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Walker Not Slowing Down


LGBT Community Directory


A Bullish New Year

Las Vegas PRIDE OUTside


Las Vegas Guide Map

HustlaBall 2020


109 New Year’s Las Vegas Style David Hernandez is Feeling PSO111 Las Vegas Golden Knights Right


Thank You, Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo Sponsors

120 Know Your Status, Get Tested!


Kristine W is Ready to Release Her Issues

130 Top 10 Holiday Gifts for your Pet


Cher at the Park Theater

148 The Trevor Project


Lady Gaga Live in Las Vegas

152 Vegas Strong Resiliency Center


Happy Chinese Lunar New Year

154 Part-Time Census Opportunities

PRIDE Naughty & Kinky Bingo


PRIDE Family Golden Knights Bingo


Werq it OUT in 2020

Getting to Know Mayor Pete Buttigieg





106 Animal Network Charity Bingo 110 PRIDE Family Toga Bingo 132 Pride of the Americas 2020 134 January Naughty & Kinky Bingo 135 February Naughty & Kinky Bingo


100 Make the Season Bright 104 Let’s Play Bingo

122 HustlaBall 2020


A Letter from the Editor


Holidays in Las Vegas

158 Drag Diva Brunch


Throw the Dice!


The Happy Place

159 Australia Bushfires Relief Show


Winter Underland


160 Celebrate Pride of the Americas


Accessing a Healthier Nevada

Las Vegas Bar & Nightclub Schedule


Figure Skating Champions


My Kinda Movies: 2019!


Maroon 5 New Year’s Eve Show

162 What You Should Know About New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

PUBLISHER Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. EDITOR Ernie Yuen LAYOUT & DESIGN Jake Naylor Chuck Spady (OCD Studios) ADVERTISING Ernie Yuen, Lyndon R. Marquez & Clair Koetitz PHOTOGRAPHY Barbara Maeker, Yev Z Photography, Photos by Sin, US Figure Skating, Darry Pelletier, Mike Ruiz, Karl Giant, Jorge Pereira, Trek del Moreno ON THE COVER Mayor Pete Buttigieg COVER PHOTO Courtesy of Chuck Kennedy for Pete for America CONTRIBUTORS Paul Cieslewicz, Jeff Dorta, Len Evans, Robert Hassilow, Nick Martinez, Darci Miller, Sarah Mitchell, Steve Mitchell, Dylan Reese, Brian Sterling, Hailey Robertson, Tom Tietjen // Models: David Novoa (ES Collections, Werq it OUT), Johnathan, Johnie Bravo, Albert Robles, Marco (Addicted, Winter Underland) 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 For information regarding Las Vegas PRIDE events, visit 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 Happy Holidays everyone! I can’t believe we are ending 2019 and wrapping up our 5th year of publishing Las Vegas PRIDE Magazines crazy how quick this year has gone, time sure flies. 2019 has been a great year for Las Vegas PRIDE, a change of venue to Downtown Las Vegas and new dates, moving one week earlier for a 3-day weekend. It was a very successful event, Amazing! Our PRIDE Family Bingo has grown a lot in 2019, we had Showgirl Bingo with our partner at Sam’s Town. We started a partnership with Hamburger Mary’s and created Las Vegas PRIDE Charity Bingo, where Las Vegas PRIDE partners with local 501c3’s hosting a Bingo event with all proceeds going directly to the host organization. We continue our Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo the first Wednesday of each month, dinner seating starts at 5:00pm, daubers up at 6:30pm. Everyone has a kinky-naughty side and we created a 21+ event for adults only, Naughty Kinky Bingo. This Bingo is hosted by Robert Ryan, join us on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm. All bingo events are hosted and held at Hamburger Mary’s. As an organization, Las Vegas PRIDE is non-partisan and does not promote or endorse any politician running for any office. In the next year’s Presidential election, the LGBT+ community has achieved a major milestone in that we have an openly gay Democratic Presidential candidate for the first time in American history. We wanted to introduce Pete Buttigieg to you, and have a candid question and answer article by staff writer Steve Mitchell is in this issue. For the holidays Las Vegas turns into a Winter Wonderland with many fun family friendly events to attend, from ice skating to holiday lights in your car while sipping hot chocolate there is something for everyone to see with family and friends. Please review the holiday line up for helpful information for your holiday planning Are you ready for the New Year? The Las Vegas strip is the place to be when we roll in 2020, check out the articles 8 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine

