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CONTENTS

ARTICLES

12 18 24 26 EVENTS 32 34 16 PRIDE Bingo Pre-Party (Oct 2) 39 17 Colors of PRIDE Bingo (Oct 2) 40 20 Naughty & Kinky Bingo (Oct 3) 46 21 Turnabout & PRIDE Kickoff (Oct 4) 23 Coco Vega’s Gospel Brunch (Oct 6) 52 29 Las Vegas PRIDE Idol Showcase (Oct 8) 59 22 Trixie & Katya Live in Las Vegas (Oct 9) 64 98 Las Vegas PRIDE Parade (Oct 11) 68 70 100 PRIDE Parade Pre-Show (Oct 11) 110 Las Vegas PRIDE Festival (Oct 11 & 12) 73 112 PRIDE Festival Headliners (Oct 11 & 12) 74 106 Las Vegas PRIDE Kid’s Zone (Oct 12) 143 Bears Roam the Ranch (Oct 11) 81 84 Stars-n-Stilettos (Oct 11 & 12) 85 114 Las Vegas PRIDE Pets (Oct 12) 86 104 Las Vegas PRIDE OUTside (Oct 13) 90 137 Las Vegas PRIDE Party Poolside (Oct 13) 94 102 118 Coco Vega’s Gospel Brunch (Oct 13) 140 PRIDE Festival Closing Skate Party (Oct 16) 116 130 62 Pride of the Americas (Apr 21-26) 136 144 GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS PRIDE 2019

Caesar’s PRIDE Card Welcome LGBT History Month PRIDE 101 PRIDE Sponsors Potted Potter Flag Color Meaning National Coming Out Day Mikalah Gordon: A Las Vegas Idol Just Edie! Summer, Sex, & STDs Parade Grand Marshal Love Condoms A Day Without Lesbians is a Day Without Sunshine Spirit Day Catch Up With Mr. & Miss Las Vegas PRIDE Community Directory LGBT History ADDICTED: Heatwave What PRIDE Means to Me Justin Utley: Survivors Parade Judges Vegas Guide Map Andrew Christian PRIDE Closing Pool Party Know Your Status

PUBLISHER Bent Share Entertainment, LLC EDITOR Ernie Yuen LAYOUT & DESIGN Jake Naylor Chuck Spady (OCD Studios) ADVERTISING Ernie Yuen, Lyndon R. Marquez & Clair Koetitz PHOTOGRAPHY Barbara Maeker, Yev Z Photography, Photos by Sin, Ryan Bake, Inked NY, ICON PR, VV Media ON THE COVER Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil with Mistress of Sensuality, Edie COVER PHOTO Yev Z Photography CONTRIBUTORS Addicted / ES Collection, Andrew Christian, Andrew Jenkins, Courtney Carroll / Neon Museum, Eric Hendrickson / Live Nation, Heather Weiss-Besignano, Jeff Dorta, Joslyn Hatfield, Kortney Olsen, Kristen Santero, Nick Martinez, Lisa Vanderpump, Phil Lobel / Lobeline Communications, Richard B. Alexander / Down and Derby, Sarah Mitchell, Stephan Penczek, Steve Mitchell Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. (SNAPI) or Bent Share Entertainment, LLC. No part of this publication, including stories, artwork, advertising or photos, may be reproduced without written permission from SNAPI. For information regarding the Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine or to advertise in future issues, contact SNAPI at 4001 S. Decatur Blvd. #37-540, Las Vegas, NV 89103-5800, (866) 930-3336 or email ernie@ lasvegaspride.org. For information regarding Las Vegas PRIDE events, visit www.lasvegaspride. org. The appearance of any person, business or organization in this publication, by name, advertisement or photograph, is not an indication of sexual orientation. SNAPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

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WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS PRIDE and October 12th is the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival. Lisa Vanderpump is the Celebrity Grand Marshal for our Parade. The Las Vegas PRIDE Festival will be open on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the grounds are open from 5:00pm until 1:00am and on Saturday from 12:00noon to 1am. Tickets are available for both single and two-day admission. Aloha! Presale tickets are on sale now! Please visit www.lasvegaspride. Las Vegas PRIDE 2019 is here kids! org for more details. We have a lot of changes planned for 2019. Most obvious, is the A VIP area is returning to the PRIDE Festival location has moved! PRIDE Festival. VIP tickets include The new home of the 2019 Las weekend pricing for specialty Vegas PRIDE Festival is the Down- cocktails, food and snacks, with town Las Vegas Event Center just 1 entertainer meet and greets. The block west (3rd St. & Bridger Ave.) VIP area is located on a second of the PRIDE Parade Main Stage level patio overlooking the entire (4th St. & Bridger Ave.). This year, PRIDE festival. our entire 14-day celebration is centered around the 50th Anni- I suggest that you purchase your versary of Stonewall. It is hard to tickets online, come to downtown imagine that the pride movement early on Friday, get your weekend began just 50 years ago. We have pride festival bracelet early, have a lot to be proud of! dinner grab a couple of cocktails, watch the parade, and as soon as Save the dates! Las Vegas PRIDE the parade is done, join us at the is one week earlier and now on festival. a 3-day weekend. October 11, NCOD (National Coming Out Day) Las Vegas PRIDE Pets and the Kid’s is the date of the Las Vegas PRIDE Zone are returning. There will also Night Parade & Parade After Party, be great food, lots to drink, many 18

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retail vendors and exhibitors and some amazing entertainment. Friday night, starting immediately after the parade we have a great lineup of entertainment inside the festival grounds, so follow the end of the parade right to the entrance of the festival grounds. Las Vegas PRIDE Family Rainbow Bingo is also part of our Las Vegas PRIDE Celebration. This year’s event is sponsored by Cox Communications. Our most popular bingo event of the year returns to Alexis Park on October 2nd. Come early for a Pre-Party, open to all paid Bingo players, from 5-6pm. The special pre-party will have complimentary food and fun. Don’t forget to save yourself a seat for Bingo! Daubers go up at 6:30pm! Watch for lots of great prizes at this bingo including a large flat-screen TV. A special Naughty & Kinky Bingo will also be held at Hamburger Mary’s on Thursday, Oct. 3rd at 8pm. Consider yourself warned, this isn’t your typical Grandma Bingo and is age-restricted to 21+ only. Friday, Oct. 4th at 10:30pm is our Turnabout/PRIDE Kick-Off Party at Hamburger Mary’s. Sunday, Oct. 6th is our opening Temptation Sundays Pool Party at the Luxor Hotel from noon to 4pm. On Tuesday, Oct 8th, please join us at Hamburger Mary’s as we showcase the winners of Las Vegas PRIDE Idol 2019. You’ll get a little tease of their performance coming to the main stage at the

festival. On Thursday, Oct 10th, we are hosting a very special Las Vegas PRIDE Pet Charity Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s; all proceeds will benefit 5 different pet-focused nonprofit organizations. On Sunday, Oct 13th, join us for Recovery Gospel Brunch hosted by Miss Coco Vega at Hamburger Mary’s. Our PRIDE Festival Host, Jenifer Warner, and our Miss Las Vegas PRIDE 2019, Alei’Aloha Savage will be the special guest performers. Reservations are suggested. The Down and Derby Skate Party will close out our 14-day celebration. The 21+ Skate Party includes a Halloween costume contest with lots of prizes. The fun starts at 10pm at the Gold Spike. We still have many events to add to our list, many are still in the planning stages and will be announced on our website once everything is confirmed. For more information please go to www.lasvegaspride.org for more details. A full list of events will be posted on our calendar. Thank you to all of the volunteers helping us with our PRIDE events this year. Please be safe, have fun, celebrate Las Vegas PRIDE, and please be nice to one another. In PRIDE! Ernie “Pineapple” Yuen Executive Director, Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. & Editor, Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine

