Viva Las Vegas! This mantra is not just a catch phrase, it’s a way of life! And LGBTQIA+ persons from across the spectrum travel to the City to engage in a world class recreation and cultural experience. Now, the LV Eddie Challenging Lives Changing Minds (CMCL) Foundation, Inc. will be joining the ranks with the persons and organizations who have left their imprint on Las Vegas.
“Our foundation lives as a body focused on serving persons who identify as LGBTQ+ beyond the classiﬁcations of race, gender, or socioeconomic status,” Board Chair Benard Postell said. “We have funded the creative arts, health initiatives, and provided scholarships to our people because we deserve an opportunity to elevate ourselves as well,” Postell added.
“The Foundation” as it is aﬀectionately known was started over 13 years ago by members of its counterpart social organization, The Academia Society, Inc. Since its inception, the Foundation has supported LGBTQ+ projects, programs, and service initiatives throughout the South. Continuing its work throughout the pandemic, because our lives and culture still mater, the Foundation alongside The Academia Society, Inc. are looking to expand their reach.