Issue 37 – The New Year Issue!
Rosa Agius – The Woman Who Does It All
If you were to put a blueprint together of what an independent, badass, creative woman looks like you’d find Rosa Agius. The Australian import whose resume boasts accomplishments like owner and creator of the clothing line Aussie Allure, owner of Rosa Agius Productions, lead dancer and host of the show Rock Candy Las Vegas, regular go-go dancer at The Abbey West Hollywood amongst others.
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 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.
Forty & Fabulous: InterPride Returns to San Diego
San Diego Pride has secured the bid to host the InterPride General Meeting & World Conference in 2023 bringing together hundreds of Pride organizers from across the globe.
College Investment Strategies
The 529 college savings plan is widely regarded as one of the most tax friendly tools available for funding a child’s future tuition, but how one invests within those plans can make a big difference in the potential return and level of risk.
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.
The Perfect Pitch
Together we can provide community, harmony, opportunity respect, unity, and service to better the Las Vegas Metropolitan area. Or at least that is the mantra of the Las Vegas Men’s Chorus.
Bursting Through – What if I Told Him?
Bursting Through’s mission is to recycle hate into love through storytelling, activism, and the celebration of the relationships between Queer and Straight people. When I write, I keep that mission top of mind and hope that my words put a little more love into the world, make someone think or reach them on an emotional level.
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.
Resorts World Las Vegas
As the first new resort to be built on the Strip in a decade, in a global pandemic no less, Resorts World Las Vegas joins a growing list of new and refreshed brands setting up shop in town. But that may be where the similarities end.
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.