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SYMBOLS, FLAGS, & COLORS EXPLAINED

Pride festivals/parades are famous the world over for their exuberant and unique message-driven themes. A colorful, fabulous celebration, parades are often distinguished by lively participants with brandish colorful flags and symbols. But what does each color of the pride flag represent? What does that pink triangle stand for? Ever wonder what the meaning of each color is?

8 STRIPED HOT PINK: Sexuality RED: Life ORANGE: Healing YELLOW: Sunlight GREEN: Nature TURQUOISE: Magic/Arts INDIGO/BLUE: Serenity VIOLET: Spirit

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RED: Life ORANGE: Healing YELLOW: Sunlight GREEN: Nature TURQUOISE: Magic/Arts INDIGO/BLUE: Serenity VIOLET: Spirit

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RED: Life ORANGE: Healing YELLOW: Sunlight GREEN: Nature INDIGO/BLUE: Serenity VIOLET: Spirit

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INTERLOCKING MALE SYMBOLS

INTERLOCKING FEMALE SYMBOLS

Two interlocking male gender symbols, the singular of which is borrowed from the astrological sign for Mars, have represented gay men since the 1970’s.

Two interlocking female gender symbols, the singular of which is borrowed from the astrological sign of Venus, began representing the lesbian community in the 1970’s.

TRANSGENDER SYMBOL

INTERLOCKING MALE & FEMALE SYMBOLS

This symbol combines and These symbols signify men attracted to men modifies elements of the and women (left) and a women attracted to male and female gender men and women (right). symbols.

INVERTED PINK TRIANGLE

LAMBDA

The pink triangle was originally used to denote homosexual men as a Nazi concentration camp badge. The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP) adopted the inverted pink triangle to symbolize the “active fight back” against HIV/AIDS “rather than a passive resignation to fate.”

The lowercase Greek letter has symbolized the LGBT community since 1970, when the Gay Activist Alliance selected it to represent the gay rights movement. Some believe the “l” stands for “liberation.”

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TRANSGENDER LIGHT BLUE: Baby Boys LIGHT PINK: Baby Girls WHITE: Those who are transitioning

PANSEXUAL PINK: Those who identify within female spectrum YELLOW: Transgender BLUE: Those who identify within the male spectrum

LIPSTICK LESBIANS

BI-SEXUAL ROSE: Same-gender attraction LAVENDAR: Attraction anywhere within the gender spectrum BLUE: Opposite gender attraction

The creator of the Lipstick Lesbian Flag did not indicate a meaning behind the stripes of the flag, only the group to which the flag belonged.

BEAR BROTHERHOOD All seven stripes represent the colors of fur throughout the world. BEAR PAW: Love of Bears & thier Admirers

LEATHER BLACK: Leather & Permanence BLUE: Devotion & Loyalty White: Purity & Innocence RED HEART: Love of Leather Men

ASEXUAL BLACK: Asexuality GREY: Grey-Asexuality and Demisexuality WHITE: Non-Asexual Partners and Allies PURPLE: Community

LEATHER GIRL BLACK: Leather & Permanence PINK: Female Leather White: Purity & Innocence RED HEART: Love of Leather Women

FURRY PALE BLUE: Male Gender PINK: Female Gender LANVENDER: Transgender FELINE PAW: Represents feline anthropomorphism across all gender boundaries

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BOI / BOY BLACK: Leather & Permanence White: Purity & Innocence GREEN: Denotes the inexperienced young man RED HEART: Signifies where the boy’s heart is

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BY SARAH MITCHELL

A LAS VEGAS IDOL

MIKALAH GORDON Musician, comedian, and actress Mikalah Gordon was born and raised here in Las Vegas. She began singing when she was only two years old, and started performing in shows in different hotels at a very young age. Growing up in Vegas she was exposed to a multitude of different types of people and different types of stages to perform on. Her biggest musical inspirations growing up include Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, and Janis Joplin. Mikalah loves to perform songs by these artists. These songs also happen to be perfect songs to really

showcase just how powerful her voice and range are. Due to the fact that she started her singing career at such a young, when she auditioned for American Idol at only sixteen years old, she felt right at home. She always knew that she wanted to sing and entertain. She not only received a golden ticket for Hollywood week, she advanced all the way through to the Top 11. During her time on the show she performed songs such as “Young Hearts Run Free”, “Love Will Lead You Back”, and “God Bless the Child.” YOUR GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS PRIDE 2019


When asked about her time on American Idol, and some of the takeaways she had, Mikalah responded with, “I think that, honestly, anything is possible. I was so young, I had literally just turned sixteen and there were so many reasons why I couldn’t have made the show, but I never believed in those. I really knew I could do it and once I did it, I felt like there is no way anybody can tell me no. If I want it, I put my mind to it and its mine.”

into a new type of TV show, comedy. She was asked to be on Living with Fran, starring Fran Drescher, who just so happens to be her comedian icon. Being Italian and Jewish, Mikalah felt like Fran was the best representation to see herself on television. She says that getting the call for the show was the best day of her life. She recalled, “I was so excited and, truly, it’s still one of the biggest highlights of my career. I would love to reboot The Nanny. I would die to be able to revise that role for her! After American Idol Mikalah’s ca- She’s everything to me!” reer certainly took off. She got hired at seventeen years old to Mikalah has done multiple comebe a host for an “After Idol” show dy shorts online. One of her first which aired after show. She then ones she did was Kim Kardashian went on to do The Tyra Banks parody videos, called “Keeping Up Show as a correspondent for her. with the Kartrashians.” Somebody These are the two shows that had seen these videos and called are really what got her hosting her up about a new play called in order. So when American Idol “The Trump Family Special.” They returned in 2018 Mikalah knew wanted her to play Melania. It was there wasn’t an Idol after show. so successful, that she created a She wasn’t hosting anything at web series based off of it, called the time so she decided to create “Inside Melania.” When asked her own Idol after show, Idolatry, about any backlash she received which she produced and booked about this, her response was, all the talent for. She created this “I’ve always been kind of controshow for YouTube, and even got versial since American Idol. I have the attention of American Idol, a big mouth, I always say what I who loved it. Each episode includ- think, and I kind of go against the ed an Idol from the current sea- grain. So I’m always prepared to son as well as an Idol from a pre- receive the bad with the good.” vious season. This gave them all a A few years ago Mikalah’s single chance to recap and reflect back “Honey” was released. She will on the show that gave them all be performing this single as well their start in the music industry. as a brand new one on a new show, called “The Big Stage”, airAfter American Idol and the Idol ing this July. This new record she’s after shows, Mikalah ventured making now she describes as a PARADE OCTOBER 11TH | FESTIVAL OCTOBER 12TH

