My name is Angelo Gomez. I am 26 years old. For the past four years, I have been honored to serve the city I grew up in, Henderson, Nevada. As a member of the LGBTQ+ Community, I appreciate Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine for giving me the opportunity to express my experience as a police officer and the role diversity can play in public service.
When I mentioned I was going back to Vegas again, a friend asked me if I had ever been to Dig it! Coffee Co. I had never heard of it, but I love coffee, so why not give it a try? Then I mentioned it to another friend, who said, “Karen, how have you never heard of this place? They focus on hiring people with disabilities,” And now it was my mission to go to Dig it! while visiting Vegas.
In a candid and heartfelt conversation, Andrew Ryan sat down with the legendary comedian and activist, Kathy Griffin, to discuss her life, career, and the profound impact she’s had on the LGBTQ+ community. From her daring stand-up routines to her unyielding commitment to advocacy, Kathy Griffin has become an icon for many. Andrew delved into her experiences, challenges, and the enduring connection she shares with her fans and the LGBTQ+ community.
Las Vegas PRIDE is PROUD to announce, in celebration of their 40th Anniversary, the appointed royalty in waiting, Mr. and Mrs. Las Vegas PRIDE 2024, Derek Guerrero and Norma Llyaman (Jim McCoy). In collaboration with all previous royalty, our 2024 sovereigns will be present throughout the next 18 months, honoring Las Vegas PRIDE’s eminent past, present, and future.
PRIDE celebrates 40 years and is taking the always fun Kids Area at the festival on October 7 and creating something very special! A creative team of event professionals, actors, entertainers, and puppeteers are taking the heavily wooded area at the North side of the event and transforming it into a magical and enchanting Fairytale Land!
Clair Koetitz and Lyndon Marquez have volunteered with various organizations throughout their time in the valley, including Las Vegas PRIDE, The Center, Golden Rainbow, HRC, and The Huntridge Family Clinic. They have donned multiple hats within these organizations over the years, and their dedication to community service remains unwavering.
The story of LGBT Pride in Las Vegas, like in many other cities across the United States, is one of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity. During the mid-20th century, homosexuality was heavily stigmatized, and the LGBTQ+ community often lived in the shadows, fearing discrimination and persecution.
The glittering lights of Las Vegas got a little brighter on August 29th, 2023, as the Museum of Illusions celebrated the grand opening of its largest and most captivating museum yet. Situated at 63 on The Strip, nestled conveniently between The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and The Shops at Crystals, this new attraction promises an awe-inspiring adventure for visitors of all ages.
Meet Brady McGill, the passionate Las Vegas native dedicated to making the world a better place through his role as President and CEO of Las Vegas PRIDE in the September 2023 issue of Vacationer Magazine. With 15 years of unwavering commitment, Brady has transformed this all-volunteer, non-profit organization into a beacon of hope and inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community.
MPOX is related to the virus that causes smallpox and sometimes shows up as flu-like symptoms and as sores and lesions. It’s not an STI but can be transmitted through all the fun stuff – like skin-to-skin contact, swapping bodily fluids, sharing sheets and kissing.
Femme representation is beautiful and important in the queer community. We all appear differently and express our sexuality and appearance in various ways while still identifying as Femme. We embrace everything feminine, but we are much more than just that.
To retell my story is to relive it… the scary moments, the sadness and anger, the embarrassment, and the less-than-human “customer service” provided verbally and non-verbally. Oh yeah, and the physical pain, there’s that too.
Las Vegas is a city much more than the bright façade of lights and sculpted stucco. The dazzling shows of world-class entertainers were what diverted me from a career in Broadway’s endless revivals and rigid design hierarchy.
Despite being complete opposites, we share a profound similarity in our identities, beliefs, love, and perspectives on the world. Prior to our encounter, we both sought love in relationships that proved unworthy, resorting to drugs and alcohol. These experiences clouded our understanding of what love truly entailed.
Battlelines are forming across the United States as anti-LGBTQ+ hate groups and politicians are pushing to eliminate our community’s rights and our ability to control our own bodies. But this year in Nevada, it was a different story.
BigHorn Rodeo is held at Horseman’s Park, with events starting at the park on Friday, September 15th. Rodeo School is on Friday at 11 am, registration begins at 6 pm, and CowBoy Bingo will be held in the pavilion starting at 7 pm.
According to Southern Nevada Health District officials, if you had one dose of the mpox vaccine that is a good start but getting two doses not only offer you better protection it can make spreading the virus less likely.
We are just two months away from our 40th Las Vegas PRIDE Parade and Festival, coming this October 6-7! We are very excited about this year’s celebration as we look back on the past 40 years and look ahead to our bright future.
Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel is putting on its blue suede heels this June as the wedding chapel famed for its theatrical, themed weddings launches two new wedding packages: ShElvis and Queens of Vegas. The chapel has always been LGBTQ+ friendly since its founding more than 20 years ago and is excited to further embrace the community and offer these two new wedding packages that feature four unique options all performed by an icon of drag.
The first Pride was a riot. Trans and gender-nonconforming individuals, people of color, and LGBT individuals in New York had had enough, and they stood up. They fought the Police and systems of oppression in the streets outside the bar “Stonewall Inn.” The insurrection continued for the next several nights. These uprisings made significant headlines and rippled throughout the globe, with similar fights happening in England and across the United States.