Las Vegas, NV, August 1, 2014: This year marks the 31st Anniversary of Las Vegas PRIDE and the 45th Anniversary of “Stonewall”. 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 at various events.
“We have added some new events to this year’s lineup,” says Ernie Yuen, Las Vegas PRIDE President. Our first event will be with The Men’s Chorus “One Voice United in Song”, on Friday August 29th at the Center. We will have our traditional opening pool party “Temptation Sunday” at The Luxor on August 31.
Another great addition is going to be a PRIDE “All You Can Eat” Brunch at Simons, Sunday August 31st and September 7th. In addition to the all-you-can-eat buffet, enjoy complimentary all day access to the pool and, after your meal, relax poolside and listen to the DJ.
Tuesday, September 2nd mingle and enjoy a cocktail at “Cocktails and Conversation” at Simons. This event is co-hosted with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
You can’t miss our ever popular “Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo” on Wednesday, September 3rd at the Center; our Bingo Host Norma Llyaman has some great surprises prepared so come early to get your seat.
Thursday night, September 4th is our Boys Party at Share Nightclub. Ladies we did not forget you. Las Vegas PRIDE’s partner Shedonism is back and your host DJ Lisa Pittman has an amazing line up for a “Sinful Women’s Weekend & Hotel Takeover.” From September 3rd to the 8th, enjoy a weekend packed with amazing entertainers, great DJ’s and sexy dancers. Lisa is presenting 9 amazing events, including pool parties.
Friday night we host our annual Las Vegas PRIDE Night Parade. The 16th annual PRIDE Night Parade promises to be grander than any other PRIDE parade ever held in Las Vegas! Join us on September 5th 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 PRIDE royalty, Michael and Paloma, Mr. and Miss Las Vegas PRIDE 2014. The pre parade party starts at “Meet” (Downtown at 4th and Bridger), join us from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. After the parade, the Official PRIDE Night Parade After-Party will continue all night long at Piranha Nightclub.
Saturday, September 6th from 12:00noon to 10:00pm is our PRIDE Festival with food, full service bars, unlimited fun and lots of shopping. For the family’s we have a Kid’s Zone from 12:00noon to 6:00pm. This year we are adding an adult area for your shopping pleasures. Entertainment is going to be crazy with Mister Chase; from RuPaul’s Drag Race Courtney Act; and our Headliner and Parade Grand Marshal, the Diva herself, Kristine W.
The entertainment committee has some special surprises lined up that you will need to come to the festival and see.
Sunday September 7th is our wrap-up day with our closing pool party at Temptation Sunday at The Luxor. For the guys, an old faithful, the T Dance at Blue Moon Resort returns and Sunday evening we wind down at the Revolution lounge at the Mirage for “REVO Sundays”. Las Vegas PRIDE is happy to announce that we are also hosting 2 Latin events, Tuesday September 2nd and Sunday September 7th at Piranha Nightclub.
We hope you can come out and enjoy the many events we have planned for you. Over 32 events in 9 days; so there is something for everyone. On behalf of the board of directors of Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, INC. we wish you all a Happy PRIDE. Have fun, be safe and kind to one another.
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If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Ernie Yuen, 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.