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By Clair Koetitz & Lyndon Marquez
We missed visiting with you the last issue so will try to catch up on some of the events during the summer and fall. First, we would like to thank the PRIDE Board for honoring us as PRIDE Superstars this year, it is quite an honor, thanks again for the award. October was a busy month The Center celebrating its 22nd annual Honorarium celebration at the Cosmopolitan, the event was highlighted by an evening with Margaret Cho, a very good time was had by all. The month continued with PRIDE traditions during the week of October 17-23 culminating with our annual Night Time Parade on October 21 with the largest number of participants ever. We had over 5,000 marchers, more entries and over 15,000 viewers.
at their 3rd Thursday Socials. We had a very nice turnout and event with HRC at View Wine Bar in November and another at The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan selling gift baskets at the HRC event. We look forward to partnering with HRC in events in the future. The Center continues to be the hub or our community with events daily, some of the highlights this fall have been Art in Bloom, the annual Youth Thanksgiving Dinner, World AIDs Day remembering awareness needs to be kept alive to someday eradicate this disease.
The Center partnered with AFAN, CCC & Golden Rainbow for a free family friendly bowling event at Texas Station Bowling Center, December 3 and the annual Home for the Holidays PRIDE weekend continued with celebration was held December 17. a 2-day festival at Sunset Park, Remember to check the community everyone enjoyed the entertainment, vendors and food court. The majority commented positively on the new location for the festival and we are already planning next year’s event. PRIDE has continued to be busy with our monthly Bingo at Alexis Park Resorts Hotel and have continued to grow in participants and prizes, everyone is having a wonderful time so mark your calendar for the 1st Wednesday of each month for our fun Bingo. Watch our website and social media for announcements concerning this event. We had several wreath auctions this year, one at the December Bingo and partnered with HRC to conduct two additional events 6 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
calendar at http://lgbtq.vegas/ to keep up with events at The Center and in the community. A successful TransPride celebration was held November 15-22 with opening ceremony, march, vendor fair, workshops an evening with Bobbie and friends, social gathering and worship service. The majority of the events were held at the new Transcending The Gender Box Complex, 1140 Almond Tree Lane. Stop by and see the new safe gathering place for all and especially the Transgender community. The Betty’s continue with movie nights and socials. They held their annual Jingle Mingle Holiday Dance at the Westgate Resort Hotel in December and have a Valentine event planned for February 11th at the same location, stay tuned for more on this event. The Imperial Royal Sovereign Court of the Desert Empire crowned a newlyelected Empress Misty Wayves and Emperor Koko Wayves, Reign 19 at their annual coronation held this year at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino. Congratulations to Matthew Cox and Diana Prince for a successful Reign 18. Don’t forget to check the calendar for ongoing events and remember Badlands Charity Bingo every Tuesday, Hanky Panky at Charlie’s the 2nd Wednesday of the month and the monthly Lambda Business Association Luncheon on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Of course, PRIDE Bingo the 1st Wednesday of the month.
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February PRIDE Family Moulin Rouge Musical Bingo
Pride Fort Lauderdale
March PRIDE Family Trailer Trash Bingo
King & Queen of Hearts
Las Vegas Guide Map
A Message from the Royal Court
Las Vegas Bar & Nightclub Schedule
Bears Las Vegas Events
Las Vegas’ Hottest Fitness Professionals
African American History Month
Winter Party Miami Beach
5 Ways to Start the New Year Off Right
The Las Vegas Men’s Chorus
Living Your Yoga
Bighorn Rodeo 2017
Love & Fitness
Aspen Gay Ski Week
2017 CAPI Conference & AGM
Art is Sin - Red Dress Event
Love Wins Valentines Dance
Celebrities that Came Out in 2016
LGBT Community Directory
PUBLISHER Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. EDITOR Ernie Yuen LAYOUT & DESIGN Jake Naylor ADVERTISING Ernie Yuen, Lyndon R. Marquez & Clair Koetitz PHOTOGRAPHY Yev Z Photography, Barbara Maeker, James Henry (Orange Soda Photography), Marc Garcia ON THE COVER Cast members of Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil with Hostess Edie COVER PHOTO Marc Garcia CONTRIBUTORS Dan Avery (Logo’s NewNowNext.com), Michele Ciancimino, Clair Koetitz, Miguel Cortes, Kevin Crossley, Keyska Diva, Anthony Ellis, Steven Garcia, Tony Garcis (LUCofLV Education Director), Todd Gerber, Megan Hable (Modo Yoga Las Vegas), Briana Lake, Lyndon Marquez, James Nichols (The Huffington Post), Sister Loosy Lust Bea Lady, Josh Terris, Lori Thayer, Koko and Misty Wayves Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. (SNAPI). 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 email@example.com. 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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It’s our love and fitness issue and it just wouldn’t feel right without talking to some people who know all about love (and sex) and fitness. And sex. Did we mention sex? Zumanity takes sex to a whole new level. And when they run out of levels they take sex to the air. Fantasies and fetishes with a Cirque du Soleil-twist, this adult cabaret turns audiences on five nights a week at New York-New York Hotel & Casino. Every body type, orientation, configuration and position are on full display, all with one common theme: sex is beautiful in every form.
SEXERCISE By Cirque du Soleil
Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine was fortunate enough to sit down with some of the show’s cast to talk through some of their favorite ways to exercise, with clothes on and without. Edie, the “Mistress of Sensuality,” is the show’s fabulous, and TALL, emcee, and after more than 4,200 performances she knows a thing or two about stamina. And how does Edie, aka Christopher Kenney, like to stay in shape? “Sex of course! Sex is cardio.”
According to a recent study from the UK online doctor service Dr Felix (www.drfelix.co.uk), 30 minutes of sex is the equivalent of a 15 minute run. “The trick is finding a partner that can last more than 4 minutes. It’s about endurance!” Well until they make a Yelp rating system for Grindr I guess we’ll just have to take our chances to try to work off as many pieces of pizza as
possible. (That’s an hour of vigorous lovemaking per slice on Dr Felix’s sex calculator.) But sex isn’t all there is to love, it’s about two humans connecting with each other in every way. And that includes being physical and also awkward but in the best possible way. As Edie puts it, “Zumanity is the perfect Valentine’s show. It is the perfect combination of sexuality, acrobatics and humor.” If that doesn’t describe the perfect date I don’t know what does.
