS & INFO HERE



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Saturday February 26, 2022 TRU T LIVE Show Host: Tyler Butler & Co-Host Tea Cup (Mark West) with Special Guests: CHA CHA, Beth Bongar and Gappie Gee. On location at The Rainbow Plantation. WATCH THE REPLAY HERE

LOCAL NEWS

Tampa Pride 2022 Announces its GRAND MARSHALS including the Grand Couple, Pioneer, Recognized Organizaion find out who was named. Also this year a Special Tribute with the Honorary Grand Marshal being named Miss Tiffani Middlesexx. GET ALL THE INFO HERE




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Saturday January 29, 2022 TRU T LIVE! Show Host: Tyler Butler & Co-Host Tea Cup (Mark West) with Special Guests: Carrie West, JC Rae, Chef Jemiah and Gappie Gee. On location at Hamburger Mary's in Clearwater. WATCH THE REPLAY HERE

LOCAL EVENT

Become apart of Tampa PRIDE 2022. Happening March 26, 2022 - You can Register to Sponsor, Volunteer, Diversity Parade, Entertrainer, Street Festival Cendor and more. GET ALL THE INFO HERE

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Saturday February 5, 2022 TRU T LIVE! Show Host: Tyler Butler & Co-Host Tea Cup (Mark West) with Special Guests: Grandma Pearl, CHA CHA and Resident Psychic Marilyn King. On location at The Rainbow Plantation. WATCH THE REPLAY HERE

LOCAL EVENT

FINALS ROUND
WAVE Awards 1/22-2/11/22
. We would love your help… Please "VOTE FOR US" in the 2022 WAVE's in Categories #7 "Dave Borman", #8 "Tampa Bay Gay". VOTING ENDS February 11, 2022.
PLEASE VOTE HERE

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Saturday February 12, 2022 TRU T LIVE The Valentine's Day Special! Show Host: Tyler Butler & Co-Host Tea Cup (Mark West) with Special Guests: Grandma Pearl, CHA CHA and Resident Psychic Marilyn King. On location at The Rainbow Plantation. WATCH THE REPLAY HERE

LOCAL EVENT

PRIDE BOWLING NIGHT at Dunedin Lanes, Thursday, February 3, 2022, $10 admission includesUunlimited Cosmic Bowling (10pm-2am) includes shoes. Midnight Drag Show featuring Jocelyn Summers, Dena Cass, Darcel Stevens and Special Guest: Brianna Summers! MORE INFO HERE

LOCAL EVENT


The PASCO PRIDE FESTIVAL returns February 5th at Heritage Park in Land O’ Lakes!Our community is coming out of two years marked by a global pandemic, national uprisings for racial justice, and the most brutal legislative session for LGBTQ+ rights in Florida’s History. GET ALL THE INFO HERE

DIGITAL EVENT


OUTshine Film Festival - Thursday, January 27 @ 7:00 PM as we kick-off Cocktails & Cinema™ 2022! Screening: And The Winner Is... Shorts Program, presenting award-winning films from the 2021 OUTshine festivals in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Register for the Zoom Happy Hour and to Watch The Films. ALL THE INFO HERE


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS


jackass forever in Theaters February 4th. Check out the New “FOREVER JACKASSESFeaturette Available Now! The original jackass crew return for another round of hilarious, wildly absurd, and often dangerous displays of comedy with a little help from some exciting new cast. WATCH IT HERE

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS


JOE VS CAROLE - New series starring John Cameron Mitchell and Kate McKinnon premieres exclusively on Peacock on Thursday, March 3. Based on the Wondery podcast “Joe Exotic,” hosted and reported by Robert Moor. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

LOCAL NEWS

Tampa Pride 2022 Announces its GRAND MARSHALS including the Grand Couple, Pioneer, Recognized Organizaion find out who was named. Also this year a Special Tribute with the Honorary Grand Marshal being named Miss Tiffani Middlesexx. GET ALL THE INFO HERE

DIGITAL REPLAY


Saturday January 22, 2022 TRU T LIVE! Show Host: Tyler Butler & Co-Host Tea Cup (Mark West) with Special Guests: Carol Steen "Momma", Chris Fox, Judy B Goode and Resident Psychic Marilyn King. On location at The Rainbow Plantation in Ybor. WATCH THE REPLAY HERE

CELEBRATE PRIDE


Dr. Holt is offering his entire list of LGBTQ+ coloring books and PRIDE book as FREE downloads. It's times of uncertainty that we must rise up to protect one another. To help provide more mental health resources, take a moment and DL a FREE book, ENJOY! Happy PRIDE!