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sexier, more grown up, and more and get back up again. She’s lost grounded version of herself. out on so many roles and believes it’s her job to get up and say, “I When it comes to struggles with can’t take it personal. I have to her entertainment career, Mika- continue towards my craft.” She lah has had her fair share of them. struggles with a lot of anxiety and She believes that she is actually depression and has always been the one who is the biggest prob- very open about mental health. lem to herself because she gets in She really tries to normalize it her own way more than anybody because a lot of people also have else. She believes that in this busi- it, and wants there to be less of a ness, and in life, you really have to stigma around it. believe in yourself and you have to have enough confidence every- Mikalah identifies as lesbian day to be willing to get rejected and has been very lucky when it 48

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comes to struggles in her career due to her sexual orientation. Her mom and grandma both identified as lesbian so it really wasn’t a big deal to her family when she came out. They were extremely accepting of whatever made her happy. In 2019 it is easier to be out than it was 15 years ago, which was a time where Mikalah was not yet out. For the most part people have been really accepting of her sexual orientation in her entertainment career. Sometimes she will receive the nasty Instagram messages, but the positive

overwhelms anything else. She does acknowledge though, that not all people are this fortunate. There are still so many families that don’t allow their children to live their life and don’t speak to them. She hopes other people will be more like her family and show the kind of the acceptance that she received. She just celebrated her four-year anniversary with girlfriend Lisa Pittman who is a prominent DJ here in Las Vegas. Lisa also DJs for the new LGBTQ+ radio station,

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Channel Q, where Mikalah hosts a morning show called “The Morning Beat” with her cohost Jai Rodriguez. Channel Q came out of an Entercom Radio innovation team meeting during the Spring of 2018. The creators asked themselves what was missing from the current radio landscape and discovered a need for an audio platform for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. It’s their goal to offer the community a place to turn to on a daily basis to hear topical discussions through both an LGBTQ+ and progressive lens. Mikalah loves everything about this station. It’s the first LGBTQ+ radio station on FM nationwide, and it’s really all about giving everyone a voice. It’s for LGBTQ+, but also for our straight allies who, in her words, we love and need. This is an immense platform for people to be able to talk about things that are happening within the community. It’s a safe place for anybody who needs a home, whether you’re gay or straight. You just have to be openminded and loving to everybody. Here is one thing Mikalah had to say about Channel Q: “I want people to understand that we talk to LGTBQ+ youth who have been kicked out, been sent to conversion camps, and really have no place to go. I want everyone to remember that.” Though Channel Q broadcasts coast-to-coast, the fastest and easiest way to connect and take them anywhere is to download the radio.com app then 50

just search for Channel Q. They play a wide variety of pop, dance, and EDM artists, both from the LGBTQ+ community as well as straight ally artists. With it being the 50th anniversary of Stonewall this year, Mikalah really wants people within our community to remember how important our Trans community is, especially our black trans women. There have been five deaths this month alone of black trans women. When we celebrate Pride, she wants our community and straight allies to remember that it was our trans brothers and sisters who threw the first bricks at Stonewall. “I don’t want them to be forgotten. I want to make sure they are feeling the love with us during pride,” Mikalah told me with such passion in her voice. Mikalah Gordon is a magnificent artist who is leading the way for aspiring entertainers. She hopes to encourage people to believe that anything is possible, and to remember to show love to everyone in the community. Follow Mikalah on her social media platforms listed below: Instagram: @mikalahgordon Facebook: Mikalah Gordon Twitter: @MikalahGordon Follow Channel Q: Instagram: @wearechannelq Facebook: We Are Channel Q

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JUST EDIE! EDIE is the creation of Christopher Kenney, a native of Portland, OR who started dancing at 8 years old. At 17, he began his professional dance career with Ballet Oregon. For the next eleven years he danced with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Les Ballets Grandiva. In New York he quickly found work dancing on the MTV Video Music Awards with Roseanne Barr, on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and was invit52

ed to be a part of the workshop that lead to the Tony-winning Broadway musical “Fosse.” Shortly after that EDIE was born on a crisp Halloween night at a local West Village hotspot called Universal Grill. She was offered to host her own night on the spot. EDIE quickly became a fixture in New York City racking up a bevvy of awards including Best Drag performer (HX Magazine Award), Best Dance Artist and Entertainer of the Year (Glammy Award). She starred in her autobiographical, off-Broadway original musical “LEGS!,” was seen on HBO’s “Sex and the City,” was featured at YOUR GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS PRIDE 2019


Wigstock, and in several benefits for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS including “Broadway Bares,” “Gypsy of the Year,” and in the all-star performance of “Funny Girl” with Whoopi Goldberg and Bebe Neuwirth. EDIE co-hosted “It’s Judy Show!,” a live weekly talk show with Emmy-winning comedienne Judy Gold for two years at Caroline’s Comedy Club. EDIE made her big screen debut in “Pot Luck” and followed that up with a cameo in “A Four Letter Word.” As the director of “Mommie Queerest” the award for the 2005 LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Comedy Director soon followed. In 2006, she made her Broadway debut in the Tony nominated revival of “The ThreePenny Opera” with Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper” at Studio 54. The next year EDIE got the call of a lifetime from Cirque du Soleil. She was invited to audition for the role of the Emcee in their hit show “Zumanity” in Las Vegas. She got the job and is now in her 12th year as the host of the “Zumanity: The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil” at the NY-NY Hotel & Casino.

starred alongside “Drag Race” veteran Alyssa Edwards in a commercial for LasVegas.com. Edie has served as Grand Marshall in Provincetown’s Carnival Parade and at San Fransisco Pride. In her spare time Edie loves to donate her time to local charities. Edie has hosted The Center’s Honorarium, Broadway Bares, and Golden Rainbow’s Ribbon of Life for 9 years in a row. She was the first recipient of Golden Rainbow’s Volunteer of the Year Award. And when it comes to hosting Las Vegas PRIDE there is no greater joy.

