Issue 41 Articles2022-09-15T18:36:32-07:00

Issue 41 – The PRIDE Issue!

Browse the articles below, or read the entire issue as it was printed here.

The Vixen Presents Black Girl Magic

In many ways 2020 was a watershed moment in the fight for racial equity. But, has that translated into tangible change in queer communities? Racism and a white supremacist narrative are pervasive in the LGBTQ community. Grindr has well documented issues, the health care system has done little to address bias and the entertainment industry is certainly no exception. Enter The Vixen and Black Girl Magic.

The Jet Foundation

Dr Jeffery Eugene Thompkins Jr is the Founder & Executive Director of JET Foundation, Inc. Since 2018, the organization has led outreach support and advocacy in Nevada contributing to a dramatic decrease in the divide of what services people need and the barriers that exist in receiving them.

Mid Modern Casa

It’s complicated. That would be the best way to describe how the home that is now lovingly called the Mid Mod Casa came to fruition from its brainchild Chris Cope. Cope and his husband Michael Moats have had a journey with their house. Somehow, their adventures along the way led to what is now their Mid Modern Casa.

Hard Summer – Soft Landing

On a scorching weekend at the end of July, the NOS Event Center in San Bernadino, California we witnessed Insomniac Events do it again. Hard Summer Festival’s line-up was packed with talent across different genres and intensities. Every single event Insomniac produces they make the right call, with the right combination of line-up, with the right ambiance, in the right setting.

Honorarium

The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada will have its 2022 Honorarium at Resorts World Las Vegas on October 14, 2022, starting at 5:30 pm.

AstroloTea

As we slip into October following the Autumn Equinox (September 22nd), we can take what we learned about ourselves in September and integrate that into more social and interpersonal dynamics. September 23rd initiates Libra season, which activates the socialite within.

Take a Little Trip with DRAMA

DRAMA is the multicultural collaboration between producer Na’el Shehade’s chic Chicago house-infused production style, and vocalist Via Rosa whose soulful delivery is inspired by the improvisational nature of jazz and playful patterns of hip-hop and bossa nova. The duo play to the complementary dynamics of their unlikely pairing by blurring the lines between R&B and dance-pop, heartbreak and bliss.

Laganja Estranja

We caught Laganja Estranja for a brief interview before she left on her upcoming tour. She will be closing out the season in Dewey beach, Delaware, Hawaii, where she has been performing 2 to 3 times a year since 2014. Then Canada and closing the tour in New York. She grew up in Dallas, TX with very supportive parents.

Individual vs. Employer Life Insurance Comparison

Almost 70 percent of employees have access to life insurance through work, and 80 percent of those employees take advantage of this benefit, according to LIMRA, an insurance industry research organization based in Windsor, Connecticut. Half of U.S. workers have the option to purchase supplemental life insurance policies through their employer, and about 50 percent of this group buy it.1

Monkeypox (MPX)

Fortunately, we are learning more every day about the monkeypox virus (MPX) and how the virus behaves outside of Central and West Africa. To understand how we got to the place we are today, it’s important to outline the chronology of events leading up to the MPX global health threat.

Letter from the President

As we approach Las Vegas PRIDE 2022, the road behind us is to tough to think about, the present is filled with pressure and uncertainty, and the future is still to be. Our theme this year, Beautiful Tomorrow, calls for us to take action. We must do something EVERY DAY to make tomorrow a better day for ourselves, and for others.

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