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WIIINGS FOR EVERYONE.


CONTENTS

VOLUME 4, ISSUE 23

EVENTS

100 NYC World Pride

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Holiday Wreath Auction

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ARTICLES

HRC 3rd Thursday

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Las Vegas PRIDE Sponsors

19

TransPride Youth Bowling

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A Letter from the Editor

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Las Vegas PRIDE Family Nutcracker Bingo

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Parade Award Recipients

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Las Vegas TransPride 2018

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What’s the T? A Conversation with Miss Page King

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TransPride: Day of Support

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Bi Corner: To Q or not to Q

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TransPride: Day of Celebration

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Trans Day of Visibility

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TransPride: Day of Awareness

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Getting to Know Laith Ashley

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TransPride: Day of Pride

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TransPride: Day of Empowerment

California Man on PrEP Medication Acquires HIV

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TransPride: Trans Youth Day

Allie Rose Goard: A Vegas Born Hero

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TransPride: Day of Rememberance

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Trans Day of Remembrance

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Las Vegas Trans Events

Equality Nevada Returns with New Founders

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Winter Dazzle

40

Trans Deaths White Privelege

95

Palm Springs Pride

44

Jennifer Warner: 3 Words You Never Want to Hear

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Coronation XXI: Holoku Ball

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Aydian Dowling

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LGBT Community Directory

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Welcome to Las Vegas TransPride 2018

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Interacting with Transgender People

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The History of the Transgender Flag

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Supporting the Transgender People in Your Life

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Understanding the Roles of Las Vegas PRIDE and Las Vegas TransPride

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TransPride FAQs

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Las Vegas Guide Map

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Transcending the Gender Box

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PRIDE 101

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Life with a Transgender Teen

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Las Vegas Bar & Nightclub Schedule

101 Thanksgiving... The Unofficial National Coming Out Day 102 Know Your Status. Get Tested! 103 Identical Georgia Twins Change Gender Together 110 What Trans Pride Means to You. 114 Who’s This Hottie Changing the Face of Adult Films?

PUBLISHER Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. EDITOR Ernie Yuen LAYOUT & DESIGN Jake Naylor, Chuck Spady ADVERTISING Ernie Yuen, Lyndon R. Marquez & Clair Koetitz PHOTOGRAPHY Barbara Maeker, Yev Z Photography ON THE COVER Laith Ashley COVER THANKS Cover Photo by Luke Austin CONTRIBUTORS Savas Abadsidis, Chris Davin, Briana Lake, Clair Koetitz, Lyndon Marquez, Brady McGill, Steve Mitchell, Jamie Lee Sprague-Ballou, Jennifer Warner, Ernie Yuen 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 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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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR By Ernie Yuen, Executive Director, Las Vegas PRIDE

Aloha! Welcome to another issue of Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine. Las Vegas PRIDE was a great success, with over 20 events including our night parade and 2-day festival. We had an incredible line up of entertainment, and there was something for everyone. We brought back PRIDE Pet’s; everyone loved it. Many of the rescues were able to find homes for some of their cute fur-babies. The Family Area Kid’s Zone returned as well with face painting, bouncy house, and lots of fun for the kids. New this year was the adult area filled with lots of twists and turns. There was fun to be had by all. This was a fun and educational area for adults; next year it will be bigger and better. Plans for 2019 Las Vegas PRIDE Parade and Festival have already begun. Our Las Vegas PRIDE Parade keeps growing and growing, and every year the participants turn it out to show their Pride! A new start time of 8:00pm ending at 10:15 with 120 entries. Judging all of the entries was really hard this year, and the scoring was close. Congratulations to all of the winners. A list of winners is posted on page 8 & 9. November, we celebrate TransPride and Las Vegas TransPride has a great line up for events for all of you. Starting Tuesday, November 13 till Monday, November 19, Jamie and the TransPride Committee worked really hard to get everything set up for everyone to enjoy. Please see a listing of all of the events starting on page 36. On the cover we have Laith Ashley a model, singer and activist for trans rights. We both met last year at Fort Lauderdale Pride, told him I wanted him in our magazine, so here he is, the nicest person you’ll ever meet and a wonderful voice for the trans community. We had a very casual interview about what’s going on in his life, his interview is on page 12. Florida transplant Page King got to sit and chat about her new life in Las Vegas, more beautiful on the inside then on the outside, she and I got to chat about her life growing up as a transgender woman. Now you get to see her at Hamburger Mary’s and other clubs, she is a wonderful entertainer.

Las Vegas PRIDE Board Member Allie Rose Goard was honored as one of Deryk Engelland’s Vegas Born Heroes we are so proud of her, another very strong activist for the trans community. I’m jealous I want a hug and kiss from Deryk too! Briana Lake and Allie did an interview about her many accomplishments on page 19. Staff writer Steve Mitchell got to chat with Aydian Dowling, the first transgender male to have an appearance on a Men’s Health Cover. Steve and Aydian got to talk about his transition, depression and self-worth. It’s a great readarticle on page 33. Steve also writes our Bi Corner Article and this issue Steve reviews to “Q” or not to “Q”- read all about it on page 11. Jennifer Warner calls Las Vegas her second home and has been a fixture at Las Vegas PRIDE for many years. This lady loves a costume, some hair, a bit of make-up and is not afraid to wear some jewelry. I don’t ask many people to do this but Jennifer, like many trans women, went through a lot growing up, everyone has a story, some are good, some are bad, Jennifer has a twist, but she’s a strong woman and she survived. There was no interview, I asked her to write her own story. She told me I did her a favor, reliving what she went through gave her closure. Thank you, Jennifer, what a great story. Story on page 28. I also want to thank all of the volunteers that helped with PRIDE 2018, with out all of you, none of this would have happened. On behalf of the Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc., we thank you for all that you do. To my Executive Board, Board of Directors and Associate Board great job and thank you for your endless hours of work, love and support! I hope you enjoy our “TransPride” issue. We celebrate Life, Love and PRIDE. Please come and join us at TransPride 2018, join us and support our Las Vegas Transgender Community. Let’s show them some LOVE. Please have fun, be safe and remember to 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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PLAY PROUDLY Caesars Entertainment is a leader in advocating for LGBTQ rights and for anti-discrimination laws and are committed sponsors of the Las Vegas PRIDE Parade and Festival. We are excited to be celebrating our 11th year in a row of receiving a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index and are proud of our recognition as the Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in 2018.


PARADE AWARDS CONGRATULATIONS AWARD RECIPIENTS! By Las Vegas PRIDE Parade Committee // Photos by Barbara Maeker

PARADE AWARDS

THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS Best Commercial Walking/Marching Unit

SGI-USA LAS VEGAS BUDHISTS Best Non-Commercial Walking/Marching Unit

STARBUCKS

Best Commercial Walking/Marching Unit (Under 50 Marchers)

PRIDE PETS

Best Non-Commercial Walking/ Marching Unit (Under 50 Marchers)

PIRANHA NIGHTCLUB

Best Commercial Decorated Vehicle

NORTHWEST COMMUNITY CHURCH Best Non-Commercial Decorated Vehicle

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL Best Commercial Float

IMPERIAL ROYAL SOVEREIGN COURT OF THE DESERT EMPIRE Best Non-Commercial Float

SPECIALTY AWARDS

CODY W. CLARK INSURANCE AGENCY Rainbow Award Best Use of the Rainbow

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BACK DOOR

Painted for the Gods Award Best Drag

WELLS FARGO Diversity Award

COX COMMUNICATIONS You Light up My Life Award Best Use of Lighting

BARCLAYS

Community Ally Award

SHADOW TRIKE PLUS Hot Wheels Award Best Decorated Vehicle

ALTITUDE PRODUCTS Grand Marshal Award Best Overall Decorated Vehicle

T-MOBILE

Parade Director Award Best Overall Parade Float

CAESAR’S ENTERTAINMENT Grand Diva Award Best Over All Parade Entry

2018 JUDGES

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TO “Q” OR NOT TO “Q” BI CORNER By Steve Mitchell I attended the 2018 Out & Equal (O&E) Summit in Seattle at the beginning of October. O&E is the largest workplace advocacy group for the LGBT community in the world. There were 6,000 professionals from every major corporation in the world in attendance. The Summits over the past two years were great but this one was amazing!! O&E has a brand new CEO, Erin Uritus, who is instantly likeable, dynamic and incredibly charismatic. When she introduced herself, she identified herself as Bi and Queer. I grew up in a time when the word “queer” was very derogatory so my initial reaction to the word was negative. We’ve seen a transition from LGBT to LGBTQ in publications and in companies’ diversity literature. Millennials and Gen Z’ers seem to embrace the word in greater numbers than Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers. The Q is here to stay.

