This afternoon I received a comment from an “Investigator Olson” who says: “If anybody knows where Ms. Gimbut or Ms. Barry might be please call (866)886-8153 ext 103. There is a $500 finders fee available please call for details.”

Ms. Gimbut and Ms. Barry are the former owners of Three Dollar Bill which published LivingOut Newspaper and The Source directory in several cities, and was based in Minneapolis. After June 1st, the company and the publications have disappeared leaving employees unpaid and advertisers without the ads they purchased.

I called the number, and it goes to the Western Regional Office of Special Investigations a unit of the US Department of Justice. So, it seems legit and it seems that Three Dollar Bill is in serious trouble. There are a lot of people who worked hard to bring alternative GLBT media to the Twin Cities, and they deserve to be paid for their hard work. If you know of the whereabouts of these two, you not only get $500 for finding them, you will also help former employees get their paychecks.

Here’s the history of the LivingOut saga:

The State of the Queer Press in the Twin Cities

Remember LivingOut?

Saying Goodbye to LivingOut

CityPages on LivingOut

More LivingOut News: Nashville and Chicago

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