Issue 37 Articles2022-01-02T11:13:15-08:00

Issue 37 – The New Year Issue!

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

Letter From the Editor

Welcome to 2022! We hope you find yourself refreshed and ready to take on the New Year or at the very least, having new perspective on where to go from here. What a difference a year makes! 2021 was certainly the year of change. Emerging from our time in isolation proved both exhilarating and daunting all at once.

iElevate+TV

iElevate+TV is a LIVE and on demand streaming service created, designed and developed to tell Black LGBTQ stories. After over a year in development the network launched on Apple, Amazon and is available for download online.

Sin City Classic

The 15th Annual Sin City Classic returns January 13-16, 2022. The largest annual LGBTQ+ sporting event in the world is a multi-day sports festival hosted in Las Vegas by the Greater Los Angeles Softball Association (GLASA). This year, more than 8,000 athletes will converge on fabulous Las Vegas leading up to and during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

Lionheart Recovery Center

Lionheart Recovery Center is a brand-new, ultramodern substance abuse treatment program located in the heart of Las Vegas. The new center and community resource offers a refreshing change to addiction treatment with tailor-made treatment plans including practitioners and staff equipped to meet the unique needs of LGBTQ+ people.

Life is Beautiful 2021 Recap

On a hot Vegas weekend in the middle of September, nearly 180,000 people converged onto the streets of downtown Las Vegas. Block after block being cut off to put together a festival that encompassed the very idea of happiness, joy, love, and energy. “We exist to build a more beautiful world” is the tagline of the now famous three-day festival known as Life is Beautiful.

Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Diversity in Musical Theatre

Musical theater is often regarded as being “so gay”, but EllaRose Chary and Brandon James Gwinn feel that despite that, it’s often not very “queer.” The writing team behind the 2021 Richard Rodgers Award winning musical, TL;DR Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix, aim to change that. Their new album, Place & Time, is shining a spotlight on women, queer POC, theys, enbys and trans folk. “We are here too,” says EllaRose Chary.

Hustla Ball Returns

HustlaBall returns to Las Vegas January 13-16, 2022, for its eighth year of sex positive mischief of the highest order.  The worldwide phenomenon returns bringing some of the hottest international names in entertainment and nightlife, as it has for nearly a decade.

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