But back to sex. There are too many Zumanity performances to highlight in this article so we decided to focus on one. The spectrum of sexuality includes men loving other men. This hopefully comes as no surprise to anyone reading this article, but two men kissing in a production show on the Strip is still not something you expect to see on a Vegas night out. And there has only ever been one show that has both shocked and awed audiences with this image. When the show first opened audiences booed and walked out. Now the kiss moment gets enthusiastic cheers from the crowd. And while the audiences have evolved so has the act itself. Recently the show integrated two accomplished martial artists, Philip Sahagun and Wes Scarpias, to add a new twist to this tale of conflict and passion. We don’t mind saying that this “Two Men” scene is one of our favorites in the show, and we weren’t alone in that feeling. We asked Wes and he agreed, “Is it appropriate to say mine? [It’s] my favorite act when it comes to audience reaction. I think especially the LGBTQ community will find ‘Two Men’ particularly titillating.” The “Two Men” title for this act is a little misleading because there’s another prominent figure throughout the fighting and what comes after. Tiffany De Alba is one of Zumanity’s
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newest dancers. In 2015 the show went through a full artistic refresh and French choreographer Yanis Marshall of high heel-wearing, Beyoncé-loving, Eiffel Tower-promoting YouTube fame hand-picked Tiffany to be one of the dancers who perfectly portrays the show’s fierce female power. Though she appears throughout the show the “Two Men” act in particular allows her to create a different character every night. While Philip and Wes are busy working out their issues downstage, Tiffany’s gorgeous Latina “La Muerte” watches over the action. Her influence in this passionate moment can range anywhere from innocent bystander to instigator with a simple look. But while she loves being able to create a different character in that act every night, her favorite moments in the show don’t involve any men at all. “The Water Bowl lesbian act is the perfect harmony of beauty and erotica to me! There’s nothing quite like seeing two beautiful women wet, swimming inside and balancing on a huge champagne glass. But one of my absolute favorites is the Straps bondage aerial act. It is such an empowering example for women to love their bodies and it really pushes the envelope of the comfort level of the audience. The image of a gorgeous masked woman, naked, hanging from the ceiling over a stage full of candles and being able to hear her moans normally silences the audiences to where you can hear a pin drop. It has at separate times both made me feel so turned on and made me cry because of the beauty of this act!” Philip’s favorite scene when he first saw the show was the “Hand to Hand” act, a duet between minimally clad male and female artists who take the Kama Sutra to places even Vatsyayana couldn’t imagine. “The ‘Hand to Hand’ act has a certain class about it that makes it a favorite of mine. All of our acts explore themes of intimacy that can awaken the innermost thoughts of even the most timid minds.” Photos by Marc Garcia
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While there are all of these incredibly intense sensual moments throughout the show, Edie helps to remind the audience that whatever your level of experience might be, Zumanity is a safe space for everyone. “When I start the show I ask the audience ‘where are my gay boys, are there any lesbians, do we have any straight people… wonderful you’re all welcome!’ and really one of the things that has made
Zumanity so successful over the years is that wherever you’re from, sexually or geographically or ideologically, is that here is a place where you are free to just laugh and be turned on and be yourself without any fear of judgment.” The bottom line, no pun intended, is that you’re really just going to have a great f******g time. Pun intended.
Welcome By Ernie “Pineapple” Yuen
Happy 2017 everyone! We are about to start the 3rd year of our Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine with Volume 3 Issue 13, how exciting. Thank you to all of our generious sponsors and amazing advertisers, without you this publication would not be possible. To produce this bimonthly, nonprofit magazine for our Las Vegas LGBT community and allies is a dream come true. In addition to our printed publication, our online publication is also doing very well, hitting record numbers every month. We are very proud that people all over the world are able to see whats going on here in our wonderful city. 2016 just flew by, gees it went by pretty quickly, with many up’s and down’s. There were many changes in our community, in our nation and around the world, some good and some bad. We need to do the best that we can with what we are given to remain positive and united. Some of the highlights for 2016: Las Vegas PRIDE Festival was a success, the move to Sunset Park and date change for cooler weather was well received. It wasn’t perfect, but we learned from our mistakes and made notes for corrections to produce a wounderful event in 2017. We also produced our inaugural Las Vegas PRIDE Luau this year, partnering with The Center. The SOLD OUT event was a huge success. It was great to 14 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
partnering with 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas and producing some new “Hawaiian Events.” With such a large Hawaiian LGBT community in Las Vegas, it make sense to do events together and create safe haven for all attendees.
2017 will also be the year of change, growing partnerships and making of see many of the Vegas Hawaiians new friends, and sponsors. The Las have an LGBT event to call their own. Vegas PRIDE Parade will be larger in 2017, every year it gets bigger and The return of PRIDE Pets also better! happened with the expansion of our PRIDE Festival. It was wonderful to We are living in a crazy world and we see everyone with their furry babies. need eachothers support and love. We all need to build this community Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo and make everyone feel safe, included continues to grow with record and appericated. It’s all about being numbers of participants. The many part of the solution and not a part of changes to our Bingo programing the problem. have made Bingo more interactive and fun for everyone. We are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, join a Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo has also committee, or be part of our associate expanded, we will have a “Muscial board. We love new fresh ideas! Bingo”, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Let’s Remember, these events belong to Make a Deal” Bingo this year. our community and creative input is always welcomed, but that also Every month we have a theme and involves hard work. We welcome people dress up. It’s fun to have O-69 everyone to stop in for our monthly cupcake and cookie shots, and also meeting held at the center on the celebrate eveyone’s birthday each third Wednesday of every month. month. Remember to join us for Bingo on the 1st Wednesday of each month I would like to welcome CAPI 2017! at Alexis Park. Las Vegas PRIDE is hosting this year’s conference February 9th through the We also welcomed the Las Vegas PRIDE 12th. Spinners this year. What a wonderful addition to our team and we are Happy New Year everyone, Please be blessed to have this enhancement safe, please let me know if there is to our events. I always wanted to try anything I can do for you, most of all, twirling flags, but was afraid I would please be nice to each other. hurt someone or myself. Here’s to 2017! The Las Vegas PRIDE Festival will return to Sunset Park this year. We are In Pride, working to secure a date in October again for cooler weather. Ernie “Pineapple” Yuen Executive Director We will continue our partnership with Southern Nevada Association of Temptation Sundays with monthly PRIDE, Inc. pool parties at the Luxor. We are also
LAS VEGAS’ HOTTEST FITNESS PROFESSIONALS EYE CANDY TO HELP YOU STAY MOTIVATED By Briana Lake
Fitness has proven to be one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions year after year because let’s face it, who doesn’t want a great body come pool season? Every year, most of us make fitness resolutions that we struggle to keep. We’ve rounded up a selection of superfit trainers and instructors to help you stay motivated and provide eye candy at the same time. What’s more, all of the fitness pros we’ve selected are either LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly, and happy to help keep you accountable.
City Athletic Club Boxing
Origin Climbing Gym
Boxing can be an exhilarating way to get your blood pumping; in many cases, classes also include cardio drills and more core and upper body engagement than you are likely to get in most sports. If you don’t believe in the power of boxing as a workout, please see the perfectly sculpted Boris Karadzic as a prime example of how excellent the results can be.
There may be no better way to enjoy the beautiful, painted desert that we live in than by getting out there and scaling it. Rock climbing builds balanced musculature, and is always a great adventure. Let the handsome and talented Andy Raether show you the ropes.
If you happen to need a little extra motivation while preparing for an event or vacation to really fine-tune and sculpt your physique, look no further than the incredibly statuesque Gustavo Ruiz and his perfectly chiseled abs for competitor-level personal training.
Group Boxing Instructor
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Founder, Trainer, and Head Route Setter at Origin Climbing & Fitness
Personal trainer and Professional Bodybuilder with 15 years of experience
Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer
Orangetheory Fitness Summerlin City Athletic Club
When it comes to keeping your mind and body in harmony, yoga has been time-tested and shown to produce many lasting benefits, all while making you more flexible. The gorgeous Shelby Northrup will help to find your Zen while providing an example of the sleek results that lie ahead.