Webster’s Dictionary defines queer as “differing in some odd way from what is usual or normal”. Many who identify as queer use it in a positive way to identify as “non-normative”. The normative behavior in our culture has been heterosexuality. That doesn’t mean that it is objectively normal, but as a society we have said it is normal. So, to identify as queer is to say that you do not fit what society has deemed normal. Queer is an umbrella term under which many identities exist along a big spectrum. As our understanding of sexuality evolves, we are seeing that many people are fluid throughout their lifetime and one’s orientation may not be as black and white as straight or gay.

it. There is something empowering about taking something that was negative and repurposing it for good. While I might bristle a bit when I hear it because of how it was used when I was younger, I love the passion and backbone it takes to do this. I don’t try to figure out what people mean when they tell me something about themselves. I assume that they are telling me exactly what they want to say and I believe them. If someone says they’re straight, I believe it. If they say they’re gay or bi, I believe it. So, when someone tells me they are queer, I believe it. I don’t judge it. I don’t doubt it. I embrace them for being who they are. Time will wash away the stigma of the old use of “queer” because those who identify that way are redefining it. Those in Some in the LGBT community are the LGBT community should not fight adamantly opposed to the use of this over “words”. There is a big enough word. Those who have embraced battle “out there”. Believe each it are “taking it back” and owning other. And support each other. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 17


TRANS DAY OF visibility 2,343 TRANS PEOPLE WERE REPORTED AS HAVING BEEN MURDERED IN THE LAST 9 YEARS

On occasion of the International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) held on the 31st of March every year, Transgender Europe (TGEU) published the Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project update to join the voices raising awareness on this day about the multiple forms of discrimination faced by trans and gender-diverse people worldwide. This update (TMM TDoV 2017) reveals 2,343 reported killings of trans and gender-diverse people in 69 countries worldwide between the 1st of January 2008 and the 31st of December 2016, 1,834 of which were reported in Central and South America. Further analysis of this data shows that 64% of all murdered trans and gender-diverse people whose profession was known were sex workers.

movements and civil society organizations that carry out forms of professional monitoring: Brazil (938), Mexico (290), Colombia (115), Venezuela (111), and Honduras (89) in Central and South America; the United States (160) in North America; Turkey (44) and Italy (32) in Europe; and India (62), the Philippines (43) and Pakistan (39) in Asia.

reporting of violence against their communities. This connection results in the fact that the figures show only the tip of the iceberg of homicides of trans and gender diverse people on a worldwide scale.” While Brazil, Mexico, and the United States have the highest absolute numbers, the relative numbers show even more alarming results for some countries with smaller population sizes. Honduras, for instance, has a rate of 10.77 reported trans and gender-diverse people killings per million inhabitants.

The close connection between the existence of strong trans movements and professional monitoring on the one hand, and the highest absolute numbers of reports, on the other hand, point to the worrisome question of unreported cases. It is important to note that these cases are those that could be found through TGEU’s Senior Researcher, Carla Internet search and cooperation with LaGata, explains, “Beside the need trans organizations and activists. In for mechanisms to protect trans and most countries, data on murdered gender diverse people, this connec- trans and gender diverse people are Throughout all six world regions, the tion also shows the need for trans not systematically produced, and it is highest absolute numbers have been and gender diverse organizations ca- impossible to estimate the numbers found in countries with strong trans pable of professional monitoring and of unreported cases. 18 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine


GETTING TO KNOW

LAITH ASHLEY By Ernie Yuen

I have always been a fan of Laith Ashley, I got to meet him in person last year at Ft Lauderdale Pride. As expected he was sweet, soft spoken, kind and even more handsome in person, a model, singer, and activist for trans rights. Born to Dominican parents, New York native, Laith Ashley launched his career with a monumental campaign for Barneys New York, photographed by Bruce Weber. Making his debut as one of the first transgender male models to ever appear in a national campaign, was only the beginning.

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A graduate of Fairfield University, he majored in psychology with a concentration in religion, law, and research. Laith began his transition at the end of January 2014 and discovered that modeling forced him to confront himself in ways he never imagined. Laith was the only male model on Oxygen’s television show, ‘STRUT’ and has been featured on several covers, including Attitude magazine. He has walked in fashion shows for major designers and has been featured in Vogue Hommes. A proponent for social justice, Laith has done countless interviews, encouraging

social reform and advocating for equitable rights for LGBT individuals, as well as speaking on the importance of diversity at universities in the US and abroad. There is a side to Laith Ashley that has yet to be seen by the masses. A born entertainer, Laith is a singer, a songwriter, and dancer. His biggest dream was to share these gifts with the world, and now he finally will. This handsome New York model has tens of thousands of Instagram followers, they include Laverne Cox and Whoopi Goldberg. Laith has walked the runway at New York Fashion Week and has appeared in Barney’s New York Campaign, he also just completed a shoot for British GQ. Laith now calls LA/California home, and he’s planting his roots to live his dream. This Latin hottie can also sing, Laith will be hosting and performing at the Peppermint


Club on November 6th at 8:00pm in Hear+Qwere - MIGHTY REAL: A live musiq event featuring Twinkids. Karlina Covington and Laith Ashley. Advance tickets are $15.00 and are available at itsqwere.com or $20.00 at the door. The Peppermint Club is a unique 60’s inspired music lounge that caters to true musicians & music lovers.

had a blast, Laith was happy to be part of this monumental show.

Staying healthy, eating the right food, drinking lots of water. That includes lots of sleep and moisturizer, lots and lots of moisturizer”. Living in the brutal world of Recently Laith Ashley hit the NYC Fashion entertainment where image is everything, Week runway for fashion icon Marco you need to own it and be your true self Marco. Laith and a cast of 33 models that and not try and be someone you are not. identify as transgender made history with this boundary breaking runway show. Last we talked about Trans Pride and Laith The first time a major show on the main had few but strong words. We all need to fashion week circuit featured no openly support our Trans Pride events, support cisgender models. When I asked Laith and uplift our transgender friends. We what his thoughts was about the fashion, all need to be able to fight for our rights his response was he felt good, this show and live our lives. We need to lead with made a strong visual statement for the love and not anger. We all need to respect trans community to the fashion industry. each other’s journey. Happy Trans Pride For Laith is was just another show, but he everyone! was there to support his trans brothers and sister who has never done this Follow Laith on: before, he gave all the newbies great prep Facebook: @laithashley talks assuring them of their success. We Instagram: laith_ashley were all there to lift each other up, we all

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ENGELLAND’S VEGAS BORN HEROES FOUNDATION

HONORS COMMUNITY HEROES The Engelland’s Vegas Born Heroes Foundation to honor community heroes was introduced by Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland and his family introduced today. “My family and I wanted to create this foundation to recognize the incredible

men and women who work to better our community every day,” said Deryk Engelland. “I’m honored to do a small part in thanking them for their contributions.” The foundation’s mission is to recognize and reward charities and individual community members who give back to others to help the Las Vegas community.

The Engellands will pick 20 community heroes to attend a Vegas Golden Knights game and receive a Golden Knights jersey and Vegas Born Hero shirt.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS DATE

NOV/DEC 2018 SCHEDULE

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NOVEMBER Thu. 1 Sat. 3 Tue. 6 Thu. 8 Sat. 10 Sun. 11 Wed. 14 Fri. 16 Sun. 18 Mon. 19 Wed. 21 Fri. 23 Sat. 24 Tue. 27 Thu. 29

at St. Louis Blues vs. Carolina Hurricanes at Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins vs. Anaheim Ducks vs. St. Louis Blues at Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames at Arizona Coyotes vs. Calgary Flames vs. San Jose Sharks at Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks

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TIME PT W/L 5:00p 7:00p 4:00p 4:30p 4:00p 4:00p 7:30p 7:00p 5:00p 6:00p 6:00p 3:00p 7:00p 5:30p 7:00p

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at Edmonton Oilers vs. Washington Capitals vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings vs. Dallas Stars at New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers at Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders vs. Montreal Canadiens vs. Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche at Los Angeles Kings at Arizona Coyotes

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ALLIE ROSE GOARD

A VEGAS BORN HERO

By Briana Lake

Allie Rose Goard is a well-recognized pillar of the non-profit community in Las Vegas. While she has been busy dedicating her time to the betterment of others, her incredible efforts have not gone unnoticed by the community that she loves. Most recently she was awarded the Deryk Engelland Vegas Born Heroes Foundation Award in recognition of her leadership role in countless local charities. Q: Las Vegas Golden Knights defensemen Deryk Engelland and his family recently launched the Vegas Born Heroes Foundation to honor community heroes, and you were one of the first to be awarded for your outstanding charity work. How did it feel when you received the news? A: I was very surprised because I didn’t know that they had nominated me at all – I had no idea that I had even been considered until I won. It was so wonderful, unexpected, and out of the blue. I was so appreciative because all of the work that I do not for praise or to get something out of it, but to improve the situations of those in need. The fact that someone thought of me and took the time to recognize me just meant so much. Q: Which of your many charity efforts was recognized by the Vegas Born Heroes Foundation Award? A: It’s in recognition of my work with Help of Southern Nevada because of their large variety of programs, but specifically for my involvement with the Shannon West Center for Homeless Youth. I started volunteering there as an MGM employee through the MGM LGBTQ network group. We do it because statistics show, especially here in Las Vegas, that 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ and they generally end up on the street because there’s no acceptance or there is physical, mental, or sexual abuse at home so they have no other options. That’s why I started giving a lot of my time with MGM, but I’ve grown to really love the

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organization and now I volunteer on my I plan to start teaching him through own as well. volunteering – just as soon as he can walk. Q: Was there a moment or event that Q: Do you have any mentors or role motivated you to become so heavily models that have inspired you in your involved in giving back to the Las Vegas philanthropy efforts? community? A: I would have to say that Kelly Smith A: I honestly had an epiphany. I have my has been a huge inspiration. She’s really Master’s in Accounting and in Finance, involved with the Human Rights Campaign. and I was very career-oriented and very She’s done so much in the community for money motivated - that’s just what I was so many different organizations, and she focused on. Making money and getting as is just such a fantastic role model in how many physical possessions as I could. One dedicated she is, and in what she gives day I just realized that that isn’t what life back to the community. is about. You don’t generally remember somebody for how much money they had in the bank. You remember somebody for the difference that they made, and the lives that they touched. My focus shifted toward giving back, and I couldn’t be happier. Q: What are some of the other local nonprofit organizations that you represent? A: I am most active with PRIDE and the Human Rights Campaign, HRC. HRC is the largest civil rights organization in the nation, and is focused on LGBTQ equality and furthering the acceptance of our community. I do a lot of work with them. Outside of that I sit on boards for the American Cancer Society for their Relay for Life and the Alzheimer’s Association walk. I also just started doing work for Cystic Fibrosis and Type I Diabetes as well. I do logistics for quite a few walks throughout the year, and each walk is roughly a nine-month process of going to meetings and planning and getting all the logistics set up for walk day. The walks are my most consistent volunteer project. Q: You’ve recently had a child, is there any particular change that you would like to see affected for your son’s generation? A: My main goal is to see further acceptance of all people. No matter what their nationality, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. I really hope to instill acceptance and philanthropy from a young age. That is my primary goal, and

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TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES BETWEEN OCTOBER 2016 & SEPTMEBER 2017 By Transgender Europe

There were 325 reported murders of trans and gender-diverse people between October 1, 2016 and September 2017. The following list of victims chronicles the 134 victims with known information surrounding the cause of their death. For a complete list of all 325 victims, please visit: www.transrespect.org. Kitkat Mae Fermin, 18 02/10/2016 - Davao City (Philippines) The victim was shot in the head.