Since joining Cirque du Soleil’s hit show ZUMANITY 12 years ago as the Mistress of Sensuality, the show’s leggy emcee has performed over 5000 shows for over 5 million people. When not performing 10 shows a week, Edie finds time to add even more to her plate. She has appeared on the TV shows “Manzo’d With Children,” “Say Yes To The Dress,” “Carnival King” on Food Network, and PARADE OCTOBER 11TH | FESTIVAL OCTOBER 12TH

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SUMMER, SEX, & STDs By Nick Martinez

This hashtag for the year is #FunintheSun. But when does it become too much fun? I’ll tell you, it becomes too much fun when you have to go to your local Health District to get a shot in your ass or a two pill antibiotic because you were having too much #FunintheSun, that you forgot to wrap it up, and now you have a lovely Sexually Transmitted Disease that you need to treat. According to an interview between Glamour Magazine and Ashwini Nakdarni, M.D., a psychiatry instructor at Harvard Medical School, the sun tends to make people more interested in sex because it boosts their mood. Studies have shown, that there is an increase in contracting an STD during the summer months. Dr. Nadkarni once told Glamour Magazine, “Sunlight has been shown to have an association with serotonin, a key neurotransmitter in the ability to experience pleasure. In addition everyone’s wearing less clothing, sex might be on your brains more than usual.”

and summer “romances.” I’m pretty sure you can guess what happens next. Clark County has been rated one of top counties in the US for contracting STDs. According to the CDC, Clark County has been rated the number one county for Syphilis in the US. It’s no surprise that with Sin Cities continuous flow of international tourists coming and going, unprotected sex is bound to happen, and more than likely bringing along diseases. This gives a whole new meaning to “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!” Of course, other factors play in to our high numbers of STD contraction. It is important for all of us to be vigilant when it comes to protecting ourselves against all sexually transmitted diseases. Unfortunately, not everyone does. We should all be able to have #FunintheSun, but we should also be smart about our choices when having sex, especially, if we have multiple sex partners. Whether someone uses a condom or not, they should still be getting tested and utilizing services available in their county. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

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PRIDE OF THE AMERICAS 2020 TWO CONTINENTS. 35 COUNTRIES. ONE LOVE. Join Greater Fort Lauderdale as we celebrate LGBT+ advocacy at the first-ever Pride of the Americas, April 21-26, 2020. An estimated 350,000 attendees will hit the beach next spring to bring global attention to the inequalities LBGT+ communities face in Latin America and the Caribbean. Events will include an arts festival, business expo and a human rights conference, plus daily sunset concerts, a beach party and parade and other social activities at various venues around town. WELCOME TO FLORIDA’S LBGT+ CAPITAL Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to hundreds of gay-owned and operated businesses, along with one of the largest concentrations of LGBT+ households in the country. We’re home to one of the largest Pride Centers in the country, the world’s first AIDS museum, the global headquarters of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association and the Stonewall Museum, one of the only permanent spaces in the U.S. devoted to exhibitions relating to LGBT+ history and culture.

MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW Six days of events will begin with Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday, April 21 in downtown Fort Lauderdale and culminate on Thursday, April 26 with an epic beach festival and fireworks display. Visit sunny.org/Pride2020

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Businesswoman, TV personality, author, and philanthropist, Lisa Vanderpump hails from London, England. Lisa and her husband Ken Todd have been entrenched in the restaurant and nightclub industry since they started their partnership over 30 years ago. Their four very successful restaurants and bars in Los Angeles are just a peek into their joint ventures. Lisa Vanderpump has most recently become known for the hit Bravo TV series, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Her unique mix of sparkling glamour and down-to-earth style has appealed to thousands of viewers. Fans can also catch Lisa on her spinoff show Vanderpump Rules, of which she is an Executive Producer, which centers around her West Hollywood eatery SUR, as well as her Beverly Hills favorite Villa Blanca, and gorgeous culi64

nary endeavor PUMP. Vanderpump Rules’s success has been touted by the New Yorker, The New York Times, Time Magazine and more, and led to its own spinoff, Vanderpump Rules: Jax & Brittany Take Kentucky, which Lisa also Executive Produced. In 2018, Lisa opened Tom Tom Restaurant and Bar, with junior partners Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz, from the cast of Vanderpump Rules. The latest addition to the Vanderpump empire is Vanderpump Cocktail Garden, scheduled to open at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in Spring 2019. Lisa also competed on the ABC hit show Dancing with the Stars in 2013 and was featured in the Lady Gaga music video for “G.U.Y.” in March 2014. In 2017, Lisa was named Editor-in-Chief of Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine, one of the world’s leading luxury pubYOUR GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS PRIDE 2019


lications, and helmed the publication for over a year. On top of this endeavor, Lisa’s brands have included her own “Vanderpump Beverly Hills” tabletop collection, the “Vanderpump Estate Jewelry” Collection, a pet accessories line at VanderpumpPets.com and a soon to be released fine jewelry collection. Lisa also has her family’s signature Vanderpump Vodka, Vanderpump Rosé and LVP Sangria in retail and on-premise outlets both domestically and internationally.

ture that occurs during the annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The film gives an in depth look at the horrific and brutal interactions that dogs face in parts of the world that have an unrestrained dog meat trade. The Documentary held its World Premiere at the LA Awareness Festival, where it subsequently won the Audience Award, and is now available on Prime Video. Recently, Lisa was thanked on the congressional floor by Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) for her aid in helping pass House Resolution 401, a Most importantly, Lisa’s philan- formal condemnation of the dog thropic ventures are extremely meat trade by the United States. close to her heart. In 2016, Lisa and her husband Ken launched Lisa and husband Ken have The Vanderpump Dog Foundation been steadfast advocates for to help end animal abuse on both the LGBTQ community for many an international and domestic lev- years. Lisa is a spokesperson for el, which opened the doors to its GLAAD and has worked closely first rescue and adoption center with the Desert AIDS Project, The in 2017. Currently, the 501(c)(3) Trevor Project, and the L.A Gay & non-profit Foundation has adopt- Lesbian Center helping homeless ed close to 800 dogs in the U.S. to their new forever homes. In October 2015, Vanderpump organized a peaceful protest march against The Yulin Dog Meat Festival and launched StopYulinForever.org, starting a movement to end the abuse, torture and slaughter of dogs worldwide. Lisa went on to address Congress about the same issues and produce and release her documentary, The Road to Yulin…and Beyond, which covers the last two years of The Vanderpump Dog Foundation’s mission trips to China, to expose the torPARADE OCTOBER 11TH | FESTIVAL OCTOBER 12TH

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LGBT youth. Lisa was a recipient of the Ally Leadership Award from Equality California, an LGBT rights organization, in 2015. Lisa has also conducted fundraising for Susan G. Komen in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, and recently led the 30th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles, cutting the starting ribbon for over 25,000 walkers. In addition, in 2015 Lisa was named Monarch of the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras celebration; addressed the United Nations Concert for the EBOLA effort; and was recognized by the State of 66

California Assembly as “Woman of the Year.” Lisa and Ken have been married for 36 years and have two children. Lisa has a great passion for life and she has tried to instill that in her children; Pandora, 32, and Max, 26. As Lisa said, “I’ve really adored being a mother; but my children have grown now, so I’ve filled my nest with 7 four-legged furry friends. They are the loves of my life.” Lisa and Ken currently reside in Beverly Hills with their 2 miniature ponies, 7 dogs, 7 swans and a variety of other animals. YOUR GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS PRIDE 2019