If you are looking to drop weight fast in a high-energy workout, then group fitness may be a great option for you. If the encouraging environment isnâ€™t sufficient to get you working hard and pushing your limits, then encouragement from the super-fit Nick Brown may just do the trick.
For another fun variation on intense cardio, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) classes are all about burning fat by pushing yourself to the limit in short bursts. Another sure way to get your heart rate up, the oh-so-swole Kanoa Galios will be there to push you to go harder, stronger, and faster.
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Don’t let the new year sneak up on you. Now is the perfect time to follow these 5 ways to start the year off right, and take charge of what you are getting out of life. #1 Do a yearly review Take stock of where you’ve been and appreciate all of the accomplishments you’ve made in the last year. In a typical yearly review, you should answer these types of questions: • What went well for me last year? • What accomplishments did I have? • How did I improve my life? • How did I improve my relationships? • What did I remove from my life that is now making me happier? • What do I wish I had taken more time for? Keep track of these questions and your responses in a journal that you can refer back to in the future: your answers year over year will be very enlightening. Ask these types of questions about all the important areas of your life, such as family, relationships, financial, career, home, etc. These questions will help you appreciate all you’ve accomplished in the previous year, and you can use this information to start the new year off right, and set better goals for the next year. #2 Finish what you started Which projects, errands, and general list of to-do items do you have left over from the previous year that you can complete in 2 hours or less? Do them now to clear your mind of the old items. Keeping projects around like pets doesn’t do us any good—they just weigh on our minds, and people will spend hours thinking about something 22 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
TO START THE YEAR OFF RIGHT By Lori Thayer
that will only take 10 minutes to take care of. Cross those things off your list and give yourself a fresh start. #3 Be realistic Dreaming is fabulous and highly recommended, but if you want to accomplish some improvements in your life, you need to be realistic. As much as you may want something, it’s very likely you don’t really believe you can have it. (If you did you would already have achieved it.) We have to turn a dream into something we can picture accomplishing before it can become a reality. Take your dream and start breaking it down into milestones: if you want to work from home, what are the steps you need to take? Break those steps down further so you can create a game-plan and start working towards accomplishing that dream. #4 Focus on what you really want Speaking of dreaming, ask yourself what your dream looks like. What are you doing in the dream? How are you living? Who is in the dream with you? What does a typical day entail? These questions will help you define what lifestyle you really want, and give you ideas about how you can achieve that lifestyle. For example, if you see yourself relaxing by the fire with a good book and a cup of tea, ask yourself why you aren’t spending more time that way now. What things are in your way and how can you rearrange your priorities in order to have the lifestyle you really want?
We often think that money is an end goal, when really we are just stuck in a rut, and we think we can’t do or have what we really want unless we have more money. Challenge that idea and dig to find those things that you really If you think that what you want is more want, and aim to pursue them now. money, keep digging at that response. What would you do if you had endless #5 Put yourself at the top of the list amounts of money? Would you travel, volunteer, or live simply and quietly Using the information you gained above by determining what you really away from it all? want, put yourself at the top of the list this year. The old adage is true;
we really can’t help others until we help ourselves. Taking care of yourself and striving to reach your own goals will make you a better spouse, friend, child, and parent. Our examples have a far greater impact on those around us than anything we might say, and taking care of your own health and well-being means you’ll be around longer for your loved ones too! Be sure to make time for yourself each day to work toward your goals, or to attain the lifestyle you want. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 23
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LIVING YOUR YOGA IGNITING INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL By Megan Hable, Co-owner, Modo Yoga Las Vegas
I grew up in a small dairy-farming town in Wisconsin. I had never tried yoga until I was in college and I had only heard about the physical practice of yoga here and there, as there wasn’t cable TV in the house until I was 18! I have struggled most of my life with food and my relationship with my body. I went from being very active in sports in middle and high school to killing myself in the gym while I was in college and then taking up distance running after college. I ended up injuring myself and gaining weight despite beating my body up. While I enjoyed running, I knew that I needed a new, safer method. I was introduced to Modo Yoga (known as Moksha Yoga at the time) through a free class at a local athletic clothing store. During my first year taking yoga classes, I learned about the 7 Pillars of Modo Yoga and the Eight Limbs of Yoga. These are the principals that all studios are run by and guide the yoga classes: Be Peace, Be Healthy, Be Green, Be Accessible, Live to Learn, Community Support, and Outreach. Wow, this was yoga in action, a place that walked the talk! Not some place 26 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
that only spoke about these things, but a place where you could actually see it taking place. Not only that, but I was getting stronger AND calmer. I was a better human being in my relationships, at home and at work. This is what it meant to live yoga off the mat. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still have strong emotions and bad days, but I now know how to cope with them better and I know that my body is simply sending me signals to get back to optimal well being. Over the next few years, I went to various Modo/Moksha Yoga teacher trainings, moved around the country and have taught at several studios. I landed in Las Vegas about a year ago and became co-owner of Modo Yoga Las Vegas. (Modo Yoga Owners pictured above: Megan Hable, Kitty Orient and Howard Fulfrost) It’s been an amazing journey to create our own inspired hot yoga community here in
Inside of our studio, we offer safe and accessible yoga, mat pilates and barre classes with knowledgeable teachers. The hot room provides a gentle heat with radiant heat panels and humidifier and sustainable bamboo floors. We want the studio to be a hub of the community, chat with your fellow yogis, teachers and drink tea, like a second home. We’ve furnished it comfortably with recycled materials and keep it clean with all green products. Outside of the studio, we offer donation-based classes every Friday at 7pm with those donations supporting various local and national charities (minimum of $5 to drop in) and special event classes (glow yoga, candle lit, live music classes just to name a few) We will be supporting the Rape Crisis Center of Las Vegas in December and January. We just started offering a new free class in support of the Trans community and allies once per month (3rd Sunday of every month). We’ve donated to other local non-profits, such as Las Vegas PRIDE, SafeNest, Grant-a-Gift, Nevada NOW, as well as, larger nonprofits such as Amnesty International and 350.org and we continue to give to them whenever we can. Our mission is to ignite the individual potential in community to create peace and vibrant health for people and the earth. Thank you Las Vegas and PRIDE for all of your support. We hope to see you in the hot room (pictured below) soon. Namaste!
short scene, wouldn’t it? What about the top? What if you were someone that wanted a challenge? Would you still have fun with someone who was weak even if their will to try kept on? After all, mental strength surpasses anything physical strength can achieve, right? Then there’s Shibari, also known as rope play. There’s so much room for error and your overall fitness and body shape has a tremendous impact on whether or not you can even participate. To be someone that may consider Shibari a necessary part of their play and to have a partner that couldn’t safely participate would be cause for serious issues.