Alessa Flores Mendez, 23 13/10/2016- Distrito Federal (Mexico) Alessa’s body was found in a Hotel Caleta’s room. Her death was due to suffocation but she also had beating marks and a wound. Zizi Shekiladze, 32 4/10/2016 - Tbilisi (Georgia) She was hit in the head with concrete bar and her throat was cut. She died after several weeks in a coma. The victim and the perpetrator had known each other and had served a prison term together.

Julia Sofia Marques Evangelista, 20 21/10/2016 - Natal (Brazil) Brandi Bledsoe, 32 Julia’s partner used a kitchen knife to 08/10/2016 - Cleveland (USA) kill her. He’s a drug user and, accordBrandi was found dead with a plastic ing to Julia Sofía’s family, the couple’s bag around her head and reports of fights were because of money issued head trauma. She died of a gunshot to feed his addiction. wound to the chest. Sierra/Simon Bush, 18 Itzel Durás Castellanos, 19 22/10/2016 - Idaho City (USA) 08/10/2016 Ciudad de Mexico (Mex- The victim, who usually preferred ico) gender-neutral pronouns, was found Someone Itzel knew went to her dead in a creek after a month of being house, they argued and he killed her missing. The mother and stepfather by stabbing her 8 times. The accused stated they felt from the very beginwas arrested by the police. ning that this is an abduction case. Yasmin Montoy, 20 10/10/2016 - Sao Paulo (Brazil) Yasmin’s body had marks of the violence she suffered and an injury in her head, “probably done with a stick.” However, despite friends’ stories, in the police report it says that she died because of an overdose.

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Nina da Silva, 24 26/10/2016 - Paudalho (Brazil) Beside the body were found women’s clothes, condoms, a stick and a bloodsoaked stone. Evelyn Rojas, 26 27/10/2016 - Posadas (Argentina) Her friend found in a former service station Evelyn’s brutally beaten body, specially on the face and head, with a sharp object. Jenifer Pinto Toledo, 27 31/10/2016 - Camboriú (Brazil) At the scene, police officers entered the residence and found the victim lying on the ground with a belt wrapped around her neck. Mayla Gonzales, 25 01/11/2016 - Isabela (Philippines) Suspects thought victim was a cisgender female and got mad when they found out she was trans. Her skull was smashed with a 2x2 wooden beam Noony Norwood,30 05/11/2016 - Richmond (USA) The victium was shot and died in a hospital the next day. Alynda Leite, 29 07/11/2016 Manaus (Brazil) The victim was suffocated with a sheet and found by her sister. A neighbor said she was seen with a tall and white man.

Tara, 28 09/11/2016 - Chennai (India) The community strongly believes that the victim was burned by police after several assaults on the same night by police. The police confiscated the vicLorena Reyes Mantilla, 32 24/10/2016 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife tim’s car, making it difficult for her to have gotten fuel for self-immolation (Spain) After being threatened and beaten by at the time of her death. a client, she went to the balcony and tried to pass to a neighbors’. She was Juninho da Mangueira, 26 able to get in a safe place and then 21/11/2016 - Guarus (Brazil) she fell to an inner patio. She was tak- According to the police, the victim would have been hit by at least five en to the hospital where she died.


shots at dawn, but neighbors only G. Aquino de Godoy, 17 went to check in the morning. 14/12/2016 Curitiba (Brazil) The area where the crime happened Hannia Camacho Rodriguez, 30 is dimly lit and no one saw the killers. 23/11/2016 Victoria (Mexico) The victim was shot in the head and Hannia had an altercation with some died before receiving medical attenpeople at the inside of the bar, these tion. people shot her three times and ran. D. de Souza, 23 Madeleine Delbom, 62 17/12/2016 - Campos (Brazil) 24/11/2016 - Borlänge (Sweden) According to police, arriving at the 62-year-old trans woman Made- scene, the victim was lying on the leine Delbom was strangled and then ground that was already dead and stabbed to death by young people had gun marks on the neck and back. from a right wing extremist group. J. R. T. Gomes, 28 Paola Bracho, 25 18/12/2016 - Crato (Brazil) 24/11/2016 - Manaus (Brazil) The victim was found stoned to death Three men took Paola into a room, inside a graveyard. suffocated her with a tape, and fled with cell phones and money. India Monroe, 29 21/12/2016 - Newport News (USA) Alejandro Polanco Botero, 37 There was no sign of forced entry into 30/11/2016 - Risaralda (Colombia) the home. The cause of the victim’s The recognized lawyer got out of the death was multiple gunshot wounds. car and was willing to open the door to his assistant when a hitman went to Paula Raio Laser, 50 him and shot him in the head 4 times, 23/12/2016- Fortaleza (Brazil) which ended his life immediately. She was a drug user, the police claim to be the reason for the murder, but M. Dias Machado, 23 she had no criminal record 03/12/2016 - Pontal do Parana (Brazil) When the police arrived, they found Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, 28 the victim already dead in a pool of 01/01/2017- Sioux Falls (USA) blood, at a bus stop, struck by at least The victim was a two-spirit trans 3 shots, which hit the head and arm- woman. pit. Anahí Tapia Llamas, 23 Will Rhillary Silva, 18 18/01/2017 - Guadalajara (Mexico) 07/12/2016 - Viamao (Brazil) Anahi was murdered with two shots The three victims were standing in at the inside of the bar Caudillos and front of a snack bar when at least her body was taken out and thrown in three men in a vehicle approached the street. and opened fire, killing all of them. Lady Dyana, 35 Ying, 28 19/01/2017- Manaus (Brazil) 13/12/2016 - Nakorn Pathom (Thai- Investigators at the Interactive Police land) Station (DIP) of Parintins said the vicThe body was found naked and face tim was a street person, an alcoholic, down to the floor. The perpetrators and made programs. had criminal records, and one of them may have been involved in an affair with the victim’s girlfriend

Vikichy, 25 20/01/2017 - Cali (Colombia) Vikichy was murdered of two stabs, one in her chin and another in her stomach. Imli, 19 21/01/2017- Lahore (Pakistan) Her boyfriend murdered her. He cut her wrist and killed her J. A. dos Santos. 42 26/01/2017 - Itabaianinha (Brazil) The Delegate Dr Francisco Gerlandio has already heard some people, and the Civil Police team is already doing surveys to start the investigations Muskan, 25 27/01/2017- Lahore (Pakistan) Three Unknown boys murdered her in her rented flat where she used to live alone. They slit her throat from left and right side and killed her brutally. Silvana Fabian Pineda, 34 28/01/2017 - La Dorada (Colombia) Silvana was executed by hitmen who shot her 4 times. Paola Oliveira, 30 30/01/2017- Russas (Brazil) The body was collected from the Russas Medical Institute (IML) Agatha Mont, 26 04/02/2017- Itapevi (Brazil) As authorities are investigating the case, according to the victim’s brother, she had already suffered prejudice in college. Alexandra Peña Vizcaya, 32 12/02/2017 - Chiquinquira (Venezuela) Alexandra died after being shot two times, however they say that the crime could be related to a recently killed gay man, and its told that both of them’s penises were cut off and their face skin was taken off. Her mother says that days before she heard a rumor that she lived with. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 31


Dandara, 42 15/02/2017- Fortaleza (Brazil) The case won the national media Jaquarrius Holland, 18 19/02/2017- Monroe (USA) Officers arrived at the scene and found the victim lying unconscious with a single gunshot wound to the head. She was taken to St Francis medical center and was pronounced deceased. Tiara Lashaytheboss Richmond (aka Keke Collier), 24 21/02/2017- Chicago (USA) Tiara was shot in the chest, arm, and hand by a person she was riding with in a vehicle. The suspect fled in the vehicle, and police found the victim lying on the ground when they arrived. She was pronounced dead about 7 a.m. at a nearby hospital. Byanka Yañez, 45 24/02/2017 - Matamoros (Mexico) Byanka was murdered at the inside of her aesthetics center and stabbed. Chyna Gibson, 31 25/02/2017- New Orleans (USA) The victim was shot and killed outside of a shopping center while visiting her family in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras Emanuelle Muniz, 21 26/02/2017 - Anapolis (Brazil) Although at first it is treated as a robbery, we do not rule out any other hypothesis. In fact, it was a homicide motivated by gender hatred Ciara McElveen 27 27/02/2017 - New Orleans (USA) Officers found Ciara lying facedown on the pavement and suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was taken to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.