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Saturday January 15, 2022 TRU T LIVE the "Remembering Tiffani Middlesexx" SPECIAL. Show Host: Tyler Butler & Guest Co-Host Tea Cup (Mark West) with Special Guests: Lindsay Carlton-Cline, JC Rae, Grandma Pearl, Galaxy and on the phone with Esme Russell and Pam Williams. On location at City Side Lounge in Tampa. WATCH THE REPLAY HERE

LOCAL NEWS


Another Local Legend has passed away. On January 11, 2022 many of us woke to the news that our own Gerald Mayes aka Tiffani Middlesexx has passed away. We send out thoughts and prayer to Family and friends. May we remember her in the greatest way! RIP Beautiful Angel. READ MORE

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS


A look back at the Retirement Interview and Performance of the Legend Tiffani Middlesexx on November 18, 2011. The crowd cheers as the last performer gathers her belongings then heads back to the dressing room. Joey Brooks breaks through announcing that the next performer is who we have all been waiting for. This is her final performance and tonight she will retire after 47 amazing years. WATCH THE FINAL PERFORMANCE & READ MORE HERE


LOCAL NEWS

TIGLFF
is looking for a Programmer! With guidance and direction from the Screening Committee, Executive Director, & Board, the Festival Programmer will select the films for the festivals that create a balance of tone & form which aims to start a conversation with the festival audience. MORE INFO & DESCRIPTION HERE

DIGITAL REPLAY


Saturday, January 8, 2022; HAPPY NEW YEAR! Come get your dose of TRU T with Host Tyler Butler and Co-Host Tea Cup (Mark West) in a SPECIAL "Best Of 2021" Shows. WATCH THE SPECIAL HERE

LOCAL NEWS

NOMINATIONS ROUND
WAVE Awards January 4-17, 2022
. We would love your help… Tampa Bay Gay is asking that you please "Nominate Us" in the 2022 Watermark WAVE Awards Categories #7, 8 & 13. Nominations End January 17, 2022. MORE INFO HERE

NEW MOVIE


JACKASS FOREVER The Final Trailer and additional Cast Posters have been released. Johnny and the team push the envelope even further in jackass forever.The movie is in Theaters February 4, 2022. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

NEW MOVIE


It's Opening Weekend and it is going to be a SCREAM! Check out the New Released Final Trailer for SCREAM. Play the interactive Scream House game and more. SCREAM ONLY in Theaters January 14, 2022. CEHCK OUT THE TRAILER HERE

LOCAL NEWS

Need help selecting Nominees for the WAVE Awards January 4-17, 2022. Tampa Bay Gay is happy to share "Our Choices". Nominations End January 17, 2022 READ MORE HERE

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Romeo & Juliet - In response to ongoing health and safety concerns, Jobsite is postponing the opening of Romeo & Juliet by a week. Previews planned for Jan. 12-13 will be moved to Jan. 19-20, and Opening Night will be moved from Jan. 14 to Jan. 21. MORE INFO & TICKETS

LOCAL EVENT NEWS


Just Anounced, Mark Your Calendars the PASCO PRIDE FESTIVAL returns February 5th at Heritage Park in Land O’ Lakes! Seeking Sponsors, Volunteers, Talent for the 2022 Event. Our community is coming out of two years marked by a global pandemic, national uprisings for racial justice, and the most brutal legislative session for LGBTQ+ rights in Florida’s History. GET ALL THE INFO HERE


LOCAL EVENT


PRIDE BOWLING NIGHT
at Dunedin Lanes, Thursday,January 6, 2022, $10 admission includes unlimited Cosmic Bowling (10pm-2am) includes shoes. Midnight Drag Show featuring Jocelyn Summers, Dena Cass, Darcel Stevens and Special Guest: Hazel Genevieve! MORE INFO HERE

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS


TIGLFF - 2022 is a new year full of new opportunities, and we are excited about what the future is going to bring to TIGLFF and the community! Events include Monthly Screenings, BIPOC Festival, 33rd Annual Festival and more!
GET MORE INFO HERE

DIGITAL REPLAY


Saturday, January 1, 2022 LIVE; HAPPY NEW YEAR! Come get your dose of TRU T with Host Tyler Butler and Co-Host Tea Cup (Mark West) with this Week's Special Guests: Lindsay Carlton-Cline & Tampa Bay Gay's, Dave Borman on location at The Rainbow Plantation in Ybor City. WATCH THE REPLAY HERE

Most Popular Stories of 2021


Introducing Optimized Health & Wellness located in Tampa. We spoke with Chris Erigo-Backsman, the Founder to find out more about the business and what sets his apart from others. We have also listed some testimonials from patients at the clinic.
CHECK IT OUT HERE

MISSING PERSON


Brian Klecha missing since December 2017.
Mother and friends are asking for help.
$10,000.00 Reward for his Location. Brian's car and cell phone were found over three months after Brian went missing and that was linked to a man named "AJ". MORE INFO AND MISSING PERSONS FLYERS HERE

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW


MARTHA WASH
:
With a career that spans over 4 decades, Martha Wash has seen her share of the music industry and has emerged with something not all can claim- integrity. Martha took some time to answer some questions in this '20 Exclusive Interview with Tampa Bay Gay. READ THE INTERVIEW HERE

SPECIAL REPORT

LEVI's Bar & Grill
has openened in Pasco County. The bar is HUGE and already off to a great start. Official Grand Opening is JUNE but we checked out the place with Pasco Pride the night before soft open weekend. CHECK OUT THE PICTURES HERE

EXCLUSIVE REPORT
The Parliament House Resort in Orlando is CLOSING in November 2020.
We are here to rest the rumors. Unless something "2020" happens, sadly, according to the Official Public Records, the Parliament House will be closing November 2, 2020. READ THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS HERE
         
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