LOVE & FITNESS THE ROLE OF FITNESS IN RELATIONSHIPS By Tony Garcis, LUCofLV Education Director
Can fitness pay a role in the overall happiness of a relationship? Is knowing whether or not your partner takes an interest in their own health something we should find out when considering to date or play? There’s a few benefits to having someone take a vested interest in your health as well as theirs. Its helps having someone hold you accountable and keep you motivated. There are many people that have those days they would rather sit in bed and pig out, yet making plans with someone can make all the difference. And there are those situations when those involved in a relationship are just built differently. Some people like going to the gym and swimming for 5 minutes three times a week, while others go thru intensive muscle isolations followed by 5 miles on the tread mill. Can 30 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
being on different levels bring in opportunities for strife? One may think the other isn’t living up to their potential and the other may think the first is overdoing it and there you go, just like that, your first fight! I think in the end it’s about having company and spending time together. Having someone care about you enough to step outside of their comfort zone is just as endearing as someone having the patience to see you thru your growth. In how many types of play would fitness be a consideration? How about play in wrestling. Would your physical fitness level have the ability to hinder or help? Obviously, it depends on what you’re looking to get out of the scene. I love being overpowered, so it wouldn’t be much of a scene if I were stronger then everyone involved. However, if I had no strength or endurance, it would be a considerably
I can see how fitness can affect play, from wrestling play to kidnappings, electro play, and the list goes on. Yet in the end that’s just play. The big question is does fitness play a role in love? Yes, it can change things for the better.
2017 CAPI CONFERENCE OVER 40 LGBT ORGANIZATIONS TO ATTEND LAS VEGAS CONFERENCE By Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine Staff
Southern Nevada Association of Pride, Inc. is excited to be hosting the 2017 Annual CAPI Conference “Proud To Be”.
to show off all Las Vegas has to offer. We are lucky to live in such an amazing city, with all the glitz and glam of our beautiful casinos, one-of-a-kind restaurants, seemingly endless shopping and gaming all contained on the strip. I am very proud of our community, I want each and every conference attendee to return to their hometown and talk about the amazing time they had while at the CAPI conference here in Las Vegas. If all goes as planned they will be back for more!”
The four-day conference is scheduled to take place at the Gold Coast Hotel February 9th through the 12th, 2017. The event will feature local and regional speakers, along with discussion panels, workshops, and training sessions aimed at helping Pride organizations and other non-profits across the western United States enhance their annual celebrations. Discussions and forums will cover such topics as creating community Ernie Yuen, Executive Director of partnerships, volunteerism, youth, Southern Nevada Association of the transgender community, parade PRIDE, Inc. said, “This is a great op- and festival production, developing portunity for our city and community creative activist events and more. 32 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
Roughly 40 Pride organizations from across the western United States and Mexico are scheduled to take part in the conference. The Consolidated Association of Pride, Inc. (CAPI), is a California 501(c)3 non-profit corporation made up of GLBT Pride coordinators in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah and the country of Mexico. Encompassing a full range of membership, member committees range from some of the largest Pride’s in the world (San Francisco and Christopher Street West), to some of the smallest, with midsize events well represented in the rankand-file.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB CELEBRITIES WHO CAME OUT IN 2016 By Dan Avery for Logo’s NewNowNext.com
As we get ready to close the chapter on 2016, we’re thinking about the notable events that have shaped the LGBT community this year, including the famous folks who came out—actors, athletes, musicians, politicians and more. Now, perhaps more than ever, representation matters in all walks of life.
The Teen Wolf actor started 2016 with Earlier this year Gilbert, the a bang, coming out in an Instagram celebrated author of Eat, Pray, Love, post in January. announced her relationship with Brazilian businessman José Nunes— “So now, let the record show this: I called “Felipe” in the 2006 memoir— self-identify as gay,” he wrote. “I owe was over. it to myself, more than anything, to be who I needed when I was younger,” She’d fallen in love with a woman: he wrote in a message that spanned Syrian-born filmmaker Rayya Elias, a five different posts. He admitted he longtime friend recently diagnosed worried being out would “be limiting with pancreatic and liver cancer. myself to a type, to a perception with limits that I was not professionally She chose to go public with the comfortable with,” but, with some relationship—and Elias’ diagnosis— guidance, realized that didn’t have to because she needed to live in truth be the case. He closed out his note “even more than I need privacy, or with a nod to bro Max: “Let the record good publicity, or prudence, or other show my twin brother is just as cool people’s approval or understanding.” for being straight.” 36 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
VICTOR GUTIERREZ This 25-year-old water polo player from Spain discussed his sexuality for the first time publicly in an interview with Shangay magazine. “I’m out of the closet in my environment,” said Victor Gutierrez, one of at least 48 out athletes at the Rio Games. “My family knows I’m gay, my friends too. And I’m living in such a positive way with my sexuality that I felt a responsibility to share it with others.” He’s never been judged on anything but his performance, but says anti-gay attacks are an issue in his hometown of Madrid. “It is a reality that we live in.”
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The Gotham actor (at left) had kept a low profile about his personal life until this June, when he tweeted in celebration of his fifth wedding anniversary to his husband.
Pearson (at left), front man of the Christian rock band Everyday Sunday, came out in May, publishing an open letter to fans about how his decision to live openly relates to his faith.
Sadly, while he got many well wishes, he also got some ugly remarks. That those remarks came just days after the horrific tragedy in Orlando made it all the harder to stomach.
“I never wanted to be gay,” he wrote. “I was scared of what God would think and what all of these people I loved would think about me; so it was never an option for me.” He described how he married his wife believing he could simply will his homosexuality away.
After dancing around the issue with some coy social media messages, 27-year-old Haynes came out in a May interview with EW. “People want you to be that GQ image that you put out, but people don’t realize what it’s like to act 24 hours a day. I’d go home and I was still acting,” he said.
Less than a week before National Coming Out Day, the Grey’s Anatomy actress came out as bisexual during an speech at the True Colors: 40 to None Summit on LGBT youth homelessness.
“People who are so judgmental about those who are gay or different don’t realize that acting 24 hours a day is the most exhausting thing in the world.” The actor, who has grappled with anxiety and depression, revealed that he was told his father committed suicide after he heard Haynes was gay.
The star of Another Gay Movie was never in the closet, per se, but he never addressed his sexuality, either—until an interview in Out magazine this spring, which identified the host of tru TV’s Carbonaro Effect “Because of the intersections that as an “openly gay, Long Island-born exist in my own life: Woman, multi- trickster.” racial woman, woman of color, queer, bisexual, Mexican-Irish American, Asked if magic ever helped him get immigrant, and raised by families a date with a cute guy, he replied, heavily rooted in Catholicism on both “Honestly, if it weren’t for hypnotism, my Mexican and Irish sides,” she said, I probably would have never lost my “I am deeply invested in projects that virginity.” Carbonaro quickly added, allow our youth’s voices to be heard.” “I’m kidding, of course. That comes off a little creepy.”
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Victor (left) wears a scarf and leather jacket by LAMARQUE, tee by VINCE, and pants by JBRAND. Ramiro (right) wears a leather jacket by LAMARQUE, corduroy pants by JOEâ€™S, and a tee by VINCE. 40 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
Alex (left) wears a leather jacket by JOEâ€™S, shirt by JARED LANG, and pants by JBRAND. Jeremiah (right) wears an Orange Label Collection blazer by STITCHED, pants by JBRAND, and a shirt by JARED LANG.