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P. J., 24 Paola, 40 02/03/2017 - Doi Saket, Chiang Mai 22/03/2017 - Street Joao Candido do (Thailand) Camara (Brazil) Was stabbed to death. Was stabbed to death in a dispute per point of work. Michelly Garcia, 25 03/03/2017- Pelotas (Brazil) Paulina, 22 Was shot. 23/03/2017 - Recife (Brazil) Two men approached a motorcycle Jennifer Celia Henrique (Jenni), 38 and received a treatment, 05 projec10/03/2017 - Florianopolis (Brazil) tiles that struck her chest, chest and Delegate Nivaldo Rodrigues, head of face. The victim tried to walk a few the 8th Civil Police Police Department meters, but could not resist the injuof the British, confirmed the crime ries. and says the fact is being investigated by the Homicide Police. R. Félix da Silva, 26 04/04/2017 - Guarariba (Brazil) Rapee, 39 Was shot to death. Neighbors said 14/03/2017 - Kantharalak, Srisaket they heard only one gunshot, but no (Thailand) one could tell who fired it. Beaten to death. Her sister found the body Sherlyn Montoya, 29 04/04/2017 - Tegucigalpa, Honduras Camila Albuquerque, 20 (Honduras) 15/03/2017- Salvador (Brazil) Sherlyn went missing in the night of According to witnesses the victim was April 2nd and her body was found used as bait and then shot and killed with torture signals in a bag. by the same people who hired her. Bianka Gonçalves, 22 Bruninha, 17 07/04/2017 - Primavera do Leste (Bra16/03/2017 - Ourinhos (Brazil) zil) Stabbed to death. The Civil Police is Was shot. According to police, the reinvestigating the case and soon the gion is dangerous and the other travkiller will be arrested. estis who work there do not usually walk with their bags. Other colleagues H. Ramirez Calderon, 40 of Bianka will be heard to try to solve 20/03/2017 - Guanajuato (Mexico) the case, which continues to be invesThe victim was murdered of several tigated by the Civil Judicial Police shots in the early morning. Kenne McFadden, 26 Alphonza Watson, 38 09/04/2017 - San Antonio (USA) 22/03/2017- Baltimore (USA) Drowned. The victim’s body was found Watson was shot in the stomach at floating in the San Antonio river. about 4:15 a.m. and taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was Vitoria Castro, 36 pronounced dead shortly after arriv- 10/04/2017 - Araguaina (Brazil) al. Witnesses told police they heard Beaten. She was found with trauma someone yelling for help, followed and was referred to the hospital after by gunshots. Two men were seen being treated for 10 days. running away before getting into a “dark-colored vehicle.” Hérica Izidório 24 12/04/2017 - Fortaleza (Brazil) She died in a hospital two months after be beaten and thrown of a viaduct.


Gaby, 29 12/04/2017 - Feira de Santana (Brazil) Shot. Gaby’s colleagues suspect that a client who would have disagreed with the victim was the perpetrator of the crime. Yadira Lopez Marroquin, 17 16/04/2017 - Monterrey (Mexico) Yadira entered the Venecia Hotel with a male partner who left the hotel in 20 minutes, abandoning Yadira’s asphixiated body.

Layza Mello, 28 30/04/2017 - Vilha Velha (Brazil) Shot. The criminal who fired the shots fled after the crime and has not yet been identified. Images of video surveillance cameras will be used to find the killer.

Lalá, 22 25/05/2017 - Feira de Santana (Brazil) The transvestite known as Lalá, 22, Shama, 27 was shot dead on Thursday night 30/04/2017 - Tej Mohan Nagar (India) (25/5) on Avenida de Canal, in the Perpetrator and victim had relation- neighborhood of Rua Nova, in Feira ship and married. Upon learning vic- de Santana. tim was transgender, left her. Years later, he returned to the city she was Alejandra Diaz, 34 living and murdered her. The perpe- 25/05/2017 - Baruta (Venezuela) trator’s accomplice may have been his She was shot and killed by a member mother, she was arrested as well. The of the military for refusing to particivictim was stabbed to death. pate in extortion.

Monse Morga Javier, 45 17/04/2017 - Guerrero (Mexico) Monse and a youngster went to a funeral, when they got back they were missing and their bodies were found with headshot wounds. Kenneth Bostick, 59 04/05/2017 - New York (USA) Samilly Guimarães, 24 Kenneth lived in a homeless shelter 20/04/2017 - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and was attacked in the head with She was shot when she passed the a metal pipe. He spent more than a Avenida Atlântica, on the banks of the week in Bellevue Hospital before he river Botas. The civil police reported died on May 4. that steps were taken to identify the circumstances and the perpetrator of C. A. Lima da Silva, 24 the crime. 06/05/2017 - Monhangape (Brazil) She was drinking with friends, when a Chayviss Reed, 28 stranger shot her. 21/04/2017 - Miami (USA) She was shot while running across the R. C. Silva Pereira, 22 street and her attacker fled. 07/05/2017 -Barretos (Brazil) According to the police she was crossMarooni, 51 ing the highway when a truck hit her, 22/04/2017 - Belem (Brazil) after other car hit her again Stabbed to death. Police are investigating the case. Thadeu Nascimento, 24 07/05/2017- Grande do Retiro (Brazil) Ribeiro Marcossone, 27 Shot and beaten. So far there is no 23/04/2017 - Curitiba (Brazil) information on the motivation or the Marcossone was approached by two crime. The case is being investigated men and executed with more than 25 by the Homicide and Personal Protecshots in the head and trunk region. tion Department (DHPP). Eloá Silva, 17 27/04/2017- Joao Pessoa (Brazil) According to the police, two men shot her because of threats that she made on a website. Police found during diligences held at the site that Eloa belonged to a faction.

Jennifer López, 20 20/05/2017 - Guerrero (Mexico) Jennifer was stabbed to death at her house. She was a stylist and activist.

Sherrell Faulkner, 46 16/05/2017 - Charlotte (USA) Sherrell died at Carolinas Medical Center as a result of an attack on November 30 2016, when she was beaten and left beside a trash bin. She died of her injuries.

Caricia, 32 26/05/2017 - Guerrero (Mexico) Two people entered the bar and shot her. Laryrssa Moura, 22 31/05/2017 - Governador Valadares (Brazil) The victim was shot in the back and died at the scene of the crime, the body was referred to the Medical Legal Institute. According to the police, the victim was a transvestite, and was doing a program in the region. Andrea Chaguendo Suárez, 51 31/05/2017- Cali (Colombia) Andrea was killed with several stab wounds, the culprits and motives unknown Rubi Guerrero, 32 04/06/2017 - La Altagracia (Dominican Republic) Rubi was seen in the vicinity of a park. Her body was found dismembered. Fernanda/Tavita Montes, 24 04/06/2017 - Colima (Mexico) Fernanda’s asphixiated body was found inside a car. The owner was arrested as responsible.

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Natasha, 34 05/06/2017 - Castanhal (Brazil) They found her shot in the body on the highway. She died on the way to the hospital.

through the body. The motivation of on the face, but according to the Civthe crime is still unknown. il Police and the Military Brigade, she was shot by a firearm. Ava Le’Ray Barrin, 17 25/06/2017- Athens (USA) Sophia, 22 An acquaintance shot Ava in the chest 17/07/2017 - Campo Mourão (Brazil) A. Alves Nascimento, 22 during an argument. A couple stabbed her to death and left 05/06/2017 - Criciúma (Brazil) the place shouting: “You have to die.” The victim was a user of drugs, and Salomé Bracho, 25 had already been arrested before. 25/06/2017- São Luís do Curu (Brazil) Camila Guedes, 31 Salome, was at a party at a concert 20/07/2017 - Monte Mor (Brazil) Natasha, 29 house on Rua Manoel Ferreira de Cas- Camila’s mother called the PM (Mili06/06/2017- Varginha (Brazil) to. On the way out of the event, two tary Police) after arriving home and Three teenagers shot her. One was ar- men shot the transvestite and then finding her stabbed to death in the rested. fled. bathroom. Josie Berrios (aka Kendra Adams and Kimbella Rosé), 28 13/06/2017- Ithaca (USA) She died of “apparent burns” and her body was found at a construction site. Renata Vieira, 24 24/06/2017 - Uberlândia (Brazil) Witnesses reported that the victim was doing programs in the immediate vicinity and, before being beaten to death, argued with a client and came to be threatened with death. E. Shyne, 30 15/06/2017 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) She was kidnapped and tortured, the police found the car, but she omitted, the police did not give news. Julhão Petruk, 20 15/06/2017- Fortaleza (Brazil) According to information the victim took 7 shots in the face when she left her girlfriend at home in the neighborhood Autran Nunes in Fortaleza, Ceará Denise, 53 24/06/2017- Aracaju (Brazil) Shot to death. Nicolly Santos, 21 24/06/2017- Vitória de Santo Antão (Brazil) According to police reports, the victim was found with several knife piercings 34 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine

Juliana Orrego Monsalve, 37 02/07/2017 - Valle de Cauca (Colombia) Juliana had been attacked before while being the witness of a crime. She was again attacked by unknown people who shot her at the head and chest.

Gil Pereia da Costa, 33 20/07/2017 Rio Branco (Brazil) The victim was crossing a bridge on foot when he was approached by two bicycle men who arrived armed and fired twice at the victim. Gabriela Sousa, 19 21/07/2017- Maracanaú (Brazil) She was shot while walking on the highway, nobody knows why.

Ebony Morgan, 28 02/07/2017- Lynchburg (USA) The police found Morgan’s body riddled with bullet holes. Natalia Pimentel, 22 25/07/2017- Várzea Grande (Brazil) Rayane, 35 Natalia was run over by a car. The 02/07/2017- Fortaleza (Brazil) driver returned and passed over her According to reports, the victim had again with the car. just closed her establishment when the criminals approached and shot Kajal, 40 her. 29/07/2017 Patna (India) Ally was stabbed repeatedly, includYadira Lopez Marroquin, 50 ing in the genitals, and her eyes were 06/07/2017 - Puebla (Mexico) gouged out. Her body was burned in Yadira was stabbed to death by a an attempt to conceal evidence of the stranger. crime. Some of Ally’s bones were put into a garbage bag and the bag was Anna Sophia, 16 placed in a chicken coop near the res08/07/2017 - João Pessoa (Brazil) idence. The 16-year-old victim was reportedly accompanied by her twin brother TeeTee Dangerfield, 32 when occupants of an unidentified 01/08/2017- College Park (USA) vehicle fired shots that hit the teen- TeeTee was found inside her vehiager’s head. cle, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to nearBruna dos Santos, 22 by Grady Memorial Hospital where 09/07/2017 -Pelotas (Brazil) she died of her injuries. The body of the victim showed signs of aggression and beatings, especially


Mary Monttila, 26 02/08/2017- Palmeira dos Índios (Brazil) She was followed by two individuals after leaving a bar and stabbed on the neck. The weapon used in the crime was found near the body.

