"I was effectively let go on Friday and it wasn't easy and it wasn't psychologically easy. I wanted to give Watermark the chance to break the news. Not sure why, but it was fair enough. Best to the future editor and please keep up up the work. I'll figure something new. I always do."Manes left Orlando Weekly in 2015 to become editor-in-chief of Watermark. One of the first major issues he covered for Watermark was the Supreme Court's 2015 ruling making marriage equality the law of the land. Later, he guided that publication through the turbulent period immediately following the Pulse shootings and the yearlong aftermath, becoming an Orlando voice on the national stage with appearances on NPR and MSNBC.
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