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Alex (left) wears a Black Label Collection jacket and tie by STITCHED, shirt by ETON, lapel flower by HOOK & ALBERT, and pocket square by EDWARD ARMAH. Jordan (center) wears a velvet jacket by SEBASTIAN JAMES, bowtie by CARROT & GIBBS, sweater by ZACHARY PRELL, and shirt by ETON. Jeremiah (right) an Orange Label Collection jacket and Red Label Collection tie by STITCHED, dress shirt by ETON, and pants by JOEâ€™S. 42 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
Victor (left) wears a Black Label Collection suit and tie by STITCHED, dress shirt by ETON, and pocket square by SEBASTIAN CRUZ. Shayla (center) wears a white mesh, two-tone dress. Ramiro (right) wears a Red Label Collection jacket and tie by STITCHED, sweater by RAFFI, shirt by BOGOSSE, and Black Label Collection slacks by STITCHED. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 43
Victor (left) wears a Black Label Collection suit and tie by STITCHED, dress shirt by ETON, and pocket square by SEBASTIAN CRUZ. Shayla (center) wears a white mesh, two-tone dress. Ramiro (right) wears a Red Label Collection jacket and tie by STITCHED, sweater by RAFFI, shirt by BOGOSSE, and Black Label Collection slacks by STITCHED. 44 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
Above From Left: Ramiro wears a jacket by BOGOSSE, bowtie by MICHAEL LAMONT, tuxedo shirt by ETON, and pants by JOE’S. Victor wears a Black Label Collection jacket by STITCHED, bowtie by CARROT & GIBBS, Red Label Collection tuxedo pants and shirt by STITCHED, and pocket square by EDWARD ARMAH. Jeremiah wears a Black Label Collection jacket by STITCHED, bowtie by CARROT & GIBBS, Red Label Collection tuxedo shirt by STITCHED, and pants by JOE’S. Alex wears a jacket by SAND, tuxedo shirt by BOGOSSE, and Red Label Collection slacks by STITCHED. Jordan wears a jacket by LORDS & FOOLS, shirt by BOGOSSE, pocket square by EDWARD ARMAH, and Red Label Colletion slacks by STITCHED. Shayla wears a rose gold dress by HOT & DELICIOUS from Hottie. LOCATION: Stitched inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 MODELS: Shayla Chiaverini, Victor Kolyszko, Jeremiah Salazar, Alexander Cheatham, Ramiro Lopez, Jordan Hendricks STYLIST: Keyska Diva STYLIST’S ASSISTANT: Anthony Ellis MAKEUP ARTIST: Steven Garcia HAIR: Kevin Crossley PHOTOGRAPHY: Yev Z Photography PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT: Miguel Cortes
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LGBT COMMUNITY DIRECTORY NIGHTLIFE | BUSINESSES | COMMUNITY RESOURCES | SPIRITUALITY
GAY BARS Badlands Saloon
953 E. Sahara Ave. #22 Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 792-9262 facebook.com/ BadlandsSaloonLasVegas Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover
Bastille on 3rd
1402 S. 3rd St. Las Vegas, NV (702) 385-9298 bastillelv.com Open 10am-2am, Gaming, No Cover
Charlie’s Las Vegas
5012 S. Arville Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89118 (702) 876-1844 charlieslasvegas.com Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover
3430 E. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 458-8662 facebook.com/thelasvegaseagle Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover
The Locker Room
700 E Naples Dr #111 Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 444-4004 facebook.com/thelockerroomlv Open 3pm-3am
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
975 E. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 431-9775 spotlightlounge.com Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover
GAY NIGHTCLUBS Flair Nightclub
Krush Las Vegas
4740 Arville St. Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 331-7544 krushlasvegas.com Open Wed -Sun (Hours Vary), Hookah, No Cover
4633 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 791-0100 piranhavegas.com Open Nightly 10pm, No Cover
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
495 E. Twain Las Vegas, NV 79169 (702) 791-7001 funhogranchlv.com Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover
1700 E Flamingo Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 733-8787 flairvegas.com Open 10pm-4am Thurs-Sun, No Cover
Fun Hog Ranch
1487 E. Flamingo Rd., Suite C Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 440-6333 thegaragelv.com Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover 46 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
4347 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 878-3355 flexlasvegas.com Open 24/7, Gaming, No Cover
953 E. Sahara Ave., #19 Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 650-9191 entouragevegas.com Men’s Gym & Spa 4640 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 737-7780 getbooked.com Underwear/Swimwear, Accessories, Novelties, PRIDE Merchandise
953 E. Sahara Ave., #35B Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 731-4287 hawksgym.com Club for Men
953 E. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 732-7225 Theater
Imperial Royal Sovereign Court of the Desert Empire
Sin Sity Sisters SADAP
P.O. Box 46481 Las Vegas, NV 89114 desertempire.org
P.O. Box 60005 Las Vegas, NV 89160 (702) 592-6969 sinsitysisters.org
Leather Uniform Club (LUC) of Las Vegas
Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. (Las Vegas PRIDE)
4001 S. Decatur Blvd. #37-540 Las Vegas, NV 89103-5800 (866) 930-3336 lasvegaspride.org
Las Vegas Menâ€™s Chorus
Southern Nevada Bi-Sexuals
Aid for Aids of Nevada
1120 Almond Tree Ln. Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 382-2326 afanlv.org
Aids Healthcare Foundation (702) 862-8074 aidshealth.org
American Civil Liberties Union (702) 366-1226 aclunv.org
401 S. Maryland Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 733-9800 thecenterlv.org
Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada 714 E. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 369-8700 cccofsn.wix.com/ccc-new
714 E. Sahara Ave. #101 Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 384-2899 goldenrainbow.org
HRC Las Vegas
Las Vegas boys of Leather
Las Vegas Prime Timers National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Nevada Gay Rodeo Association (NGRA) ngra.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
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
For more information about this directory or to suggest a correction or addition, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Trevor Project Suicide Hotline for LGBT Youth 1-866-488-7386 thetrevorproject.org
SPIRITUALITY Community Spiritual Center 8125 West Sahara Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 451-4608 communityspiritualcenter.com
Metropolitan Community Church 1140 Almond Tree Lane Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-369-4380 mcclv.com
Northwest Community Church 101 S. Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 562-1897 nwcclv.org
SGI-USA Buddhist Center 2725 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 258-6489 sgi-usa-lasvegas.org
Unity Center in the Valley 3037 E. Warm Springs Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89120 (702) 435-3289 unitycenterinthevalley.org
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A MESSAGE FROM THE ROYAL COURT JANUARY 1, 2017
Aloha, Happy 2017, as we sit and write this statement today to express the appreciation and gratitude that we have for the members of our Las Vegas community. It is with great elation that my partner Koko and I, Misty Wayves, have been elected to be your newest reigning monarchs of the Imperial Royal Sovereign Court of the Desert Empire here in the great city of Las Vegas. We hope to educate others on not only what the crowns mean, but what our organization stands for.
This year, the 19th Reign, our motto is M.I.D.O.R.I.; to Mentor, Inspire, Devote, Overcome, and Respect Individuality. By building relationships with new individuals, as well as fostering old ties, we hope to push not only the court into a different direction, but the community as a whole. We encourage working together towards the same goal, and we are stronger together in unity. Gone are the days of hiding in the closets and fearing persecution for what we truly are, and we hope together we can build a brighter future for the next generation.
