LAS VEGAS PRIDE CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY

National & Local Celebrities Converge For Las Vegas PRIDE Festivities

Las Vegas, NV, April 15, 2008: This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Las Vegas PRIDE. As in years past, this year the diversity and pride of the Las Vegas gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community will be celebrated over the course of two weeks of events culminating with the annual Las Vegas PRIDE Night Parade on May 2nd and Pride Festival on May 3rd.

PRIDE’s 10th Annual Night Parade promises to be grander than any other PRIDE parade ever held in Las Vegas! Join us on May 2nd from 8 to 10 p.m. in downtown Las Vegas for the most glamorous, glittering spectacle ever created by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community of Southern Nevada. This year’s PRIDE Night Parade features Las Vegas’ gay and straight business community, nonprofit organizations, GLBT service agencies, civic groups and churches as well as our newly crowned adult and youth PRIDE royalty. Nevada Assemblyman David Parks is the parade Grand Marshall. The parade route begins at West Charleston Blvd. and heads north along 4th Street to Ogden Avenue. The parade main stage is located at 4th Street and Bridger Avenue just two blocks south of the Fremont Street Experience.

Celebrate Diversity at the PRIDE Festival where everyone is welcome. GLBT families, couples, and singles along with their friends and straight allies come together for an entire day of fabulous fun at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater. This year, the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival welcomes over 210 exhibitors and 1,000’s of attendees at the beautiful Clark County Government Center on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from noon until 10pm. Cece Peniston, Terisa Griffin, Georgie Porgie, Tony & Lloyd, Tony Cruz, Jennifer C, Tomas, Niki Logan, and numerous other entertainers will grace the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival Main Stage. Adult festival admission is $10.00. Ages five to 17 get in for just $6 and children under five get in free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.lasvegaspride.org. The Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE thanks all celebrators of PRIDE for their continued support and urges them to support the events that give back to the community. All official Las Vegas PRIDE events can be found on our website: www.LasVegasPRIDE.org.

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If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Danny G., please e‐mail him at president@lasvegaspride.org. For more information about SNAPI or Las Vegas Pride, visit www.lasvegaspride.org.

The primary objectives and purposes of SNAPI are: To educate the general public to the needs and issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community; to provide educational outreach to persons directly or indirectly involved in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community; to advocate and facilitate the exchange of ideas and resources between the various non‐profit Nevada lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or related organizations; to promote a positive image of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and pride; to provide inclusive and diverse representation within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community; to recognize and celebrate the substantial achievements in our community.

Official Sponsors of Las Vegas PRIDE (SNAPI) include the following: Q Vegas Magazine, Instinct Magazine, Piranha Nightclub, Gipsy Nightclub, Bud / Bud Light Beer, 93.1 The Party, CRUSH, Hot KVEG 97.5, Harrah’s Entertainment, Blue Moon Resort, Smirnoff, Las Vegas Gay Yellow Pages, ID Lubricants, Bacardi, FreeZone, Liberace Museum, Cox Communications, Gaudin: Jaguar – Aston Martin – Porche, MGM Mirage, Entourage | Vegas, Washington Mutual, Odyssey Magazine, Q Salt Lake Magazine, Adelante Magazine, MedicWest Ambulance, Monster Energy Drink, Wells Fargo, GayLasVegas.com, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Charlie’s Las Vegas, Get Booked, and Out Front Colorado Magazine.

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