Issue 45 – The PRIDE Month Issue!
Las Vegas PRIDE Elevate Pool Party
Las Vegas is an oasis in the desert. The summer heat and party vibes rise for locals and tourists, and the sun and pools beg for parties. Las Vegas PRIDE has partnered with SAHARA Las Vegas for the 2023 ELEVATE PRIDE Pool season! Join us every Saturday at the Retro Pool.
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!
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!
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.
Let There Be Lesbians: The Party You Didn’t Know You Needed.
In the heart of the central coast of California is a city called San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short. The city isn’t necessarily known for its queer community; however, there is one sapphic party worth talking about. “Let There Be Lesbians” is the brainchild of Renee Periat.
Enchanted Forest 2023 Youth Prom
The LGBTQ+ Center of Southern Nevada offers its own Youth Prom. It’s a fabulous night of music, food, dancing, and live entertainment for LGBTQ+ teenagers who otherwise may not get a chance to celebrate this special event and create positive lasting memories that will forever impact their lives.
Letter from the President
We are ready and excited to honor the past as we celebrate PRIDE! From the trailblazers pre-Stonewall to those who fight for justice and equality daily around the globe, we will gather to honor, remember, celebrate, and advance LGBTQIA+ Rights every day!
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.”
PRIDE OUTside Hikes Mary Jane Falls
Las Vegas PRIDE OUTside hosts monthly hikes all around the valley. These events are free to attend, open to all, and a nice way to get a little exercise and time in the great OUTdoors.
Club Q – Resilience in the Face of Tragedy
On November 19th, 2022, Club Q fell victim to a mass shooting hate attack that took the lives of five individuals, including two bartenders and three patrons, and injured 17 others. This tragic event has not only shaken the local community but also garnered national attention.
It was a beautiful spring day when Transfix opened its gate at Resorts World in late April to the crowds of patrons ready to experience the first of its kind, an immersive outdoor art gallery. This massive 4-acre interactive art experience features 50 different art installations from artists all around the world.
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.
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.