Photo by Robert Bartlett, courtesy of Watermark Media
Photo by Robert Bartlett, courtesy of Watermark Media

Billy Manes, the longtime political voice of  Orlando Weekly (Facebook | Website), has announced his departure from the local alt weekly to become the new Editor at Watermark (Facebook Website), a local bi-weekly publication that specializes in LGBT news in Tampa and Central Florida.

This is a major coup for Watermark, following the departure of their former Editor, Steve Blanchard.

Manes will be starting his new job in late June, which gives us less than a month to enjoy his live-blogging of City Council meetings.



Brendan O'Connor

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  1. How am I going to keep up with what’s happening with the city once Billy leaves the Weekly?

  2. I hope they will stop publishing anti-gay conservative writers as legitimate alternative viewpoints.