Category Archives: Community

Las Vegas Gay Lesbian Center to open in Downtown Vegas

The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada for two
decades has served as a home away from home for gay, lesbian, bisexual
and trans­gender teens and adults.

Now, The Center finally has a permanent home all its own.

Staffers and volunteers are putting finishing touches on The Center’s
new $4 million digs in a freestanding building in downtown Las Vegas. 

The 16,000-square-foot Robert L. Forbuss Building, in a residential
neighborhood on Maryland Parkway at Lewis Avenue, is set to open early
next month.  Read more at LVJR.

Straight People Are Welcome in Las Vegas!

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors authority, has launched a new campaign aimed at targeting gays and lesbians. 
The board commissioned a series of ads featuring
average looking middle aged straight couples amidst gay and lesbian
revelry.

The captions read “Everyone’s welcome; even straight people.”

The associated ads, created by R&R Partners
and featuring attractive same-sex couples enjoying themselves in the
city, poke fun at heterosexuals who are repeatedly depicted as frumpy
and old school.
 

I think its an awesome and clever idea!  AXEL hotels started it first with sayings like,  HETEROFRIENDLY!

Then the OUT  NYC  says, STRAIGHT FRIENDLY.

Las Vegas wants to be sure the LGBT community knows how accepted they are here!

Ribbon for Life June 26th




Las Vegas always provides memorable entertainment – and on June 26, you can enjoy a spectacular performance that benefits a tremendous cause.


The 25th annual “Ribbon of Life” production at Paris Las Vegas benefits Golden Rainbow, a Las Vegas HIV/AIDS nonprofit organization. It’s unlike any show in Las Vegas, as some of the best singers, dancers and performers from premier shows throughout the city come together to showcase their talents.


Golden Rainbow’s mission is to provide housing and financial assistance to Southern Nevadans living with HIV/AIDS, as well as to support prevention education.


So come see the best performers from top Las Vegas shows all under one roof, and all for a terrific cause.

More details and tickets online!  Ribbon for Life



Tickets for the 25th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraiser are priced at $35, $50, $100, and $200 and are available now by calling the Paris Las Vegas Box Office at 1.888.746.7784 or by visiting www.parislasvegas.com or www.ticketmaster.com.  All proceeds benefit Golden Rainbow’s mission to provide housing and direct financial assistance to southern Nevadans living with HIV/AIDS and to support prevention education.



Sin City Sister of Perpetual Indulgence event February 26


The Holy Order of
Sin Sity Sisters of
 Perpetual Indulgence
invite you ….

to get out your best and most bodacious red dress for their annual benefit to fight HIV/AIDS.

The event, sponsored by Blown Out Productions, SNAPI, QVegas, CRUSH, Flava, Las Vegas Nightbeat, Big Daddy Productions and Mundo will be held at The World Market Center (495 S. Grand Central Parkway), on the 16th floor, on February 26, 2011. The VIP Party ($50), which includes admission to the Main Event, will start at 8p and the Main Event ($30) will start at 9p.


The night will feature live entertainment, silent and live auctions, a costume contest, dancing, a cash bar and lots of debauchery and Sister mayhem!


This is a non-smoking and 21+ event.


ALL attendees of the “The Cherry Poppin’ Red Dress” are required to wear a red dress to reflect the solidarity of the community in the fight against HIV/AIDS.


What qualifies as a red dress?

A dress can be made from cloth, mesh, ribbon, sheer, leather or latex, etc. Sarongs, pareos, togas, kilts, skirts with tops, wrap dress, are also allowed. It is not mandatory that your chest be covered, only the nipples of females.


It’s NOT drag (but it can be)

You are NOT required to express yourselves with make-up, heels or other feminine accessories, unless that is what you desire. This is similar in mood to a school uniform… with a twist. It allows for personal expression, but creates a unity and breaks down social barriers that unconsciously exist between people.


There will be red dress rentals available for a small suggested donation.


The Red Dress is the major fundraiser for The Sisters AIDS Drug Assistance Program. This program is designed to assist individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada with both short-term and long-term acquisition of prescribed medications necessary for their continued physical health and mental well-being. Our program will allow these individuals to remain adherent to ALL their prescribed medications needs and will alleviate much of the emotional stress of monthly financial dilemmas. The Sisters have raised and distributed over $230,000 to acquire HIV medications for our clients in the past four years.


The Sisters exist as an order of 21st century nuns dedicated to the promulgation of universal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. Our ministry is one of public manifestation and habitual perpetration. The Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were formed in Las Vegas in 2005. Mother Loosy Lust Bea Lady and some close friends, all with activist and volunteering backgrounds, went out into Las Vegas, and began the mission of love, no shame, no guilt and ultimately the Sisters AIDS Drug Assistance Program.

The Sisters Red Dress Event has become one of the landmark and most highly anticipated events in the city. The Sisters attempt to bless, listen, reach out, and celebrate the fact that by being who we are, as nature made us, we gain grace and redemption. We are proud to have become part of the fabric of fun and glitz that Las Vegas offers, as well as bringing a more thought provoking message of love.


For more informationa about the Sisters, please contact Sister Loosy at (702) 591-6969, Sister Sioux at (702) 205-7794 or Sister Hope at (702) 324-1271.

You can also visit our website at Sin City Sisters   and  Also on FACEBOOK


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The 44th annual Beaux Arts Ball is coming back to Studio 54

The 44th annual
 Beaux Arts Ball
is coming back to Studio 54 this year on Halloween night! The party starts at 10pm and tickets are just $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Don’t forget your costume because cash prizes will be given away for Sexiest, Best Drag and Most Original Costumes!

The biggest Halloween costume party of the year, the Beaux Arts Ball is a Las Vegas tradition dating back more than 40 years. Born as a private party for Strip headliners to lose themselves in costumed fantasy, the Beaux Arts Ball is open to everyone who dares to enjoy. The night features live performances by cast members of Las Vegas production shows, dancing, costume contests and the most outrageous costumes seen anywhere in Las Vegas.

Organized by Golden Rainbow, it is a non-profit organization founded in 1987. We provide housing and financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Southern Nevada area.

Golden Rainbow is a grass roots organization, founded by members of the entertainment industry who saw the need to provide housing for people with HIV/AIDS when one of their own was forced to live and die in a garage.

Entertainers, doing what they do best, put together their first show to raise money for this worthwhile cause. That first show was called “Golden Rainbow” and premiered July 11, 1987, in the Ziegfeld Theatre at Bally’s. Since then the show’s name has been changed to  “Ribbon of Life ” and is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in Nevada.

Hundreds Expected for Anti-Bullying Rally October 4

 Bullying has lead to deaths all across the country. Tonight, a rally will be held in Las Vegas to try to prevent any deaths from happening in the community.

Bullies target their victims for different reasons — sexual orientation, race and even religion.

The recent suicides of students in middle school all the way through college is making local students want to do something before that trend happens here. They are hoping the rally is a start.

The rally is being called a Bully-Free Zone Rally, You Are Loved Campaign, and has been spreading on Facebook. Dinant says the turnout is expected to be in the hundreds.

The Clark County School District does have a no-bullying policy that includes a cyber-bullying policy, that may lead to suspension or expulsion. But the problem for students is they are afraid to speak up.

Administrators suggest talking to teachers students may have a close relationship with to avoid more of the bullying.

The rally will be held at 6 p.m. at the Bar Bistro at The Arts Factory, near Charleston and Main.