Region's first LGBT scholarship fund to honor Pulse victims

Region's first LGBT scholarship fund to honor Pulse victims


Barry Miller, an Orlando attorney, businessman and patron of the arts, is leading a drive to raise $1 million for a scholarship fund honoring the 49 whose lives were cut short.

A Night Out in L.A.'s Newest

A Night Out in L.A.'s Newest "Gayborhood," Downtown Los Angeles


For decades many have considered West Hollywood the gay capital of Los Angeles. While countless young homosexuals, including myself, have turned to WeHo to sow their wild oats, others have wished for an alternative. Especially as you enter your 30s (as I begrudgingly did last year), Santa Monica Boulevard sometimes feels a little too crazy.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Luckily for people like me, a new "gayborhood" has emerged in downtown Los Angeles. While divey Mexican gay bar the New Jalisco has been around for years, three new gay establishments all opened their doors in 2015: Bar Mattachine, Redline and Precinct. I went with some friends to check out the burgeoning downtown LGBTQ scene and explore how a night out in DTLA compares to Silver Lake and West Hollywood.

LGBT North Dakotans look ahead after discrimination law fails

LGBT North Dakotans look ahead after discrimination law fails


Reachel Benson sits in a chair in the living room, wearing a bright pink T-shirt and long hair draped across her shoulders. She tells the story of growing up. Animated at times, her voice becomes louder, more forceful — her hands in motion as she recalls trying to figure out who she was.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Benson is disappointed once again at the failure of North Dakota House Bill 1386, legislation that would have specifically banned discrimination against LGBT individuals in the state on matters from employment to service at a restaurant, with certain hiring and admission exceptions included for religious groups. The bill failed 22-69 in the North Dakota House on Feb. 10.

Pridecorps a safety net for young LGBT people

Pridecorps a safety net for young LGBT people


Bobby Cushman was a truck driver and then a Realtor. Then he was a truck driver and was a Realtor again.

Gay Bar Crawl: Holiday Edition

Gay Bar Crawl: Holiday Edition


From hotel lobbies to neighborhood dive bars, be sure to check out these local favorites.