As we partner with Las Vegas PRIDE, NGRA, the Bears, and other organizations within our community, we hope to foster future growth within our community, and continue to grow as the minority. Being from the State of Hawaii, we understand diversity, and welcome differences because it is what makes all unique. Lastly, we also want to remind everyone every penny counts, but it is not what you can contribute monetarily that matters, but what you do for the next person. Me Ke Aloha Pauole, Sincerity and Kindness Always, Koko & Misty Wayves, The 19th Elected Emperor & Empress, The Imperial Royal Sovereign Court of the Desert Empire, Inc. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 59
SIN SITY SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE
11TH ANNUAL RED DRESS EVENT By Ernie Yuen, Las Vegas PRIDE Executive Director with Sister Loosy Lust Bea Lady
The month of February and the color red can only mean one thing. The Sin Sity Sister’s Red Dress event is upon us. This year is their 11th Anniversary, and I had the chance to do a little Q&A with Sister Loosy. We talked about the Sisters and their event, Red Dress 2017 ERNIE: For those who may not know, Sister Loosy, can you please share a little about the Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. LOOSY: The Sin Sity Sisters are part of the World Order of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence that started in San Francisco in 1979, The Holy Order Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. was founded in 60 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
2005 by Mother Loosy Lust Bea Lady. The Sisters are made up of a unique group of people who are as varied and interesting as our names. The Sin Sity Sisters represent the theme of the seven deadly sins. With each one including the sin in their namesake and each sin represents a color. As we grow, new members take a name and represent one of the heavenly or contrary virtues. We exist as an order of 21st century nuns dedicated to the promulgation of universal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. We work to raise money for AIDS charities; fight for queer rights and visibility and do safer-sex outreach. Central to the Sin Sity Sister’s Mission is our SADAP Program (Sisters AIDS Drug Assistance Program). SADAP is designed to close
the temporary financial gap between life’s crisis like losing your benefits or ability to pay. Since 2008, the first of full operation, our program has paid out over $625,000.00 for clients in our community; paying for their life saving medications. This is an unequaled success for a non-profit in our locale. ERNIE: Sister Loosy, you’re the Founder and CEO, when did this all start and how many sisters were involved with your organization at is’t inception, and how may sisters belong to the Las Vegas Sin Sity Chapter now? LOOSY: Mother Loosy Lust Bea Lady, Sister of Sexual Cravings is the founder, I met one of the LA Sisters, Sister Rhoda Kill the year prior to when I founded
the Order in July 2005. I recruited five of my best friends plus one which was a brother to a LA Sister and we started the journey of becoming a Mission House within the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. We had to create our look and fulfill duties that the Mother House gave us such as create our By Laws., Policy and Procedures and file for our 501c3 along with connecting with our community and doing fundraising events. We founded the Order with seven and after our first event which was AFAN’s Black & White Party on Aug 27, 2005 we lost one of our members Sister Ho Lota Wrath and that is why we call ourselves the house of LOVE because we have no WRATH. Membership was closed for the first year so that we all could get familiar with being Sisters and work as one with our community. We became a fully professed house July 4, 2006 and our membership was open for more Sisters. We have had several Sisters come and go, we have had as many as twelve Sisters before some of them started a new life in a new country and, some of them have even started their own family. So, at this moment we have six active members of the Sin Sity Sisters and we are still growing. ERNIE: 11 years of Red Dress events! Red Dress is always a fun event, Loosy, what is the Red Dress event all about? LOOSY: The Red Dress is a themed dance party to commemorate and celebrate the Red Ribbon, to remind our community that HIV/AIDS is still around and that we still have to bring awareness and raise necessary funds for the high cost treatment of living HIV positive. The Red Dress event is our biggest fundraiser of the year that funds the Sisters AIDS Drug Assistance Program (SADAP).
and start throwing out new names, we have come up with a very long list of names and we pick one that strikes our fancy for the year and vote on it. This year’s Art is Sin is a play on words coming from Artisan meaning a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative.
ERNIE: Every year there is a theme. ERNIE: Loosy share with us something This year’s theme, Art of Sin, sounds exciting that will be happening and interesting. How did you come up Red Dress 2017. What’s Different? with this year’s theme? LOOSY: We will be hosting Red Dress LOOSY: All of the Sisters sit around at 2017 Art is Sin this year at a brandone of our Sister Teas or a meeting new venue, The Space LV. We will
have Sister Candy Cide as our DJ this year (one of the LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence) turning up the beats for the dance floor, our exciting Red Dress contest, Sainting’s, Go-Gos and much more Sisterly fun… The Space is located at: 3460 Cavaretta Court Las Vegas Nevada 89103 VIP Tickets are $50 Main Event Tickets are $30 VIP Seating with bottle service is available. Tickets will be available online at www.sinsitysisters.org, Eventbrite, and Facebook. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 61
LAS VEGAS BAR & NIGHTCLUB SCHEDULE
HOURS | SPECIALS | NIGHTLY EVENTS | AMENITIES | LOCALS SPECIALS - BAR & NIGHTCLUB SCHEDULE CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINTING. EVENTS, PRICING AND OTHER INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. -
Badlands Saloon (702) 792-9262 / Badlands-Saloon.com