Chanda, 25 30/08/2017 - Karachi (Pakistan) Chanda was shot dead in Defence’s Shahbaz Commercial area, when unknown men opened fire on a number of transgender people standing in the street.

Charliane, 25 02/08/2017- Itabuna (Brazil) She was shot behind her ear.

Daniele Jesus Lafon, 47 02/09/2017- Poços de Caldas (Brazil) The suspicion is that she was killed with scissors. According to the neighT. J. Gomes da Silva, 21 bors, the noise of fighting at Daniele’s 12/08/2017 - João Pessoa (Brazil) house was heard on several occaAccording to the Military Police, she sions. The family suspects that the was killed with three gunshots. crime may have been committed by a former partner. Gwynevere River Song, 26 12/08/2017 -Waxahachie (USA) Kashmire Redd, 28 The victim was a non-binary identi- 04/09/2017- Gates (USA) fying trans person allegedly shot and Kashmire was stabbed multiple times killed by their father while at home. by his partner and succumbed to those injuries. Kenicha, 16 15/08/2017 - Costa Rica (Costa Rica) Kenicha’s asphixiated body was found in a wasteland by neighbours. Eyelen, 31 18/08/2017 - Tucuman (Argentina) Eyelen went out of her house to visit a friend but she never got there. Her body was found with extreme signs of violence in the platforms of a sports club. Evelin Ferrarin, 23 22/08/2017 - Caruaru (Brazil) The victim was homeless and had been arrested before. She was shot to death. Kiwi Herring, 30 22/08/2017 - Saint Louis (USA) Friends and family disputed a report from police that claimed Kiwi pulled a knife on them when they arrived near her home to answer calls about a domestic dispute. She was shot dead by the police.

Ana Carolina Nascimento, 28 05/09/2017 - Araraquara (Brazil) According to the police, the Fire Department and the Mobile Emergency Response Service received distress calls and sent teams to the scene, but Ana Carolina was found dead.

Ana Coutti, 25 18/09/2017 - Cabo Frio (Brazil) One man fired several times at the victim. Kaleane, 20 20/09/2017 - Belo Horizonte (Brazil) The victim was killed with two head shots. Spencer, 25 23/09/2017 - Campinas (Brazil) The victim was found dead with a perforation in the back, a cut deep in the neck and with the face disfigured by beatings. Rayssa, 31 26/09/2017- Uberaba (Brazil) The victim came and the suspect asked her name. After Rayssa confirmed her name, the perpetrator took a gun and shot the victim twice. Lu Brasil, 23 26/09/2017 - Altamira (Brazil) She had cut marks in her mouth, had her feet tied and a net entwined on her neck. The bathroom had a broken mirror and blood marks next to the bed. She was strangled to death.

Brenda Murillo Alba, 20 12/09/2017- Baja California Norte (Mexico) -stabbed Brenda was assaulted with a knife and remained a month in the hospital till she died.

Bianca, 32 29/09/2017 - Arnhem (Netherlands) This was the first day in the house that she rented for the occasion of doing her work. She was stabbed over twenty times by her first customer (and potentially accomplices) and the Derricka Banner, 26 house is reported to be full of blood12/09/2017- Charlotte (USA) stains. Police have apprehended one Derricka was found shot and killed in a suspect. vehicle during the wind and rain associated with Tropical Storm Irma. Renatha Lemos, 29 30/09/2017 - Nova Mamoré (Brazil) Sisi Thibert, 26 Her body was found inside a totally 18/09/2017 - Montreal (Canada) burned pit. Sisi was found by a neighbor in the entrance of a building in Mullins Street, Natália, 34 Southwest of Montreal, stabbed, and 30/09/2017- Fortaleza (Brazil) covered with blood. She died a few A friend of the victim told the police hours later at the hospital. that the gunmen came from inside a car that stopped in front of the motel where she was offering her services. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 35


EQUALITY NEVADA RETURNS WITH NEW FOUNDERS By Chris Davin

Equality Nevada is non-profit charity and advocacy organization. We fight for civil rights, securing full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBTQ community.

We provide leadership training’s, volunteer opportunities, and sponsorship opportunities to engage and grow the LGBT and straight-ally community involved in this fight.

LGBTQ students do not simply survive in their school but thrive, and that LGBTQ seniors enter their golden years fully supported in senior centers. Full equality in Florida will not simply come legislatively, but We are also dedicated to: improving Over the next few months and also through education and public the lives of people affected by HIV/ heading into 2019 we as a non-profit opinion, and it is critical that this AIDS; reducing the incidence of HIV organization will be working harder state has a robust LGBTQ advocacy infection; and advocating for fair and than ever in the state of Nevada. We organization that can always fight effective HIV-related public policy. will be working on securing better for this community. We need to We are an organization helping those rights for all and working on getting make sure that not only is conversion infected with HIV/AIDS. By offering critical bills passed by the Governor. therapy banned and stays that assistance, education, resources, With marriage equality finally the law way, we need to make sure it’s also awareness, and funding to help those of the land, it is critical we capitalize considered as consumer fraud. with financial needs to afford medical on the momentum we have gained treatment and medication. We are in this state to continue the march As you can see we have so much not a direct-service organization, towards full equality. work to do in this State and the fight but an advocacy arm for the LGBTQ as just started. We hope you can community of Nevada. The transgender community faces help support us, stand behind us and extreme challenges we must address, make the State of Nevada equal and and we must also ensure that our diversified for all to live and cherish. 38 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine


Trans Deaths WHITE PRIVILEGE By Jennifer Finney Boylan

It was snowing in Maine on Jan. 9. I’d been to the dentist’s the day before. The staff there were pleasant enough when I changed genders 12 years ago. “We’ll just change your forms,” the receptionist had said, cheerfully. “It’s no problem.” That day, Papi Edwards, 20, a transgender woman of color, was shot to death outside a hotel in Louisville, Ky.

Lamia Beard, a 30-year-old black trans woman, was shot that day in Norfolk, Va. It was the weekend before the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. Feminist scholars write of the concept of “intersectionality” — the way people who occupy multiple oppressed identities can be understood only in terms of their sum, rather than as a set of independent experiences. As two trans women, Ms. Beard and I had some common experiences. But the differences between us have to be understood not only in terms of race but also in the way the oppressions generated by race and gender are bound together.

If you’d told me in 2000, as a transgender woman just coming out, that I was a person of privilege, I’d have angrily lectured you about exactly how heavy the burden I’d been carrying was. It had nearly done me in: the shame, the secrecy, the loneliness. It had not yet occurred It snowed hard on Jan. 26. The to me that other burdens, carried by subways closed that night. The day other women, could be weightier. before I’d gone to services at Riverside Church. Sitting in the pews, staring at On Jan. 17, I moved into a new stained glass, I’d felt the power of God apartment on 106th and West End shining on me like a bright light. Later, in Manhattan, in anticipation of the I talked to a friend about the thing I’d spring semester at Barnard College, felt. My friend, an astrophysicist at where I teach English. My son Zach Columbia, is a trans woman, too. We came down with me, helping to carry are both white. my luggage. He was heading back to college the next day. We had lunch They found Ty Underwood’s body at an Ethiopian restaurant called in her car that day. She was a black Awash, on Amsterdam. I pointed out trans woman, a nursing assistant the window at the building across who lived in Tyler, Tex. the street, where I’d lived with the screenwriter Charlie Kaufman in Like a lot of white people, a lot of the the early 1980s. I wasn’t out as time I’m not aware of having “white transgender then; I couldn’t imagine privilege.” In a similar way, I can tell it. Yet here I was, 30 years later, a you that I wasn’t aware of having Barnard professor, having lunch with “male privilege,” either, in the years my son, who is a drama major at before transition. It’s something you Vassar. come to understand only when it’s gone, like the first time I walked down 40 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine

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an empty street alone after midnight as a woman, and heard a man’s heavy footsteps behind me. On Jan. 31, my wife came down from Maine. We went to see the movie “Selma” at the AMC Theater on West 84th Street. There, we saw the actor playing Dr. King say, “It is unacceptable that they use their power to keep us voiceless.” Firefighters found Yazmin Vash Payne that day in an apartment in Los Angeles. She’d died of multiple stab wounds, reportedly the third trans woman killed in Los Angeles in four months. On Feb. 1, I spent the day grading papers. That morning I worshiped at Riverside again. Sitting there listening to the carillon, I remembered the words my mother used to say: Love will prevail. Around the time I was at Riverside, Taja Gabrielle DeJesus was found dead in a stairwell in San Francisco. She’d been stabbed. A trans woman of color in her 30s, she was a member


of Bayview Church. Her mother North Philadelphia that day of stab described her as “beautiful inside wounds. One of her friends told a and out.” local station, “She had a heart of gold.” The 2012 National Transgender Discrimination Survey reported that On May 30, I was in San Francisco for trans people faced pervasive bias a meeting of the board of Glaad, the in housing and employment and L.G.B.T. advocacy group. suffered from higher rates of suicide. In almost every area, black trans Mercedes Williamson, a 17-yearpeople reported that they were doing old trans woman, reportedly worse than white trans people. disappeared that same day in Rocky Creek, Ala. Her body was found a On Feb. 11, I appeared on MSNBC with few days later, in a field behind the the anchor Thomas Roberts and the house of the alleged murderer’s actress Judith Light, who stars in the father. Amazon series “Transparent,” about a family with a transgender parent. On July 21, my wife and I were We talked about the progress being in a Los Angeles restaurant with made on transgender issues. But the the transgender minister Allyson progress isn’t equal for everyone. Robinson. “God knows us,” she told me, “before we know ourselves.” Penny Proud, a 21-year-old trans woman of color, was shot to death India Clarke, a 25-year-old trans the day before, in New Orleans. woman of color, was found beaten to death in Tampa that day. A local On Feb. 16 Barnard — an all-women’s station referred to her as a “man college — had a community forum dressed as a woman.” Her father for students, alumni, faculty and said: “The Lord made us this way. It’s staff members to talk about the issue a shame that we could lose the life of admitting transgender women. I because of who we are.” spoke at the event, and told everyone to open their hearts. Two days later, I spent an evening on the set of the Amazon series Kristina Gomez Reinwald, also “Transparent” on the Paramount lot. known as Kristina Grant Infiniti, was My son, who knows all about having a found dead the day before in Miami. transgender parent, is working on the She was a transgender Latina in show as a production assistant. her mid-40s. A Miami TV station reported that, since there were no K. C. Haggard was killed that day, in signs of forced entry in her home, Fresno, stabbed by someone passing she may have known her killer — in a car. a person whose heart, one might guess, had not been opened. On Aug. 8, I went to dinner at the Village Inn in Belgrade Lakes, ME. The I talked to Caitlyn Jenner by phone for inn is across the lake from our house. the first time on May 18. She struck My wife and I traveled there by boat. me as a kind soul, from a very different world than my own, but determined Amber Monroe, 20, a trans woman to do good. “We don’t want people of color, was killed in Detroit that dying over this issue,” she told me. day. Someone shot her as she was getting out of a car near Palmer Londyn Chanel, a 21-year-old black Park. trans woman, was found dead in