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A DAY WITHOUT LESBIANS IS A DAY WITHOUT SUNSHINE BY JOSLYN HATFIELD

October 8th marks International Lesbian Day, (yasss honey it is a thing). The worldwide celebration of lady-loving ladies originated in Australia and has gained momentum in regions outside of Oz over time. The holiday differs from Lesbian Visibility Day (celebrated in April) which focuses on combating the systemic erasure of lesbians from within the male-dominated LGBTQ+ activism community and media. At the core, both days share a theme of identity. Commonly defined as a fact of being who or what a person is, identity is a complex intersection of sexuality, gender identification, ethnicity, and 70

socio-economic factors (to name a few). Yet recent years have seen a noticeable shift among LGBTQ+ individuals (particularly younger generations) shying away from binaries and embracing fluid constructs of identity. Where this leaves lesbians is anyone’s guess. Take for example, the long-standing queer media titan After Ellen, who saw a 17 year run in the LGBTQ+ community nearly undone by a tweet alleging a pattern of Trans-phobic content. So much so, that according to Mary Emily O’hara of Out, “the creators at major queer media outlets authored an open letter slamming the message these so-called lesbian publications are sending to YOUR GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS PRIDE 2019


derstand the every changing landscape, but the fact remains, every single identity (not to mention identities yet to be defined) are deserving of respect. In this case, it is the lesbian community deserving of celebration. After all, it was lesbians Barbara Gittings and Kay Lahusen who spearheaded efforts to convince the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder and mental illness in its official guidelines. It was lesbians who cared for our gay brothers when few others would during the onset of the AIDS crisis. It was a lesbian (Jean O’Leary) who organized the first-ever meeting between a sitting president and leaders of the gay rights movement. And, it was a lesbian (Ellen DeGeneres) who trans women and to young les- changed everything when she bians — including trans lesbians came out to 44 million viewers in — and we want to make it clear April of 1997. this is not in our name.” After Ellen Editor-in-Chief Memoree Jo- To be clear, a celebration of lesbielle countered the statement in ans does not automatically imply an open letter stating, “Being an trans-exclusionary radical feminist ally should not require lesbians to lesbian (TERFL) ideologies. The deny their own reality. It should number of inclusive spaces where not require lesbians to relinquish authenticity is valued (even exaltall autonomy, to believe exactly as ed) continues to grow. Recognizothers do, or fall silent.” ing the contributions and identity of one identification in the comEnter International Lesbian day. munity simply does not have to Arguments can be made for and threaten another. We can celeagainst a gradual blurring of lines brate lesbians without rendering in gender identity and sexuality. the identities of Trans women inThere is certainly a segment of valid. It really is that simple. The the community which does not future for lesbians, is (and must now, and will probably never un- be) intersectional. PARADE OCTOBER 11TH | FESTIVAL OCTOBER 12TH

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Catching Up With Mr. & Miss Las Vegas PRIDE 2019 By Ernie Yuen, Las Vegas PRIDE Executive Director

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I had the pleasure of interviewing this year’s Las Vegas PRIDE Royalty for 2019, Alei’aloha and Deejay Savage. Having the opportunity to share something truly unique within a community, is not something everyone gets the chance to accomplish or experience. I caught up with the married couple Jonah and Deejay Labayan-Arvelo to get a brief insight from them.

those who have supported him through his drag career. As for Deejay, becoming Mr. Pride was actually not something he has ever given thought to.” I’m not really a person that likes to be in the spotlight.” says Deejay. When I approached Deejay, he was taken back and wasn’t really sure it was for real. After all was said and done, the couple made the mutual agreement and commitment to reign as a family. Deejay also wanted to have something for their daughter to look back on when she gets older. They said it’s important to show their child that their family represented a common goal for an entire community. Unity, acceptance, and love. Deejay says that being Mr. Las Vegas PRIDE 2019 is a new challenge that will definitely be a proud moment in his life.

Jonah, AKA Alei’Aloha Savage, has always dreamt of one day representing the city of Las Vegas as Miss Las Vegas PRIDE. He started doing drag in April of 2012. He became the drag daughter of the beloved Tracy Savage AKA Kalani one of my best friends growing up in Hawaii. Sadly, Tracy passed away in November 2012. She was in preparation to be crowned Miss Las Vegas PRIDE 2013. As many of us were distraught with her passing, Jonah was crushed. He made a promise to Tracy that he would Their daughter Anuhea was born make her proud in his journey as in April 2015 in Houston, Texas. Alei’Aloha Savage. Both Jonah and Deejay are her biological parents. Of course, they Performing at many local venues get the standard questions... ‘’ So, and some out of state venues, who’s the real dad?” “Was she adJonah has been perusing the art opted or was there a surrogate?’’ of drag ever since. He enjoys cre- They answer the question based ating art through movement and on who’s asking. The true answer the exploration of passion with is Deejay is a transgender male. self-awareness. Like many others, He says that perhaps being trans he also loves to share the art of was a hidden gift brought to them. drag with other people. He works Many gay couples have to jump in the day time as a federal em- through hoops and boundaries ployee and is a loving husband to have children. Rarely are both and father. He feels very proud to parents biological to the child. represent the city of Las Vegas in However, “Having a trans identity honor of Tracy Savage (R.I.L.) and is only a secondary element in our PARADE OCTOBER 11TH | FESTIVAL OCTOBER 12TH

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family, it is not something that is heavenly fixated upon’’ says Deejay. “Being trans or being a drag queen is irrelevant when you’re just a normal loving family” says Deejay. When the Las Vegas PRIDE board asked the couple why they wanted to be PRIDE Royalty. They confidently responded that they agreed to identify and be visible for anyone who is like them... or anyone who strives to achieve the same goals. They have shared their story on a number of different media platforms, and a lot of that activity has led them up to this point. They explained to us, that in the world today, they notice every time people turn on the television, or open up their favor76

ite social media page... they see mostly negativity. Unfortunately, most of the worldly drama is pertaining to the lack of acceptance by people everywhere. Jonah and Deejay say, ‘’There is violence and hatred everywhere. We want to share another demographic within our life experiences. We identify with the people, because we ARE the people. We are your postal worker, we are the parents next door, we are your local watering hole security man, we are your photographer and drag performer.’’ They wanted to become Mr. and Miss Las Vegas PRIDE to show us the power of acceptance and love. They are a gay couple consisting of a female illusionist, YOUR GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS PRIDE 2019


and a trans-masculine individual. They brought a beautiful baby girl into this world who loves and accepts everyone. They stand up for those who cannot be visible or think maybe their hopes and dreams may never come true. They want to express the beauty of our culture. They want to show

the world that our community is made up of people that belong to all walks of life. The couple accepts everyone; if you are a boy or a girl, someone in between, or someone completely unique to the norm. They strive to try making a better world for everyone’s children to grow up in, a world

