Article Archives2023-08-09T19:14:11-07:00

Browse our archives below. Please note that not all articles are available in this format. For a complete archive of all past Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine issues, please visit our Issue Archives.

PRIDE in Service

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.

Exclusively Inclusive – Dig It! Coffee Co.

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.

Kathy Griffin

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.

A Royal Couple

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.

Kids Area at Las Vegas PRIDE to Become Fairytale Land!

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!

A Journey of Dedication

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.

Magic and Science Collide at Museum of Illusions Las Vegas Grand Debut

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.

Las Vegas PRIDE featured in Vacationer Magazine

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.

Nevada Gay Rodeo

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.

ShElvis and Queens of Vegas at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel

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.

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