LGBTQ+ Center of Southern Nevada Announces Events for Pride Month
by Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine Staff
The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada asks the public to “Get Centered” and unite for PRIDE Month, celebrated worldwide every June. The Center will benefit from a series of events produced by community partners and take the lead on many others.
The hashtag #GetCentered and the tagline “Get Centered” are part of an awareness campaign developed by The Center to collaborate with local businesses and community partners.
The celebration kicked-off early in conjunction with Harvey Milk day on Friday, May 21, with FAABULOUS THE SHOW hosting a benefit for The Center at Notoriety on the top floor of Neonopolis. A portion of ticket sales was donated back to The Center. The Jolt Coffee Shop, located in the lobby of The Center, also introduced their new homemade ice cream with a special flavor to celebrate Harvey Milk Day.
The Space and Mark Shunock of Marshun Entertainment partners with The Center to create the inaugural PRIDE MONTH KICK OFF with box office proceeds going directly to The Center. Tickets range from $25-$50 and some events are free. For tickets, visit: https://thespacelv.com/
For more information about any of these events, visit thecenterlv.org.
The schedule of Pride Month events include:
June 2: The Stage Is Yours!
Qvolution Youth from The Center and Youth Allies take the stage with an eclectic mix of song, spoken word, music, and much more at a free show.
June 3: Life is Just DRAG – DIVAS Rhinestones and Glamour
Spectacular performances from the Las Vegas strip to stage and screen take over The Space in a classic “Glamourfest” fashionista show.
June 4: Behind the Bar with Norma With Special Guest Jai Rodriquez!
For cocktails, camp, crafts, and a cup of the unexpected, Norma Llyaman brings her pandemic internet show to the live stage.
June 5: First Time in Forever
Broadway Stars Taylor Frey, Kyle Dean, and Jessica Vosk
June 8: Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom will join the staff and members of The Center at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign to commemorate PRIDE Month.
June 10: Fashion Show Mass Pride Celebration Extravaganza
6:00 PM, Free viewing, VIP ticketed area
June 11: Dancing Under the Stars Adult Prom at The Center.
7-10 PM, Suggested Donation, 21+ Event
June 12: Under the Stars and Over the Rainbow Youth Prom at The Center.
7-10 PM – Qvolution hosts the prom for youth, ages 13-24, of all sexual orientations and gender identities to experience an environment where they are loved and acknowledged.
June 13: Pahrump Proud Community Gathering
11-4 PM, Family friendly event at Pahrump Nugget, Games, vendors, entertainment, Free event
June 18-19: Juneteenth Celebration
This Juneteenth, 6-10 PM, The Center will host an outdoor market and festival to amplify the voices of our Black & LGBTQ+ identified community. Shop local Black and LGBTQ-owned businesses and support the work of local Black & LGBTQ creatives as we come together to celebrate liberation and pride.
June 23: Max Pawn – Pumps, Purses and Pride Cocktail Party
6:30 – 9 PM, Light refreshments, A percentage of all proceeds for the month of June will benefit the programs and services of The Center. DIVA Fashion Show from Rene’ Tyler at Fashion Show Mall.
June 25: Concert in the Park with Tom Goss at The Center
8 PM, Ticketed event, Garden Set Up.
June 26: Gender Justice Community Awards at The Center
Big Valley Wrestling, 7 PM, Ticketed event.
June 27: Sunday Gospel DRAG Revival at The Phoenix
This article was originally published in the Summer Fun Issue of Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine, and can be read in its original format here.