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better than the one we experi- want to share a story that investienced in our youth. gates what it is to be human. They represent the city of Las Vegas and leave us with a quote. ”If we could give our children 3 things, it would be the confidence to always know your worth, the strength to chase your dreams, and the ability to know how deeply loved you are.’’ And it can be said that they wish these things upon everyone and anyone. They don’t want to share thier stories based only on experiences, they

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The last time I talked to Tracy, I made a promise, never in my wildest dreams, had I known this would ever take place. Truly a blessing to everyone they meet and the hearts that they touch. Love comes from the inside and you can see that with Jonah, Deejay and Anuhea. I love you! XOXOX Papa

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LGBT COMMUNITY DIRECTORY NIGHTLIFE | BUSINESSES | COMMUNITY RESOURCES | SPIRITUALITY

GAY BARS The Back Door 1415 E. Charleston Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 831-0621 www.thebackdoor.vegas Fun Hog Ranch 495 E. Twain Las Vegas, NV 79169 (702) 791-7001 funhogranchlv.com Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover The Garage 1487 E. Flamingo Rd., Suite C Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 440-6333 thegaragelv.com Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover The Las Vegas Eagle 3430 E. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 458-8662 facebook.com/thelasvegaseagle Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover The Phoenix 4213 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 826-2422 facebook.com/thephoenixlv Open Noon – 4am, Gaming, No Cover Quadz Video Bar 4640 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 733-0383 quadzbar.com Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover

Spotlight Lounge 975 E. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 431-9775 spotlightlounge.com Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover

GAY NIGHTCLUBS Charlie’s Las Vegas 5012 S. Arville Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89118 (702) 876-1844 charlieslasvegas.com Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover Flex Nightclub 4347 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 878-3355 flexlasvegas.com Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover Hamburger Mary’s Cabaret 1700 E Flamingo Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 733-8787 hamburgermarys.com/lasvegas/ Open 11am Mon-Sun, No Cover Iconic 4636 Wynn Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103 (833) 342-6642 iconicnightclub.com Open Mon, Fri - Sun 6pm

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Las Vegas Lounge 900 Karen Ave, Suite C101 Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 737-9350 thelasvegaslounge.com Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover

Hawks Gym 953 E. Sahara Ave., #35B Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 731-4287 hawksgym.com Club for Men

Piranha Nightclub & 8 1/2 Ultralounge 4633 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 791-0100 piranhavegas.com Open Nightly 10pm, No Cover

Lion’s Den 2923 Sammy Davis Jr. Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 892-9315 lionsden.com Adult Novelty Merchandise

BUSINESSES LAMBDA Business Association 4015 Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 893-2088 lambdalv.com LGBT Business Directory & Guide The Black Room 1000 E. Sahara, Ave, Ste 108 Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 685-8688 theblackroomvegas.com Las Vegas Fetish Shop Entourage Vegas 953 E. Sahara Ave., #19 Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 650-9191 entouragevegas.com Men’s Gym & Spa Get Booked 4640 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 737-7780 getbooked.com Underwear/Swimwear, Accessories, Novelties, PRIDE Merchandise Hamburger Mary’s 1700 E Flamingo Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 733-8787 hamburgermarys.com/lasvegas/ 82

COMMUNITY RESOURCES Aid for Aids of Nevada (AFAN) 1120 Almond Tree Ln. Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 382-2326 afanlv.org Aids Healthcare Foundation North: (702) 639-8100 South: (702) 862-8075 aidshealth.org American Civil Liberties Union 401 S. Maryland Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 366-1226 aclunv.org Bears Las Vegas Bearslv.org | board@bearslv.org Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada 714 E. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 369-8700 cccofsn.wix.com/ccc-new CRUSH socrush.com Equality Nevada PO Box 364433 North Las Vegas, NV 89036 www.EqualityNV.org YOUR GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS PRIDE 2019


The Gay & Lesbian Center 401 S. Maryland Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 733-9800 thecenterlv.org Gender Justice Nevada 7465 W Lake Mead Blvd #107 Las Vegas, NV 89128 (702) 425-7288 GenderJusticeNV.org Golden Rainbow 714 E. Sahara Ave. #101 Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 384-2899 goldenrainbow.org HRC Las Vegas hrc.org/lasvegas info@hrclv.org Imperial Royal Sovereign Court of the Desert Empire P.O. Box 46481 Las Vegas, NV 89114 desertempire.org Leather Uniform Club (LUC) of Las Vegas lucoflv.com Las Vegas boys of Leather lasvegasboysofleather.org Las Vegas Men’s Chorus PO Box 95021 Las Vegas, NV 89193 (702) 594-3393 lvmenschorus.org

Nevada Tobacco Quitline 1 (800) QUIT-NOW nevadatobaccoquitline.com New Horizons Nevada newhorizons-nv.com Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends, of Lesbians and Gays) P.O. Box 20145 Las Vegas, NV 89112 (702) 738-7838 pflag.org Prime Timers PO Box 42424 Las Vegas, NV 89166 (702) 527-2360 Safety Specialized Alternatives for Family & Youth 4285 N. Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 385-5331 safy.org Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach Center 100 E. Lake Mead Pkwy. Henderson NV 89015 (702)564-4224 sainttheresecenter.org Sin Sity Sisters SADAP P.O. Box 60005 Las Vegas, NV 89160 (702) 592-6969 sinsitysisters.org

Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. (Las Vegas PRIDE) 4001 S. Decatur Blvd. #37-540 Las Vegas, NV 89103-5800 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (866) 930-3336 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) lasvegaspride.org suicidepreventionlifeline.org Trevor Project Suicide Hotline for Nevada Gay Rodeo Association LGBT Youth (NGRA) 1-866-488-7386 ngra.com thetrevorproject.org Las Vegas Prime Timers lasvegasprimetimers.com

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LGBT HISTORY THREE REASONS WHY EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW LGBT HISTORY

By Beth Sherouse, former ACLS Public Fellow, HRC Senior Content Manager In honor of LGBT History Month, here are a few reasons why it’s important for everyone, not just members of the LGBT community, to know about LGBT people, communities and political movements throughout history: 1. History gives LGBTQ youth (and adults) heroes and role models. Everyone deserves to grow up seeing successful people who resemble them and to whom they can relate–– whether that’s people who share the same race or gender, or families who look like the ones they might one day want to be a part of. While far too many LGBTQ youth still feel isolated and alone in their families and communities, learning history in a way that includes people who look, live and love like them can give them inspiration and hope for a brighter future. For LGBT adults, LGBT historical figures validate our identities and help us remember that no matter what challenges we still face and what messages we receive from anti-LGBT people, we have always been and always will be important and valuable members of society.