with helpful information and safety tips. Speaking for New Year’s, Chinese New Year is right around the corner, 2020 is the “Year of the Rat”, what year are you? It is always fun to read your Chinese horoscope. Paul’s movie review is a fun read, I love his point of view and his 2019 wrap up is on point for me. So many great movies for 2019, can’t wait for 2020. I also did a 2019 PRIDE review “Throw the Dice” a wrap up of our 2019 PRIDE Parade and Festival, plans for 2020 is already under way. We have lots of fun fashion for the upcoming season! Winter Underland covers a new line from Addicted that makes a great gift for the special guy in your life. And with New Year’s right around the corner, everyone’s traditional “I’m going to the gym in 2020” makes ES Collection’s new sports line a must so you can look good and feel good while working out. My friend Kristine W is rolling out a new album, I’m so excited and my buddy David Hernandez is entering the health and fitness business, Mike Ruiz launched his 2020 hunk calendar. Check out the articles inside. January can only mean one thing, HustlaBall 2020, Kamasutra, January 17-20, four days of debauchery with your favorite DJ’s and many Adult Entertainers, also included over the weekend is The XXX Party at the Entourage. As 2019 comes to an end, this has been an exciting year for Las Vegas PRIDE, new changes, great events, and we look forward to 2020. On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc, we would like to wish you Season’s Greeting, Happy Holidays and a very Happy 2020 New Year. I would like to send a very special Thank You and Happy Holidays to all of the volunteers at all of our events this year, and to my Board of Director’s, Thank You for a wonderful 2019 and for all that you do, I appreciate every single one of you. Please be safe, have fun, celebrate PRIDE, and please be nice to one another. In PRIDE! Ernie “Pineapple” Yuen Executive Director, Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. & Editor, Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine



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weekend could give us the funding to produce a great line-up the following year. Unfortunately, we have only been able to make enough money to cover our expenses; with little to keep as a start-up fund for the following year. October can be a good month to host Las Vegas PRIDE. However, another gamble is the weather. We know we have a very small window for beautiful festival weather; dodging 100+ temperatures and falling temperatures below 60’s at night. In 2017, Saturday evening was chilly. The temperature dropped and so did our numbers. We could not make it up the following Sunday.

THROW THE DICE! By Ernie Yuen / Photographs courtesy of Darry Pelletier

Las Vegas is a city of chance; there is always a gamble. For a long time, it didn’t matter what we did. The Las Vegas PRIDE Board took huge risks and gambles each year to host the annual Las Vegas PRIDE Parade and Festival. We moved the location from the Clark County Government Center to Sunset Park in 2016. We reintroduced PRIDE Pets and a kids/family area. These were huge requests from our community. In 2016 people loved that it was back in a park. In 2017 and 2018, attendance remained flat. This 2-day festival needed a reboot. We knew there was something that needed to change, we just couldn’t figure out what the change should be. A date change? A holiday weekend? A new location? Different programing? A lot of ideas were exchanged. The weekend we always wanted, was the same 3-day weekend that the County would host The Renaissance Fair at Sunset Park. Also, the goal was always to try and make Las Vegas PRIDE a destination PRIDE. We were looking to find a way to drive more out of 12 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine

town Pride travelers to Las Vegas. If we wanted that same weekend, we knew we needed a new partner other than the County. Our biggest struggle has always been competing against the one main

attraction that brings millions of guests to our amazing city: The Las Vegas Strip. Every weekend is “Gay in Las Vegas”, with artists like Lady Gaga, Cher, and other amazing headliners. How do you complete against that? Next is cost. We didn’t yet have the budget or sponsorship dollars to support a major headliner. Everyone also has a different opinion on who our headliners should be. It has been very challenging. One successful

At the time, we also realized we weren’t big enough for a 2-day festival. In 2018, Sunday was very flat. Disappointment from many of our vendors was felt, some never made enough money to cover their operating cost on Sunday. What were we going to do? Now we believe we found a good recipe. I met up with my buddy Bud Pico from the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center. We had hosted some oneoff events in the past there. I knew that with the rebirth and renovations being done in Downtown, it would attarct many new events. Especially with the success of iHeart and Life is Beautiful. We have hosted our Las Vegas PRIDE Parade Downtown and our numbers have always been strong. Bud and I did a tour of the possible new venue, talked numbers and dates; everything seem promising. I then, reached out to my buddy Jim McMichael from LVCVA. Asked for his opinion on the Columbus Day 3-day weekend and venue change. Could out-of-towners come to Vegas for PRIDE? Everything seemed positive. Here arose an opportunity to change location and have the weekend that we wanted.

