In 2002, the Salem City Council voted to prohibit discrimination against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
In the middle of the largely non-religious state of Oregon, Salem has many churches that reach out to the gay community.
Salem’s roller derby teams are accepting of everyone, LGBT and otherwise.
Is Salem one of the gayest cities in America? The Advocate seems to think so. Our two-part series explores local residents’ opinions.
Salem native Scott Hossner says he has found a fulfilling gay community in the Cherry City.