Issue 42 – The Arts Issue!
Palm Springs Pride
The first weekend in November, locals and out-of-towners alike converged onto the streets, bars, and venues of Palm Springs to celebrate the city’s annual Pride. The festival had acts like Todrick Hall, the YouTube sensation who got his start on American Idol.
Sappho’s Garden Art Show Celebrates LGBTQ Artists
Sappho’s Garden inside the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival held on October 8 at Craig Ranch Park showcased some of our talented local artists. Our sincere thanks go to local artists Gem Jaxx and Liezl Siojo who once again brought their talents to this burgeoning space inside the festival.
Millennials and Retirement: The To-Do List
Retirement saving is not on most millennials’ list of top priorities. That may be why many experts expect that millennials will not be able to retire until well into their 70s. In fact, the top financial concerns of millennials are student loan debts, lagging wages, housing and living costs, bills and credit cards/debt and lack of employment.
The Smith Center 2023 Season Preview
The Smith Center serves as a leading performing arts center, ranked as one of the top 10 theaters in the world by Pollstar Magazine, a respected trade publication for the concert industry. With its three performance spaces, The Smith Center offers one the most cutting-edge, acoustically advanced and versatile performing arts campuses in the world.
Lost Queer History Resting in Gold Butte
When we try to look back at people’s lives and reframe their stories through a more modern lens, it’s often too late to get the information we need or want to tell the story that appears so obvious through context clues or our more modern way of thinking. This is especially true when it comes to the lives and loves of LGBTQ+ individuals, even if that history isn’t too far in the past.
Choreographer Adriana Pierce created the initiative #QueertheBallet to broaden the scope of classical ballet to authentically include LGBTQ+ voices and narratives. #QueertheBallet seeks to “queer” our ballet spaces and explore choreography often absent from ballet stages.
The Rising Star, Pure XTC
Taylor Hughes, better known as pure xtc, has long since had a musical instrument in her hands. When she was five, she wanted to play drums, and was so relentless on the subject that her parents gave her every other instrument to play instead.
Binary Code – Rio Antone
Rio has described themselves as a “short frumpy queer kid.” I feel as though they have outgrown this description of themselves and are befitting of something more magnanimous.
Rayz of Ash
Ashley Ray (she/they) is a licensed professional counselor and mental health educator as well as a body positive model and creator/author of a humanistic paradigm shift, they demonstrate the intrinsic understanding that as humans we exist upon a spectrum of being.
Happy and Healthy Holidays
The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is urging area residents to stay up to date with their COVID-19 and flu vaccinations and connecting with a health care provider to learn more about COVID-19 treatment options in advance of the holiday season.
Talking Body with Dollz & Queenz
Dollz & Queenz represents a non biased talk show platform for those who have had any type, would like to have, or just interested in having some type of bodily enhancements. Dollz & Queenz is a judgement free platform regardless of one’s gender identity, or sexual orientation.
GLCCNV and Cox Business Present $10,000 in Small Business and Educational Grants
Zandi Salstrom Schlegel of Inspired Life Therapy in Reno and Brian “Paco” Alvarez of Psionic Art Works in Las Vegas each received $5,000 from Cox Business as the 2022 Cox Business and Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada, GLCCNV.
Rêve, The Girl with No Plan B
Briannah Donolo, known professionally as Rêve, is a Canadian singer songwriter. In her Instagram bio she would describe herself as a “messy singer of songs, Pisces sun, and avid oversharer.” One glance at the time and energy she puts into her social media posts, and you can tell she has a lot to say.
New Guidelines in Support of Youth Mental Health Crisis
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), today released a new report, National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Care, which describes the urgent need to improve crisis response services for children, youth, and families and provides guidance on how communities can address the existing gaps in care for youth.
8 Holiday Mocktails to Keep the Party Going this Holiday Season
It’s that time of year again, the fireside is burning bright and sleigh bells are ringing, not in Las Vegas, but surely to hell, somewhere. ‘Tis the season to celebrate another year down and a return to the some of our most cherished traditions.
The Respect for Marriage Act
Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about the Respect for Marriage Act and the LGBTQ+ community. If you thought that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) already granted marriage equality to same-gender couples back in 2015 in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, then you are right. However, a new possible threat caused Congress to take proactive steps to further cement marriage equality in the United States.
Letter from the Editor
It’s been two years since we relaunched Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine after the pandemic and it seems almost laughable to say that we’ve been through a lot. What. A. Ride.