Open 24 Hours / Gaming Daily Special: 2-4-1 Drinks (Mon-Sat: 12pm-7pm & 1am4am / Sun: 2am-4am) Monday: $10 Well / $20 Call Liquor Bust & 1/2 Price Martinis (9pm-Midnight or 1am-4am Tues. Morning) Tuesday: Charity Bingo with Jimmy Emerson (8:30pm), $4 Absolut or $6 Domestic/$12 Import Draft Beer Pitchers (9pm-Midnight) Wednesday: Karaoke with DJ Eric (9pm-1am) $6 Domestic/$12 Import Draft Beer Pitchers, $3 Fireball Shots or $4 Jagerbombs (8pm-Midnight) Thursday: $1 Draft Beer Pints, $3 Cuervo Gold, $4 Absolut (8pm-Midnight or 1am-4am Fri. Morning) Friday: Drag with Jimmy Emerson (11:30pm) $4 Fireball Shots, $3 Blowjobs, $5 Absolut (9pm-1am) Saturday: Dance Music & GoGo Boys (9pm-2am) Sunday: Free Brunch Buffet (1pm - Until the food’s gone!) $2 Bloody Marys, $2 Margaritas, $2 Pint Micheladas, $3 Mimosas (2pm-10pm)
Bastille on 3rd (702) 385-9298 / BastilleLV.com
Open 10am-2am / Gaming Jukebox / Free Trivia Daily Special: 2-4-1 Drinks (11am-2pm & 4pm-8pm) Monday: 1/2 Price Martinis (8pm-11pm) Tuesday: Top Shelf Tuesdays - $3 Off (8pm-11pm) Wednesday: $3.50 Patron Silver Shots (8pm-11pm) Thursday: $3 Fireball or Jager Shots (8pm-11pm) Friday: $4 Absolut (8pm-11pm) Saturday: $4 Any Jack Daniel’s or Bacardi (8pm11pm) Sunday: $2.50 Well & $2 Off Signature Cocktails (8pm-11pm)
Charlie’s (702) 876-1844 / CharliesLasVegas.com Open 24 Hours / Gaming / Billiards / Darts Daily Special: 2-4-1 Drinks (3pm-8pm & 3am-8am) Monday: Karaoke with Wil (9pm-1am) Tuesday: Double Dare Game (9pm) / $2 Long Islands, $8 Beer Bust (9pm-Midnight) 62 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
Daily Special: 2-4-1 Drinks (3pm-8pm & 3am-8am) Wednesday: Underwear Night - Guys in Guys Underwear Drink Free Wells & Select Beers Thursday: Free Line Dance Lessons (7pm) / 2-4-1 Drinks till 10pm Friday: Studs and Suds - Hot GoGos Shower on Stage (10pm) / $10 Well Liquor Bust, $20 Premium (9pmMidnight) Saturday: $8 Draft Beer Bust (9pm-Midnight) Sunday: $8 Draft Beer Bust (4pm-8pm) / 3-4-1 Drinks (8pm-11pm)
Flair Nightclub (702) 733-8787
Open 10pm-4am Thursday - Sunday Thursday: Industry Night $5 Well Specials Friday: Flair Fridays $5 Well Specials
Flex Cocktail Lounge (702) 431-9775
Open 24 Hours / Gaming / Billiards / Darts Monday: Movie Mondays - Movies & Fresh Popcorn (7pm-1am) Tuesday: $2 Drafts, $2 Wells (7pm-Late) Wednesday: Dragaokie! (9pm-1am) Thursday: FlamBOYance Drag Show (11pm) Friday: Dance Party - GoGo Boys, Live DJ Saturday: What a Drag (11pm) Sunday: $4 Bloody Mary & Mimosa Specials (10am4pm) / Sing-Along Sundays (3pm-7pm)
Fun Hog Ranch (702) 791-7001 / FunHogRanchLV.com
Open 24 Hours / Gaming Daily Special: $2 Well & Domestic Beer (8am-Noon) / 2-4-1 Happy Hour (Monday-Friday 3pm-7pm) Monday: $4 Jager Shots, $3 Smirnoff Flavored Drinks (8pm-Midnight) / $1.50 Long Island Teas (9pm-2am) Tuesday: $5 Fun Hog Brew, $7 Bud Lite/Miller Lite or $10 Well Liquor Bust (9pm-2am)
Thursday: $5 Fun Hog Brew, $7 Bud Lite/Miller Lite or $10 Well Liquor Bust (9pm-2am) Saturday: $5 Fun Hog Brew, $7 Bud Lite/Miller Lite Beer Bust (Noon-4pm) Sunday: $2 Well or $4 ABSOLUT Bloody Marys (8am4pm) / $5 Fun Hog Brew, $7 Bud Lite/Miller Lite Beer Bust (6pm-9pm)
The Garage (702) 440-6333 / TheGarageLV.com Open 24 Hours / Billiards / Darts / Shuffleboard Daily Special: 2-4-1 Drinks (11am-7pm)
Monday: $4 Absolut Cocktails / Beer Bust ($5 Domestic, $8 Import, 9pm-Midnight) Tuesday: $3 Fireball Shots / Liquor Bust ($10 Wells or $20 Premiums, 9pm-Midnight) Wednesday: $4 Jack Daniels / Beer Bust ($5 Domestic, $8 Import, 9pm-Midnight) Thursday: $3 Off Top Shelf Liquor Friday: $3 Cherry/Jager Bombs Saturday: Half Price Long Islands Sunday: $3.50 Patron Silver Shots / Liquor Bust ($10 Wells or $20 Premiums, 9pm-Midnight) / Beer Bust ($5 Domestic, $8 Import, 5pm-9pm)
Krush Las Vegas (702) 331-7544 / KrushLasVegas.com
Open Wed-Sun / Hookah Daily Special: 2-4-1 Liquor & Draft Beer (12pm-9pm) Wednesday: Hip-Hop Remixed / 1/2 Price Hookahs / Vogue/Ballroom Dance Battle / Liquor Bust $10 Well or $20 Premium (11pm - 2am) Thursday: $2 Thursday You Call It All Night Friday: F**K It Fridays / $4 You Call It After 4am Saturday: Shirtless Saturdays / 1 Free Drink for Going Shirtless / $4 You Call It After 4am Sunday: Chocolate Sundays / Happy Hour $2 You Call It (10pm-11:30pm) / $2 Hennessy Shots
The Phoenix Bar & Lounge (702) 826-2422 Open 24 Hours / Gaming / Billiards / Food Daily Special: 2-4-1 Drinks (11am-7pm)
Tuesday: Funderwear Night (9pm-1am) / Underwear Night / Go Go Boys / $5 Liquor Bust Wednesday: Hump Day Happy Hour (9pm-1am) Thursday: Karaoke with Sheila (9pm-1am) Friday: Phired Up Fridays (9pm-1am) / Go Go Boys / Drag Show / Beer Bust Saturday: Brunch (11am-1pm) Sunday: Brunch (11am-1pm) / Karaoke with Sheila (9pm-1am)
Piranha & 8 1/2 Ultra Lounge (702) 379-9500 / PiranhaVegas.com
Open 24 Hours / Gaming / Free Billiards Daily Special: 2-4-1 Liquor & Draft Beer (12pm-9pm) Monday: 50% Off Drinks (4pm-9pm, with Industry Card) Tuesday: Piranha Idol Karaoke / La Noche at the Tropics (Drag Show at 2am) Wednesday: Boylesque Drag Show Thursday: Drag Queen Bingo (7pm-11pm) / $20 Unlimited Wells / Hot Body Contest Friday: Theme Party Nights - 2 Rooms, 2 Different Sounds / Hot GoGos Saturday: Theme Party Nights - 2 Rooms, 2 Different Sounds / After Hours (4am) Sunday: El Deseo / Sinful Sundays Goddess Show (1:30am)
Quadz Video Bar (702) 733-0383 / QuadzBar.com
Open 24 Hours / Gaming / Billiards / Darts Daily Special: 2-4-1 Drinks (Noon-8pm) Monday: Martini Monday - 2‐4‐1 Martinis and Drinks (12pm–8pm) Tuesdays: 2-4-1 Drinks (12pm-8pm) / Tasty Tuesday Liquor & Beer Bust (8pm–11pm) Wednesday: Game Night (8pm–10pm) / Free Pool All Night / Way Back Wednesday: Retro Music Videos with DJ Ricoché (10pm‐3am) Thursday: Poker Night – No Buy‐in (6pm) / Liquor & Beer Bust (8pm–11) / Free Pool All Night Friday: Fresh Fridayz – New Music Video Premieres & Your Requests! / DJ Ricoché (11pm‐4am) / Specialty Drinks and Shot Specials All Night! Saturday: All Request Saturdays - DJ Ricoché (11pm‐4am) / Specialty Drinks and Shot Specials Sunday: Boys & Brewz Beer Bust (4pm–8pm)
Spotlight Lounge (702) 431-9775 / SpotlightLounge.com
Open 24 Hours / Gaming / Billiards / Darts / Shuffleboard Daily Special: 2-4-1 Well & Domestic Beer (2pm-7pm) Monday: $10 Well, $20 Call Liquor Bust (9pmMidnight) Tuesday: $3 Jose Cuervo Gold Shots & $2 Dos Equis Draft (8pm-11pm) Wednesday: $3 Jagermeister Shot (8pm-11pm) Thursday: $3 Jagermeister Shot (8pm-11pm) Friday: $6 Long Island Ice Tea (9pm-Midnight) Saturday: $4 Jack Daniel’s Shot (9pm-Midnight) Sunday: $5 Well Martinis (8pm-11pm) Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 63
XCYCLE is a revolutionary, indoor cycling experience that will transform your body, free your mind, and change your life! Xpect more. Xperience more.