2. History helps us understand where we are and where we’re going. History doesn’t just repeat itself, as the cliché suggests. Instead, it informs our present and affects our future as a community. To fully understand the significance of the recent victory for marriage equality, for example, we must understand what came before it––like the U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which struck down a ban on interracial marriage in 1967, or the Civil Rights, Women’s Liberation and Gay Liberation movements that formed the foundation for modern LGBT organizing and advocacy. 3. Our Stories Matter. Many members of the LGBT community still struggle to have our voices heard and our experiences valued, and the historical silences surrounding our identities don’t exactly help that struggle. Historical accounts that include LGBT people, whether we’re talking about middle school textbooks, college lectures or historical movies or documentaries, make our lives and experiences visible. In turn, that allows potential allies to understand our ongoing struggle for equality.

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People are unique in their own ways, and like everyone’s fingerprints, no two people are the same. This leads us to interpret things differently, apart from one another. Last year, I asked myself after another year of LGBTQ+ Prides across the world, “Stephan, what does Pride mean to you?” Well, I will share with you what I discovered, but please, share with me what Pride means to you too!

P is for Potential:

Pride means owning your potential. Look how far we have come in all sorts of different pursuits of equality, with Pride! Most of US are constantly evolving in mindset and how we view the world. Coincidently, a lot of that is based on worldly views. We have the potential, as humanity, and the LGBTQ+ community, to keep spreading love and striving for equality because our potential is unlimited when we are united. At the same time, it is up to you and me to spread love and positive energy and put our individual differences aside. My mom always says, “you get more bees with honey.” 90

R is for Remembering:

Pride is to remember. In this day and age with such instant gratification, we sometimes are living in the moment all too frequently. I don’t think there is anything wrong with living in the moment, I quite enjoy it myself. I do believe it’s important to listen, discuss, and reflect upon where we’ve come from and where we are, then look to the future and see where we want to go collectively. Our history is like a fable that will be told to generations to come; like a time, capsule in the form of words. The story we tell, to remember and educate is mine and YOURS.

I is for Inclusion:

Pride means leaving none behind. Everyone deserves a chance to be included. You never know what situation someone is in and what they are going through. It can be tough to feel included sometimes but when we come together with our common purpose, include everyone who defends that purpose and who practices the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” YOUR GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS PRIDE 2019


Well, we are stronger together. sations to educate people on who When our communication breaks we are and what we are about. Afdown, it causes our bonds to be ter all, #WeAreHumanity   severed.   As I said, Pride can mean so many D is for Diversity: things, but that best sums up how Pride means discovering your di- Pride is defined in my mind. versity and letting it shine! Occasionally we get caught up in the Please let me share what Pride everyday flow of the world that means to all of US! Please send we forget to gaze up at the sky what Pride means to you at and look inside, instead of looking Pride@PrideTourGuide.com, and for ourselves in each other’s eyes. your piece could be selected to Through meditation and soul be published on www.PrideToursearching I’ve been able to uncov- Guide.com. er the authentic diversity inside me. I am constantly embracing it, Peace, Pride, and Love to you all! just like I encourage everyone else to do.

E is for Educating:

Pride is a feeling you get when your educating people on your true feelings. It is a very diverse world we live in; we are all so different and that is what the LGBTQ+ community is about.  We can’t seem to comprehend why other people don’t share our views, or we just don’t want to figure it out. Maybe we just don’t truly understand we are all different? Just like letting blue and red strongly divide us brings out nothing good inside of US.  If anything, I hope most of us can agree to disagree. More people come into the LGBTQ+ community every day, whether it be to support the community, to “come out,” or just to celebrate. Once we gain their support, I think it is important to sit down and have those converPARADE OCTOBER 11TH | FESTIVAL OCTOBER 12TH

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LAS VEGAS PRIDE NCOD NIGHT PARADE

Michael Printy

Concierge Manager, D Las Vegas & Golden Gates Hotel Michael Printy has been a resident of Southern Nevada since 2001, after moving from South Texas. Michael has always had a love for Las Vegas and its community. He has been involved in several facets of the LGBTQ community and supporting it whenever he can. He was the original first ever “Miller Boy” promoting to the brand to the LGBTQ community. In November of 2009, he was named “Man of Charlies” supporting the center and in 2018 he was part of the bachelor auction supporting the Sin city Sisters. Michael has served on the Board of the Gay and Lesbian chamber of commerce of Southern Nevada for several years. He has bowled in the LGBT Bowling league since moving to Las Vegas. Michael volunteers and worked for several community organizations over the years such as, The Center, NCOD, Piranha Nightclub, and GLCCNV. Michael now is the Concierge Manager for the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel, in partnership with the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

Jennifer Warner

Trans Activist & International Showgirl Jennifer Warner, is a former Miss Gay United States Icon and has won practically every title in Virginia. Currently a trans activist and international showgirl, Jennifer has hosted several pride events from coast to coast including, but not limited to Orlando and here in Las Vegas.

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Jim McMichael

Specialty Markets Manager, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Jim McMichael is the Specialty Markets Manager for the Las Vegas Convention & Visitor Authority (LVCVA), handling the LGBT market, cultural tourism and the international meetings and incentive markets in Latin America. His efforts in LGBT tourism marketing have helped maintain Las Vegas as one of the top five most popular LGBT travel destinations for US and Canadian visitors and encouraged several LGBT associations to host their conferences and meetings in Las Vegas. Along with his efforts, Jim works closely with Las Vegas PRIDE to promote the city at various out-of-town events and pride festivals to keep Las Vegas top of mind amongst the LGBT community. Jim sits on the board for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Foundation and also supports various local groups including the Nevada Gay Rodeo Association, Imperial Royal Court, The Sin Sity Sisters among others. When not busy with work, which is hardly ever for those that know him, Jim enjoys relaxing days at home, hikes around the Las Vegas Valley, trying his hand at cooking and exploring around Latin America on vacation. A native of Florida, Jim packed up and moved to Las Vegas in 2005, never looked back and now calls Las Vegas home along with Gloria his golden retriever.

J.Son

NakedBoyNews.com J. Son is the host and promoter of Temptation Sundays, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019. He is also a digital content producer and online reporter for KTNV - 13 Action News where he focuses on sports, entertainment and trending topics of the day. You can visit his website NakedBoyNews.com to find out more about his events and view his celebrity interviews.