In the last three weeks, news reports have come out about the deaths of at least five more trans or gender-nonconforming people including Shade Schuler, in Dallas; Kandis Capri, in Phoenix; Ashton O’Hara, in Detroit; Elisha Walker, near Smithfield, N.C.; and Tamara Dominguez, in Kansas City, Mo. My mother told me that love would prevail, and for me it has, as it often does for people of privilege in this country, people who can find themselves insulated from injustice by dint of race or class or education or accident of birth. For many trans women, though, especially those of color, something other than love prevails: loss. Did their lives matter any less than mine?

Photo of Jennifer by Jim Blodoin

Jennifer Finney Boylan became a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times in 2013, and has written for the Times opinion pages since 2007 about education, parenthood, gender and more. She is the author of 13 books, including “Stuck in the Middle With You: Parenthood in Three Genders.” A professor of English at Colby College, she is the national co-chairwoman of Glaad and serves on the board of trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender and Reproduction.

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AYDIAN DOWLING By Steve Mitchell

Aydian Dowling is the first transgender man to have appeared on the cover of Men’s Health as the Reader’s Choice winner. He is also one of the most down-to-earth and inspiring people that I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. Aydian came out as a Lesbian, publicly at 16 in the mid-1990’s. At the time she* was a stereotypical teen-ager who struggled with depression and selfworth. She went to college for a short time but struggled with identity and showing up to class. At that time, she was dating a girl who knew someone who was transitioning. Aydian’s girlfriend asked her if she ever thought about being a man. At first, Aydian was offended. “Why would I want to be a man?” But the thought keep playing in her mind. She started questioning and Googling (but there wasn’t a lot out on the web at the time). Aydian eventually met the person who was transitioning and a whole new world opened up. She began exploring gender identity and discovered that this was the key to depression and self-worth. Aydian began transitioning nine years ago. At the time, he could only connect with people online and, specifically, through YouTube. He started his own YouTube channel and developed a following. People reached out for advice. People started telling him about a Men’s Health contest called the Ultimate Guy Contest. Aydian didn’t think it would go anywhere but entered anyway. It was a voting contest and he shared it on Facebook. That post was shared and re-shared many times, eventually propelling him to the #1 reader’s choice. Men’s Health picked 9 of the top 10 and the readers chose the 10th. Although there were some discussions


at Men’s Health about including Aydian in the top 10, they decided that he would be included. He then moved into the top 5. Ultimately, Men’s Health decided to put all 5 men on the cover. The Men’s Health cover lead to an appearance on “Ellen” and other media exposure which lead to even more followers on all of the social media platforms. His appearance on “Ellen” gave him global exposure and a platform for people in all walks of life. He began speaking full time and became an activist all over the world. Aydian started a clothing company, Point 5CC in 2012 and has since transitioned it into a non-profit organization, Point of Pride. Over the past 2 years he has given away $45,000 to transgender people in need. Aydian admits that in the past he was a self-harmer, depressed and suicidal. But he doesn’t dwell on those aspects of his life. He quickly moves to a message of acceptance and love. No matter who someone is, they are worthy of love. He refuses to live in a state of “victimness” regardless of who does and doesn’t accept and love him. The passion and conviction in his voice when he shares this is powerful and inspirational. Sadly, many in the Transgender community still face some issues within the LGBTQ community. There used to be a saying, “The T is silent in LGBT”. Aydian didn’t see a lot of females presenting as male but there were a lot of males presenting as female. Many transgender people start off as L, G, or B. He identifies as a transgender man but people still see him as a lesbian. Transgender people break stereo-typical norms every day. People point out that L,G, and B are orientations while Trans is about gender. But, at the core of LGBT, it isn’t about one’s sexuality, it is how you present yourself to the world – expressing yourself (and often being condemned for not conforming to norms). Aydian has more in common with LGB people than a cis-gender male. LGB is deeper than sexuality, it is your expression.

Aydian’s passion and purpose is to help as many people as he possibly can in this lifetime. His job isn’t done until he is dead. He spent many years feeling depressed and as an outcast. He realized it was HIS responsibility to love him. He wants people to know that they are worthy of love and being loved. He is planning on writing a book to help people to connect and accept themselves. When Aydian speaks at schools, colleges and universities, there are a number of themes he can talk about, including “Journey to Authenticity” and “What It Means to Be a Man” (breaking the boundaries of masculinity), to name a few. For a short time, being on the cover of Men’s Health messed with his mind because of other people’s expectations. He incorporates this experience into discussions of body issues. Ultimately, a key message is to find the strength to make the choices that will make YOU happy. And that is a message that goes beyond any one group of people. It is a message of hope and happiness for all.

While Aydian does not have any upcoming appearances in the Las Vegas area, you can get involved with the work he does by donating to his surgery fund to provide funding for gender-affirming procedures/ surgeries. Go to www.pointofpride.org for more information. When not working, Aydian loves to spend time with his wife and soulmate. They are also close to having a baby and by the time you read this, the baby will have arrived. He also love to play guitar, hike and walk and birdwatch. In closing, Aydian told me that someone asked him, “But are you really happy though?” Happiness comes and goes, like sadness. The key is to remain optimistic and see the positive in all things. That is something that can and should unite us all. *She is used in the pre-transition narrative for the purposes of Aydian’s presentation at the time and for telling this story. Generally speaking, it is not good form to refer to someone’s prior name or genderpresentation post transition.

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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

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

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 50 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine

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

Piranha Nightclub & 8 1/2 Ultralounge

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

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/ *Restaurant & Bar Opening Soon


Hawks Gym

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

Lion’s Den

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

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

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714 E. Sahara Ave. #101 Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 384-2899 goldenrainbow.org

Aid for Aids of Nevada (AFAN)

HRC Las Vegas

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

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Betty’s Outrageous Adventures BettysOUT.com Bettys@bettysout.com

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

Las Vegas Prime Timers Community Counseling Center of lasvegasprimetimers.com Southern Nevada 714 E. Sahara Ave. National Suicide Prevention Las Vegas, NV 89104 Lifeline (702) 369-8700 cccofsn.wix.com/ccc-new

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) suicidepreventionlifeline.org

CRUSH

Nevada Gay Rodeo Association (NGRA)

socrush.com

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 (866) 930-3336 lasvegaspride.org

Trevor Project Suicide Hotline for LGBT Youth 1-866-488-7386 thetrevorproject.org

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Welcome

Las Vegas TransPRIDE 2018 - November 13th - 19th Welcome!

Aloha!

Welcome to Las Vegas TransPride week, which will run from November 13, 2018 thru November 19, 2018. This is a week to help bring Awareness, Pride, Celebration, Empowerment, Remembrance and support to the Trans* expansive community and our allies. It is a week which we would love for our allies to come and be in community with us. It is week where we try to bring the Trans* expansive community together and stand in unity as we keep pushing forward in our fight for justice and equality. It is week that centers around the courageous lives that were lost in hate crimes, because they stood boldly in living their authentic lives.

Happy TransPride everyone! Las Vegas PRIDE is once again happy to be in partnership with Las Vegas TransPride.

As hectic as each of our lives are, we hope you will take some time out of your week and come join us throughout the week, as we strive to celebrate the diversity that exists in the Las Vegas community. Without you this event would not be possible. All of the events throughout the week are free to attend, making it affordable to the whole community. All you need to do, is come out and be in community with us. We invite you to use this experience to educate yourself about some of the Trans issues that we face on a daily basis. Together with your support we can make a difference. We hope to see you during our TransPride week. From the Las Vegas TransPride Committee, Allie Rose Goard, Bobbie Miller, Chelly Frances C, Christi Butterfield, David Ballou, Eiles M Geraghty, Gary Brewer, Jamie Lee Sprague-Ballou, Jazmynne Nu’Diamond, Michael P Babbitt, Rhae Butterfield

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. we would like to Congratulate Jamie and her team for planning an amazing 7 days of remembrance, fellowship, pride, empowerment, education and celebrations. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine was happy to help co-produce the Las Vegas TransPride “Guide to TransPride” program. This was truly a group effort. Thank you to Jamie, and the Las Vegas TransPride Committee for all that you do for our entire LGBT Community. A special thank you to the many sponsors for your commitment and generous support. Thank you to all the volunteers, without you none of this would be possible. Happy TransPride everyone- have fun, be safe and please be nice to one another. Peace, Love, Pride! Ernie “Pineapple” Yuen Executive Director Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc.


