Issue 45 Articles2023-05-26T17:28:23-07:00

Issue 45 – The PRIDE Month Issue!

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

White House Strongly Opposes Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023

For students nationwide, participating in sports and being part of a team is an important part of growing up, staying engaged in school, and learning leadership and life skills. H.R. 734 would deny access to sports for many families by establishing an absolute ban on transgender students, even those as young as elementary schoolers, playing on a team consistent with their gender identity.

Crawl With Us!

Las Vegas, known as the city that never sleeps, has become synonymous with glitz, glamour, and non-stop entertainment. But for those seeking an extraordinary casual bar experience, one event stands out from the crowd – Crawl With Us!


Well, family, it’s PRIDE SEASON…and you know what that means… Wait…what does that mean? What popped up in your head when you read that first sentence? What is “Pride Season?” What does “gay pride” or “queer pride” actually mean? It opens a fascinating conversation that offers tons of opportunities for reflection, reflection that I invite you to join me in.


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.

A Star is Born at The Center

A lifelong wish to appear on the Broadway stage was granted to Howard Shapiro, an older adult who counts on the supportive services and resources of the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada. Fulfilling Howard’s wish is Wish of a Lifetime from AARP, a charitable affiliate of AARP that grants life-changing wishes to older adults and inspires people to redefine aging in America.

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.

Exclusively Inclusive.

One of the things I love about Vegas is there’s always so much to do! When we visit our Desert Oasis, we like to go to concerts and shows if they are accessible and affordable. In early December 2022, we had a trip planned specifically to attend a concert of one of our long-time favorites. We bought the tickets when they first went on sale; we were so excited!

So Funny it Hurts: The Dynamic Story of Mikalah Gordon

You might recognize Mikalah Gordon from the fourth season of American Idol, where at 16 years old, she was the youngest contestant to reach the top 12. Or it could be from her four-year run on the first national LGBTQ morning show on Channel Q. You may have seen her on shows like “The Tyra Banks Show,” “Living with Fran,” or “The Unit.”

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