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PARADE AWARDS

Painted for the Gods Award

Best Walking/Marching Entry

Diversity Award

Best Walking/Marching Entry

You Light Up My Life Award

Commercial/Non-Commercial

Commercial (Under 50 Marchers)/ Non-commercial (Under 50 Marchers)

Best Decorated Vehicle

Commercial/Non-Commercial

Best Float

Commercial/Non-Commercial

Best Drag Entry

Celebrating the LGBT Community Best Use of Lighting

Community Ally Award

Best LGBT Community Supporter

Hot Wheels Award

Best Motorcycle/Car Club

Grand Marshall Award

SPECIALTY AWARDS

Best Overall Decorated Vehicle

PRIDE Pets Award

Best Overall Float

Rainbow Award

Best Overall Parade Entry

Best Pet Entry

Parade Director Award Grand Diva Award

Best Use of PRIDE (Rainbow) Colors

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Bars and Clubs 1- The Back door

8- The Garage

2- las vegas lounge

9- Hamburger Mary’s cabaret

1415 E. Charleston Ave. 702-831-0621

900 Karen Ave Suite C101 702-737-9350

3- Iconic

4636 S. Wynn Rd. 833-342-6642

4- Charlie’s Las Vegas 5012 Arville St. 702-876-1844

5- The Phoenix 4213 W Sahara Ave. 702-826-2422

6- 8½ Ultra Lounge 4633 Paradise Rd. 702-379-9500

7- Flex Cocktail Lounge 4371 W. Charleston Blvd. 702-431-9775

Businesses

1487 E. Flamingo Rd. 702-440-6333

1700 E. Flamingo Blvd. 702-733-8787

10- Las Vegas Eagle 3430 E. Tropicana Ave. 702 458-8662

11- Piranha Night Club 4633 Paradise Rd. 702-379-9500

12- Quadz Video Bar 4640 Paradise Rd. 702-733-0383

13- Spotlight Lounge 975 E. Sahara Ave. 702-431-9775

14- funhog ranch 495 E. Twain Ave. 702-791-7001

17- Get Booked 4640 Paradise Rd. 702-737-7780

15- hamburger mary’s

18- Entourage Spa

16- The Center

19- Hawks Gym

1700 E. Flamingo Blvd. 702-733-8787 401 S. Maryland Pkwy. 702-733-9800

953 E. Sahara Ave., Ste A19 702-650-9191

953 E Sahara Ave., Ste 101-102 702-731-4295

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Putting People First

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Photo: Chelsea Nicole Photography Venue: Keep Memory Alive Event Center Florist: Javier Valentino Floral and Event Design

Photo: Adam Trujillo Photography Planning & Design: Scheme Events Venue: Reflection Bay Floral & Decor: Weddings By Dzign

Photo: M Place Productions Venue: Palms Floral: Hawaii Flower Lei Company

Photo: Cactus Collective Weddings Location: Valley of Fire Floral & Decor: Weddings By Dzign Beauty: Amelia C & Co.

WIPA Las Vegas proudly supports marriage equality, because any love story is something to celebrate. Visit wipa.org/las-vegas to learn more and find local wedding vendors.


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Are You Ready?

Las Vegas PRIDE’s 2019 Closing Pool Party to be Held at Caesars Venus Pool Lounge By Ernie Yuen Las Vegas is filled with amazing pools, all offering a luxurious swimming experience. Ususally in a tropical setting, many with multi swimming pools, whirlpools, waterfalls of course, and some even include a lazy river. Whatever you enjoy doing in the pool, you’ll be able to find a favorite spot.

This has been a long-time coming, and with the moon and stars aligning perfectly for all of us, our vision has finally become a reality.

We are happy to share with you that our 2019 Las Vegas PRIDE Closing Pool Party will be hosted at Caesars Venus Pool Lounge. The Venus Pool has everything It has always been Las Vegas you’ll need for the perfect Sunday PRIDE’s goal to host multiple pool afternoon at the pool. parties throughout the summer season in hopes of adding diver- Cabanas start at $500, daybeds sity and change of pace. Existing at $200, and while supplies last, partnerships with MGM, Cosmo- lounge chairs are also available. politan, Caesars Entertainment, The Closing Pool Party scene is and properties in downtown Las set for Sunday, October 13, 2019, Vegas, have made this a possibil- from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This ity. Many of these properties have event is FREE all day for Las Vegas stunning pools perfect for host- Locals and $25.00 for visitors. A ing a pool party, a weekday night 20oz Caesars Palace Souvenir cup swim and even monthly watch will be available for $30.00 with and dip pool movie nights. $17.00 refills. The DJ, go-go dancers, and festive pool floaties are With the many changes we have all set to go! made surrounding Las Vegas PRIDE 2019 that include a new We can’t think of a better way to festival venue, altered parade end a PRIDE Weekend. route, and moving the dates to a 3-day weekend, it also made sense to add to our pool parties. 136

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• A PRIDE WEEKEND EVENT FOR •

BEARS, CUBS, CHUBS, OTTERS & THEIR ADMIRERS.


KNOW YOUR STATUS

GET TESTED! LOCATIONS | HOURS | TYPES OF TESTING OFFERED | PRICING - TESTING LOCATIONS & SCHEDULE CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINTING. PRICING AND OTHER INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. -

SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT Services and Testing

280 S. Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702) 759-0708 // southernnevadahealthdistrict.org Monday-Friday: 8AM-4PM The following services are offered at the Sexual Health Clinic: Diagnosis and treatment of active or suspected cases of: • Chlamydia • Gonorrhea • Syphilis • HIV • Trichomonas (females only) • Bacterial Vaginosis (females only) Free condoms and instruction on how to safely use them (both male and female condoms) Follow-up bloodwork High-risk behavior counseling HIV Nursing Case Management Injection series for syphilis medication Partner notification Referrals by private physicians Sexual assault follow-up Test results and counseling

Please Note:

Basic screenings are available at the Sexual Health Clinic for $40. Basic screenings include Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and HIV. Additional fees apply for other tests. Clients seeking treatment at the Sexual Health Clinic should know that the health district is required to report cases involving assault or abuse to appropriate agencies. Services and testing are available on a drop-in basis and done by specially trained licensed and registered nurses. 144

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THE CENTER Complimentary Rapid HIV Testing and Counseling

401 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 733-9800 // thecenterlv.org

Monday: 10AM-12PM and 1:30PM-5PM FREE Rapid HIV Testing (results in 20 minutes) Tuesday: 10AM-12PM and 1:30PM-5PM FREE Rapid HIV Testing (results in 20 minutes) Wednesday: 10AM-12PM and 1:30PM-5PM FREE Rapid HIV Testing (results in 20 minutes) Thursday: 10AM-12PM and 1:30PM-5PM FREE Rapid HIV Testing (results in 20 minutes)

AID FOR AIDS OF NEVADA Complimentary HIV Testing

1120 Almond Tree Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 382-2326 // afanlv.org Monday: 8:30 AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM FREE HIV Testing Tuesday: 8:30 AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM FREE HIV Testing Wednesday: 8:30 AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM FREE HIV Testing Thursday: 8:30 AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM FREE HIV Testing Friday: 8:30 AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM FREE HIV Testing

COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER Complimentary Rapid HIV Testing

714 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 369-8700 // cccofsn.org

Monday: 8AM-5PM FREE Rapid HIV Testing (results in 20 minutes) Tuesday: 8AM-5PM FREE Rapid HIV Testing (results in 20 minutes) Wednesday: 8AM-5PM FREE Rapid HIV Testing (results in 20 minutes) Thursday: 8AM-5PM FREE Rapid HIV Testing (results in 20 minutes) Friday: 8AM-5PM FREE Rapid HIV Testing (results in 20 minutes)

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