Interacting with

Transgender People Use the language a transgender person uses for themselves. No two transgender people are exactly the same, and different transgender people may use different words to describe themselves. You should follow the lead of each transgender person, as they will best know the language that is right for them. If you don’t know what pronouns to use, ask.  A simple way to see what pronouns someone uses—he, she, they, or something else—is to wait and see if it comes up naturally in conversation. If you’re still unsure, ask politely and respectfully, without making a big deal about it. Sharing your own pronouns is a great way to bring up the topic—for example, “Hi, I’m Rebecca and I use she/her/hers as my pronouns. How about you?” If you accidentally use the wrong pronouns, apologize and move on. Making a big deal out of a pronoun mistake may be awkward and often draws unwanted attention to the transgender person. Be careful and considerate about what other questions you ask.  There are many topics— medical transition, life pre-transition, sexual activity—that you may be curious about. That doesn’t mean it’s appropriate to ask a transgender person about them, or expect a transgender person to be comfortable sharing intimate details about themselves. There are two questions you can ask yourself that may help determine if a topic is appropriate to bring up: “Do I need to know this information to treat them respectfully?” Asking someone’s name and pronoun is almost always appropriate, as we use that information in talking to and about each other every day. Beyond that, though, you may be curious about questions that are not things you truly need to know. For example, a transgender coworker’s surgical history is rarely information that you need to know.

Someone’s transgender identity is their private information to share, or not. Just because someone has told you that they are transgender does not necessarily mean that they have told everyone in their life. A transgender person may not choose to tell others that they are transgender because it is unsafe to do so, because they’re worried they’ll be mistreated or fired, or simply because they don’t want to share that information with someone. It is not up to you to decide who should or shouldn’t know that a particular person is transgender. Similarly, transgender people should be the ones to decide how much information is being shared: a transgender person may be open about being trans, but only want to discuss medical issues with certain close friends. Simply because a transgender person has told you something about their experiences doesn’t mean they want everyone to know.

“Would I be comfortable if this question was turned around and asked of me?” Another good way to determine if a question is appropriate is to think about how it would feel if someone asked you something similar. For example, it would probably not feel appropriate for a coworker to ask you about your private areas of your body. Likewise, it’s probably not appropriate to ask similar questions about a transgender coworker’s body. Here are some specific topics that many transgender people are uncomfortable discussing with anyone but those closest to them:

• “You look like a real woman! I never would

• Their birth name (never call it their “real”

• “You would look less trans if you just got a

name!) or photographs from before they transitioned • What hormones they are (or aren’t) taking • What surgeries they have (or have not) had • Questions related to sexual relationships

Avoid compliments or advice based on stereotypes about transgender people, or about how men and women should look or act. People sometimes intend to be supportive but unintentionally hurt transgender people by focusing on their looks or whether they conform to gender stereotypes. Here are some examples of what to avoid, as they often feel like backhanded compliments: have known that you’re trans.”

wig/shaved better/wore more makeup/etc.”

• “No real man would wear clothing like that. You should change if you don’t want people to know you’re transgender.” • “I’d date him, even though he’s transgender.”


The History of the

TRANSGENDER FLAG

Do you know the story behind the transgender flag? Here are some fast facts about its history and creator, as well as some alternative trans flag designs. 1. The transgender flag was created by trans woman Monica Helmes in 1999 The trans pride flag was designed by Monica Helms, an openly transgender American woman, in August 1999. It was first shown at a Phoenix, Arizona LGBT pride celebration the following year. 2. Every aspect of the design is carefully chosen to reflect trans identities. Helms describes the meaning of the transgender flag as follows: “The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional color for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls. The stripe in the middle is white, for those who are intersex, transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender. The pattern is such that no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives.” 3. The very first flag now lives at the Smithsonia. In August 2014, Helms donated the original transgender flag to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, as part of a special LGBT collection.

4. There are several alternative transgender flag designs. A design for an alternative transgender flag, created by Ottawa designer Michelle Lindsay, consists of two stripes: the top in magenta representing female and the bottom in blue representing male, overlapped by a transgender symbol in white. It was first used in the Ottawa area for the 2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), and has since been flown for TDoR events in the Ottawa-Gatineau region as well as during the Peterborough Pride Parade. There’s also another design used primarily in Israel by the transgender and genderqueer community. Unlike the colors of the other designs, this flag is neon green and features the transgender symbol centered in black. 5. There is a flag design for genderqueer trans folks

Designed by genderqueer writer and advocate Marilyn Roxie, the genderqueer flag consists of a lavender stripe on the top, as it is a mixture of blue and pink – the traditional colors associated with men and women – in order to represent androgyny. The lavender also represents the queer identity, as it has long been a color associated with the LGBT community. In the center is a white stripe, meant to represent the gender or gender neutral identity. Finally, there is the dark chartreuse green, as the inverse of lavender, it is used to represent third gender identities and all those who identify off the traditional gender spectrum.


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UNDERSTANDING THE ROLES OF

Las Vegas PRIDE & Las Vegas TransPride By Brady McGill, Las Vegas PRIDE Secretary

The LGBT community is represented by the bright colors of the rainbow flag. Each color represents an important pillar of our community. Beyond the umbrella of the rainbow of colors, each community is represented by a flag – Leather, Lesbian, Bear, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and so on. These rough outlines do not exist to divide us – but rather to help us celebrate our differences! In the past, LGBT people hid who they were – now by celebrating who we are we have solidified our important place in society. With many LGBT issues of equality fading into the past, many young people do not understand the need for such displays of representation. We sat down with Ernie Yuen, Executive Director for Las Vegas PRIDE, and Jamie Lee Sprague-Ballou from TransPride Las Vegas to talk about our roles in keeping PRIDE alive in Las Vegas.

sees PRIDE organizations in 15 states, produces PRIDE 365 programs – offering year-round PRIDE events, and contributes actively to the local, national, and international PRIDE communities.

The roots of an organized PRIDE in the City can be traced back to 1982 – lead by the UNLV Gay Academic Union, The Metropolitan Community Church, and Nevadans for Human Rights. Las Vegas PRIDE (also legally known as Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc.) was founded in Las Vegas, June 4, 1992. Since then, Las Vegas PRIDE has fulfilled its sole mission – to produce the annual Las Vegas PRIDE Parade and Festival! Additionally, Las Vegas PRIDE is a member of CAPI – the Consolidated Association of PRIDE, Inc. (http:// www.capride.org/), a fellow Federal Non-Profit organization which over-

All of the behind the scenes operations really pale in comparison to the main event – the annual Las Vegas PRIDE Parade and Festival! Las Vegas PRIDE presents the biggest LGBT events in the State of Nevada! Ten days of festivities, parties, pools, community events, and parades. We do our very best to have something for everyone and to keep the idea alive that we are waving our flag in unison with the other flags in our community!

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Las Vegas PRIDE waves the rainbow flag, welcoming all to celebrate PRIDE for all LGBT communities! This rainbow flag often doubles as a rainbow umbrella – helping other LGBT groups to grow! The Board has partnered with several startup groups and organizations over the years, allowing others to pool resources and setup their non-profit operations. Groups of all types have gotten their feet wet with the help of Las Vegas PRIDE – Bi-Sexual groups, Leather, Las Vegas PRIDE Spinners Color Guard, and others. All groups are welcome to get involved and find out more about how they can get help starting up!

Trans Pride event is focused on Trans issues, causes, and expression. Their event exists to help bring the awareness, empowerment, remembrance, celebration and support to the Trans community.

One of those flags is held by Jamie Las Vegas TransPride started in 2013, at Las Vegas TransPride. Her mission it seems like long ago history that the during their week-long Las Vegas LGBT community had to hide who


they were – but for many members of of the other members of the LGB comthe Trans community, being out and munity to win their fights for equality! proud is still a struggle we are only just beginning to face. Always wanting to help other groups succeed, Las Vegas PRIDE has partThe fight for equality, representation, nered with the Las Vegas TransPride visibility, and in some places existence group. Starting in 2015, Las Veis still very much alive today. They gas PRIDE has committed to help need the strength, help, and support TransPride with logistic, sponsorship, marketing, and planning help to en-

hance and execute their events and activities. In additional partnership with Gender Justice Nevada, Las Vegas TransPride is setup for great success and Las Vegas PRIDE is committed to a strong partnership and fighting for equality for ALL of our rainbow colors and all of the flags of our community!

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Las Vegas TransPride FAQ Page What is the cost to attend Las Vegas TransPride? There is no cost to attend the majority of the TransPride Events. The only cost in volved with attending Las Vegas TransPride, is if you would like to purchase a T-shirt, which is $10.00 for the purple TransPride T-shirts and $5.00 for the white TransPrideT-shirts. Who is allowed to attend Las Vegas TransPride? Las Vegas TransPride is open to the whole spectrum of the Transgender, genderqueer and gender non-conforming community and our precious allies. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend and take part in as much or as little as you like. The freedom is yours to explore. We will not tolerate anyone intruding on someone else’s safe space or being intolerant to those who are gathered together. Anyone caught harassing or violating someone else’s rights will be asked to leave the premises. All ages are welcomed. What is Trans Youth Day? Trans Youth Day is a day in which Las Vegas TransPride will be celebrating our youth in the Trans* expansive community. Las Vegas TransPride will be picking up the tab for any youth who have pre-registered to attend an evening at Game Works! In order, to participate in this event, each youth must sign up at: http://lasvegastranspride.org/youth_day.html

