pride month

Mural Will Raise Funds to Support Sarasota's LGBTQ Community

Tag University Town Center in your next social media post, and give a boost to Sarasota's LGBTQ community.

06/10/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

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Celebrate Pride Month at These Fun Local Events

From Taste of Pride to parades to best-dressed-pet contests, fly your flag high at these Pride events.

06/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Equality

Project Pride SRQ Installing LGBTQ+, BIPOC Crosswalk in Sarasota

The mural will be painted by Detroit-based artist Joey Salmon; a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 11.

04/08/2021 By Staff

Party Time

LGBTQ-Friendly Restaurants Celebrate 'Taste of Pride' Starting Today

Several restaurants and food businesses in Sarasota are offering special deals, dishes and drinks to celebrate Pride Month.

06/10/2020 Photography by Cooper Levey-Baker

Unity Awards

Robert Rogers Started the Conversation With LGBTQ Elders About Loss and Legacy

β€œI’m a better person because of the generosity of all these people who’ve chosen to talk to me.”

01/30/2020 By Ilene Denton

Second coming

The Starlite Room Will Get a Makeover and Be Featured on the Food Network

The Starlite Room has closed, but the owner plans to reopen soon, thanks in part to a new TV deal.

03/29/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Lean on Me

Finally, LGBTQ Seniors Have Support for Aging Issues

In Sarasota County, where more than a third of the population is 65 and older, the demand for services for the aging is high. But it’s a crisis for LGBTQ adults in their 70s, 80s and 90s.

02/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

After Orlando

Fear and Resilience at a Sarasota Gay Bar

Patrons of Barrel 87, one of Sarasota's last remaining gay bars, come together after the tragic shooting in Orlando.

07/29/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker