The power of music

By Jess Winans

What was supposed to be another fun Saturday night spinning records at a popular Orlando gay club turned into a nightmare for Ray Rivera. In the early hours of June 12, 2016, Rivera — whose stage name is DJ Infinite — was playing hits and preparing to wind down the large crowd on the dance floor at Pulse Nightclub’s outdoor patio. He loved watching them dance to the beats he created, beaming with pride and knowing that it was there, at that club, they could truly be themselves.

Suddenly, Rivera’s beats were interrupted by gunshots that fateful night, where 49 members of the LGBTQ community and allies were killed during one of the most horrific mass shootings in American history.

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‘This is really just the beginning’

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Featured, News, Profiles | No Comments

Local organization offering resources at a time when transgender awareness is on the rise By Dave Fidlin As she looks in the virtual rear-view mirror today, Kathie Moehlig says there has been significant progress in the supporting and understanding the transgender community in a relatively short period of time. “But we still have such a long way to go,” said Moehlig, who just two years ago founded San Diego-based TransFamily Support Services. “This is really […]

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Moehlig: a true ‘friend’ of the community

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Featured, Profiles | No Comments

In recent years, Kathie Moehlig has poured her heart into providing resources to families of transgender youth across the U.S. The efforts, she said, equate to hard work and a sizable time commitment. But Moehlig’s desire to serve has been fueled to even greater heights, following the recent announcement she was one of the 10 recipients of this year’s Spirit of Stonewall awards.

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A marriage of beer and liquor

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Features, Food & Drink, Profiles, Top Story | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

Since opening up just in advance of Pride weekend five years ago, Hillcrest Brewing Company — touted as the only LGBT-owned brewery in the world — has become a welcome addition to the gayborhood. Their popular pizzas, tangy wings and array of house-made craft beers and guest craft brew taps draw people from all over to their humble, industrial-style space.

Each year they brew up a special “one-off” craft beer for Pride week, and there is another change this year, one that may take some by surprise: Hillcrest Brewing Company now has a liquor license.

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