Tanner (standing) wears Slim Gym Sweats (SS2CM16) by N2N and the Basic Gym Tank (BG12CM16) by N2N. David (seated) wears the Cotton Short Niker (CS6CM16) by N2N and RYTHYMX Tank. 64 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
XCYCLE Indoor Cycling 750 S. Rampart Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89145 Xcycle.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler (left) wears a blue Sport Wrestler (CS8CM16) by N2N. Steve (right) wears the USA Biker Shorts, white (R32) by N2N. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 65
Tanner (left) wears the Grey Basic Gym Short (BG10CM16) by N2N and the XCYCLE Tank. Tyler (right) wears the Green Tritech Split Short (TT1) by N2N and XCYCLE Sweatshirt.
LOCATION: XCYCLE, 750 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145 MODELS: Steve, Tyler, David and Tanner STYLIST: Keyska Diva MAKEUP ARTIST: Josh Terris HAIR: Kevin Crossley PHOTOGRAPHY: James Henry, Orange Soda Photography
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As we recognize and celebrate Black History Month, it is important to take a moment to remember and honor the contributions of LGBT black figures who have shone throughout the course of our nation’s history. These black LGBT icons, while often invisible or erased from the dominant queer narrative, have been at the heart of our struggle for rights and inclusion. In celebration of Black History Month and the journey of queer people throughout time, check out this selection of influential black LGBT icons. Who else would you add to the list?
Keith Boykin was an editor of The Daily Voice and a White House aide to President Bill Clinton. After Clinton’s election, Boykin became a director of specialty media. He became the highest-ranking openly gay person in the Clinton White House and helped organize the nation’s first meeting between gay and lesbian leaders and a U.S. President. Since his time in the White House, Boykin has written a number of books on gay issues.
Emmy award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes is actively involved in the LGBT community. She came out at a same-sex marriage rally in Las Vegas for Proposition 8 in 2006, having married her partner Alex a month earlier. Sykes was also the first African American woman and openly LGBT featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in 2009.
The former staff editor of People magazine’s website, Janet Mock has become one of the most visible transgender icons following her public coming out in 2011. Mock released her first book Redefining Realness in February 2014 and pioneered the #girlslikeus campaign, a movement encouraging trans women to live visibly.
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Laverne Cox is a transgender activist and actress, best known for her role on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black “and her work with GLAAD. She remains one of the most prominent and outspoken transgender advocates in the entertainment industry.
A long-time fixture in the New York nightlife community, RuPaul rose to prominence with his hit single and music video ‘Supermodel (Of The World)” in 1993. Credited as the master of transformation, his career is still going strong with the massive success of his reality television show “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
After retiring from the NBA in 2007, John Amaechi became the first NBA player to come out publicly. In his memoir Man in The Middle, he discusses his career and life as a closeted athlete.
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Writer Alice Walker earned a Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Color Purple, which was later adapted into film. As a civil rights activist, she walked in the 1963 March on Washington and volunteered to register black voters in Georgia and Mississippi.
Patrik Ian Polk is an openly gay film director who is known for his films on the African American LGBT experience and relationships. Polk’s 2008 film “Noah’s Ark: Jumping The Broom” won a GLAAD Award for Best Feature Film and was nominated for three NAACP awards.
Caribbean American writer Audre Lorde was actively involved in the gay culture of Greenwich Village. She was also an activist for civil rights and feminist movements. Her poetry focuses on the female experience, race, and sexuality. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 73
FRANK OCEAN No mainstream black male hiphop artist had ever come out until Frank Ocean did in July 2012, just before he debuted his first solo album “Channel Orange.” Frank posted a Tumblr post which read, in part, “4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide.” After that, Ocean received support from fellow hip-hop artists Jay-Z (and wife, Beyoncé), 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and more. Daryl Hannah, director of media and community partnerships for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said, “[The support for Frank is] an extension of the overall kind of support we’re seeing across the country for LGBT people, and not just in a broad sense, but specifically from iconic members of the black community.”
TRACY CHAPMAN Singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman is most well-known for her Grammy Award-winning music. Though very quiet about her private life, she also dated writer Alice Walker in the mid1990s. Chapman is also a social activist and performed at Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute, which raised money for South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Movement and AIDSLifeCycle. In 2004, Chapman received an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts by her alma mater, Tufts University, recognizing her commitment to social activism. 74 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
and we are proud to have Ryan Duff as our Musical Director and Laurence Sobel as our Pianist. They both bring a unique skill set to the Chorus and without their dedication and amazing musicianship we would not be the Chorus we are today. We are a vocal and proud supporter of local Las Vegas PRIDE efforts and we recently marched in the PRIDE parade and performed at the PRIDE festival for 2016. By Todd Gerber
As a recognized non-profit organization, we are proud to spread our musical message through multiple choral outreach programs. For the past two years, the Chorus has been honored to participate in “Real Men Sing”, a unique choral showcase hosted by the Clark County School District which provides 400+ local middle and high school male singers the unique opportunity to expand their musical vocabulary and perform alongside multiple local choral groups. Reaching the community through song is a cornerstone of our musical mission.
The Las Vegas Men’s Chorus has been making beautiful music and reaching all areas of the Las Vegas Community for the past 25 years. Since 1991, we’ve provided a fantastic opportunity for men who love to sing to be part of something bigger than themselves. Over the years we have performed for a variety of events and causes including Golden Rainbow, Las Vegas PRIDE, World AIDS Day, the Gateway Arts Foundation, and many others. As a proud member of the 10,000 member strong Gay & Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA), we recently traveled to Denver, Colorado where we showcased fantastic choral arrangements at GALA Festival 2016. This amazing event highlighted our ability to connect with an audience and tell a story though music. The fes76 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine
tival is by far the world’s largest LGBTQ performing arts event and allowed us the opportunity to connect with and perform amongst some of the best choral groups in the world. We were proud ambassadors for Las Vegas and the State of Nevada on a truly international stage and it was an experience that will not be soon forgotten.
The Las Vegas Men’s Chorus produces at least three major choral events each year as well as multiple other performances to spread our message through song. We are always on the lookout for talented singers to join our ranks and we hold multiple auditions throughout the year.
We are truly blessed to have talented leadership and musical support. Our For more information, please visit our musical leadership is second to none webpage at lasvegasmenschorus.org
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