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2- Badland Saloon

9- Hamburger Mary’s cabaret

16- The gay & Lesbian Center

10- Las Vegas Eagle

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11- Piranha Night Club

18- Entourage Spa

12- Quadz Video Bar

19- Hawks Gym

1415 E. Charleston Ave. 702-831-0621 953 E. Sahara Ave. 702-792-9262

3- Bastille on 3rd 1402 S. Third St. 702-385 9298

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

1487 E. Flamingo Rd. 702-440-6333

1700 E. Flamingo Blvd. 702-733-8787

1700 E. Flamingo Blvd. 702-733-8787 3430 E. Tropicana Ave. 702 458-8662

401 S. Maryland Pkwy. 702-733-9800 4640 Paradise Rd. 702-737-7780

4633 Paradise Rd. 702-379-9500 4640 Paradise Rd. 702-733-0383

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

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

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

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

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This original article was posted by MELISSA GOMEZ LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL August 1, 2016 Nestled beside the Metropolitan Community Church Brown waits.“I think they need to know just south of downtown Las Vegas, there’s a refuge there are people out there who care,” the for people who struggle to feel comfortable in their 60-year-old said. skin. Some days are busier than others. He’s Thick, dark curtains shield visitors from the met members of the military who were harsh desert sun, offering a cool spot to rest and transgender, and even a man who wants feel safe. At Transcending the Gender Box, there is to start a “coed” Boy Scouts group, which no judgment, no hatred, no shame. “There’s a lot will meet at the drop-in center. of people who don’t understand us or how we live,” said Marty Brown, a volunteer at the drop-in center Sprague-Ballou and her husband, Dave who transitioned to a man 42 years ago. “We get so Ballou, 58, plan to make the drop-in cenmuch crap out in the world. There’s got to be a safe ter more than just a pit stop for help. On haven where we’re respected and understood.” the first and third Tuesday night of every month, Dave Ballou hosts a support group Transcending the Gender Box offers the transgen- for friends and family of the transgender der community “a place they can go to where they community. They can vent any frustration, feel safe and just be themselves,” said Jamie Sprague-Ballou, 53, who created the center with her husband in May. Open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the center aims to help people who are transitioning or just trying to cope with their identity. Sprague-Ballou said spaces for transgender communities are badly needed in Nevada, where about 12,700 people identify as transgender, according to 2014 data from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention phone survey. Brown, who opens the drop-in center at 1140 Almond Tree Lane four days a week, regularly sees a handful of people walk through the door. Even if no one shows up,

confusion or feelings about a loved one’s transitioning process. It’s the only time that transgender people aren’t invited, he joked. The drop-in center plans on hosting job fairs and more group meetings to encourage the community to come together. Sprague-Ballou said she wants to help line up safe housing for homeless transgender adults, who are often kicked out of their homes because of their gender identity. When Sprague-Ballou came to Las Vegas in 1995, she said the community was small. Now that the transgender community is growing, she hopes to bridge the


gaps among the communities in the LGBT acronym.Trans Las Vegans say there’s a disconnect with the gay community, but Sprague-Ballou said she wants to have a united transgender community when it comes to fighting for rights. A GROWING COMMUNITY Recent studies are showing that the transgender population across the country is larger than previously estimated. The Williams Institute, a think tank at the UCLA School of Law, found that about 0.6 percent of adults in the United States — or about 1.4 million — identified as transgender, double the estimation of a 2011 study.

in New Jersey, she liked wearing skirts and watching ballet. She would hide in the woods behind her house, playing dress-up in clothes she bought at yard sales. When people asked why she was buying skirts and dresses, she would lie and say they were for her younger sister. Her parents — devout, conservative churchgoers— were furious. “We try so hard to conform to society,” Sprague-Ballou said. “I couldn’t stay as a male and live life. I had to do this in order to survive.” Sprague-Ballou was married to a woman and had three children, but she felt trapped in a man’s body. She divorced her wife. When she met Dave Ballou, she was convinced the body she was born in wasn’t hers. And Dave understood. In June 2003, she began taking hormones. She stopped having thoughts of suicide. The urge to cleanse her body stopped, and she felt happy.

Jody Herman, a public policy scholar at the institute, has studied the demographics for about a decade. Herman and other researchers are conducting the first national probability sample to find an accurate number of the transgender population across the The couple created Transcending the Gender country. Box because she doesn’t want the transgender community to feel alone or helpless, not She said the increase in numbers could be when there are people who care. the result of more social acceptance, a more tolerant younger generation or advance- Sprague-Ballou is now studying to become a ment in public policy. “People are just be- priest, bonding with a Christian community coming a lot more aware of the issues that that once exiled her. At Metropolitan Comtrans people are facing in the U.S.,” Her- munity Church — considered a haven for man said. “I think over time we may see the LGBTQ Christians and their allies — she’s size of the transgender population continue found a place to combine her faith and idento increase.” tity. “This is really for us, exclusive for us,” she said. “We don’t check genitals.” The transgender community in Clark County also has a home at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada in downtown Las Vegas. But Sprague-Ballou’s haven aims to offer a more personal experience. When she and her husband spoke with the church about donating the space, interim pastor Wanda Floyd was eager to help offer a place for the transgender community to come together. “A lot of people wouldn’t come out otherwise,” said Floyd, 52. “They have a place they can go to where they feel safe and just be themselves.” ‘WE DON’T CHECK GENITALS’ Sprague-Ballou battled her own hardships when she transitioned from a male body 13 years ago. She did it alone, and she hopes the new drop-in center prevents others from doing it the same way. As a child growing up

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PRIDE 101

FLAGS, COLORS & SYMBOLS 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? Las Vegas PRIDE’s Mission is “to educate the community by invoking, promoting, and celebrating lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender pride.” In pursuance of this mission, we would like to share with you the meaning of the colors displayed in some of the LGBT community flags as well as basic facts about some of our symbols.

INTERLOCKING MALE SYMBOLS

INTERLOCKING FEMALE SYMBOLS

INTERLOCKING MALE & FEMALE SYMBOLS

These symbols signify men attracted to men and women (left) and a women attracted to men and women (right). Two interlocking female gender symbols, the singular of which is borrowed from LAMBDA the astrological sign of Venus, began representing The 11th letter of the the lesbian community in Greek alphabet. The the 1970’s. lowercase letter has symbolized the LGBT community since 1970, INVERTED PINK TRIANGLE when the Gay Activist Alliance selected it The pink triangle was originally used to represent the gay to denote homosexual men as a Nazi TRANSGENDER SYMBOL rights movement. Some concentration camp badge. The AIDS believe the “l” stands for Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP) This symbol combines and modifies “liberation,” while others adopted the inverted pink triangle elements of the male and female argue it is taken from the to symbolize the “active fight back” symbol for “energy.” against HIV/AIDS “rather than a passive resignation to fate.” gender 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.

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

RAINBOW PRIDE FLAGS 7 STRIPED RED: Life ORANGE: Healing YELLOW: Sunlight GREEN: Nature TURQUOISE: Magic/Arts INDIGO/BLUE: Serenity VIOLET: Spirit

LEATHER

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

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

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

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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PANSEXUAL 6 STRIPED

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

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

BEAR BROTHERHOOD

LIPSTICK LESBIANS

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

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.

FURRY

LEATHER GIRL

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

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


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The Back Door (702) 831-0621 / TheBackdoor.vegas Open Friday & Saturday

Friday: Noches Norteñas Live Music / Drink Specials Saturday: Drag with Paloma Macary / GoGos

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 (8pm-11pm) Sunday: $2.50 Well & $2 Off Signature Cocktails (8pm11pm)

Charlie’s Las Vegas (702) 876-1844 / CharliesLasVegas.com

Open 2pm-5am / Gaming / Billiards / Darts Daily Special: 2-4-1 House Cocktails & Bottled Domestic Beers, $3 Domestic / $4 Imported Draft Pitchers (MonSat: 2pm-8pm) 2-For-1 Drinks (Tues/Thurs: 2pm-5am) Monday: Karaoke with Sheila Wright and DJ Mohawk (9pm), $4 Domestic/$5 Imported Draft Pitchers Tuesday: Join BGMO Las Vegas for Shirtless Tuesdays with D.j. Scott K (10pm), Beer/Liquor Busts till 2am, Best Chest Contest (1am) Wednesday: Wet Wednesdays - Hot Body Shower Contest. Guys in Men’s Underwear Drink FREE House Cocktails (10pm-2am), Show (12 am) Thursday: Charlie’s Angels Drag Show (11pm), 2-4-1 Drinks (11pm - 2am), Late Thursday Night: Cantina Night Show (1am) + Drink Specials (1am-5am) Friday: Hosted by La Cherry & DJ Luke Dice, Show (11:30pm) $20/$30 Liquor Busts, $5 Fireball Shots (9pm2am) Saturday: Studs of Charlie’s All-Male Show (11pm) DJ Mohawk, Beer Bust (9pm-2am) Sunday: Drink Specials All Day, Sexy GoGos All Night, Drag Show Hosted by Desree Herrera (10pm)

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 (10am-4pm) / 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)

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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)

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 (9pm1am)

Hamburger Mary’s Las Vegas (702) 733-8787 / HamburgerMarys.com/LasVegas/ Restaurant Open 11am - 11pm Club Mary’s Open 11pm - Close

Monday: Maryoke with Shiela (7pm-10pm), $7 Domestic Draft Beer Bust or $10 Well Liquor Bust (7pm-10pm) Tuesday: Maryoke with Shiela (7pm-10pm), $5 Tito’s Cocktails Wednesday: PRIDE Family Bingo (1st Wednesday of every month, Dining 5:30pm / Bingo 6:30pm), Bonkerz Comedy Club (3rd Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm) Thursday: $7 Domestic Draft Beer Bust or $10 Well Liquor Bust (7pm-10pm), $4 Absolute Cocktails Friday: Dining with the Divas Drag Show (8pm), Cocktails and Couture Drag Show (10pm) Saturday: Drag Yourself to Brunch (All You Can Eat Buffet and Bottomless Mimosa‘s) Show at Noon, Star’s & Stilettos Drag (8pm), Cocktail Drag Show (10pm)

Sunday: Gospel Brunch and Drag Show (All You Can Eat Buffet and Bottomless Mimosa‘s) Show at Noon, Dining with the Divas Drag Show (8pm)

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 (4-9pm, 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 / Hot GoGos Saturday: Theme Party Nights - 2 Rooms / 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 (9pm-Midnight) 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)

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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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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

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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.


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