Next a meet up with the PRIDE Board, to get their thoughts, opinions, and concerns. During the planning, we were told that there was going to be a route change for all Downtown parades. There were concerns of crowd control within the Freemont area by many of the Downtown Casinos, Freemont tenants, and Metropolitan Police Department. New parade routes were in the plans by the City. Main objective was to not have parades go through the Freemont Experience, which caused many road closures, detours, and traffic problems. A creative change was presented and approved; a new parade route for 2019! The new route would make a left on Bridger Ave and end the parade in front of the new Festival Grounds.

the negative. The rest is now history. We have some ideas for the future. But for the most part, the 2019 Las Vegas PRIDE Parade and Festival were a huge success. Thank you to the many sponsors and partners. Your generosity made this all possible. Las Vegas PRIDE Board: awesome job! To all our volunteers: we couldn’t have done this without you. Most of all: Thank you to the Las Vegas Community for all of your support.

Date change, new venue, new parade route: Las Vegas PRIDE threw the dice and took a huge gamble. “Do it big or don’t do it at all” became the motto of the Board this year. It seems Lady Luck was on our side. After many hours of meetings, thousands of emails, countless walk-throughs; the risk paid off. The positive overwhelmed Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 13

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Accessing a Healthier Nevada By Nick Martinez

The ADAP program allows us to assist consumers with their allowable medication costs so that they can be assured they won’t have a lapse in their medication. This program is just one of many services we provide in partnership with Nevada’s Ryan White Programs. AHN was built on the principal of shared responsibility where everyone contributes something and no one group is unduly burdened. The model informs our mission and continues to influence our actions as we evolve within the changing healthcare landscape. As healthcare continues to change, Access to Healthcare Network will change along with it, helping to ensure that Nevadans throughout the state have access to the care they need and deserve. Saving lives and giving Nevadans access to the healthcare they deserve has been our mission since 2007 and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Access to Healthcare Network (AHN) is a local non-profit dedicated to assisting individuals and their families in our community in accessing healthcare services and resources to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Access to Healthcare Network has a wide range of programs that can help all different aspects of the community. Our organization started in Northern Nevada in 2007 and has since then grown to become a statewide organization serving thousands of Nevadans.

Access to Healthcare Network has been fortunate to be one of the community partners in the state to receive funding to administer several Ryan White Programs. Our funding at Access to Healthcare Network allows us to identify eligible consumers living with HIV/AIDS as well as providing Medical, Dental, Vision, Insurance, & Medical Case Management assistance. Getting Nevadans to an undetectable state is an everyday fight, and one that we at AHN are never going to stop fighting for. Access to Healthcare Network is one of the organization in the state of Nevada that receives funding for ADAP (Aids Drug Assistance Program) funding.

If you need help to access healthcare don’t be afraid to reach out, we’ll be there with a helping hand. We have 2 locations in the state of Nevada. We are at 3085 E Flamingo Rd, Ste A, Las Vegas, NV 89121 and 4001 S Virginia St, Ste F, Reno, NV 89502 or call us at 844-609-4623. Visit our website at:

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In the next year’s Presidential election, the LGBT+ community has achieved a major milestone in that we have an openly gay Democratic Presidential candidate for the first time in American history. This is a significant breakthrough in terms of impact on our community, our nation, and the rights and recognition that so many have fought for over the decades. So, who is Pete Buttigieg?

He worried that coming out would be a career-ending move. His time in Afghanistan made him realize that you only live one life, and he wanted to live it with love in his life. No doubt, this is a realization that many in the LGBT+ community reach at some point in their life and can be just as anxiety-inducing as it was for Pete. Even in this day and age, over 50% of people who identify as LGBT+ are not out at work. This is just one reason Pete Buttigieg was born in 1982. He is why having an open and out gay a Harvard graduate, a Rhodes scholar, Presidential candidate is so important a combat veteran (Afghanistan), and for the community. a two-time mayor of South Bend, IN. Pete came out as gay in 2015 Pete has spent a good amount of prior to being re-elected as Mayor. time in Nevada, making 7 trips since In a September 2019 Presidential he announced his candidacy. On his debate, Pete detailed his concern visit to Sparks, the power went out about coming out at a time when and hundreds of people lit the stage Mike Pence, who is against same-sex with their phones, which inspired marriage, was Governor of Indiana. the team to create a digital ad called 30 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine

“Light The Way.” Chasten Buttigieg, Pete’s husband, was at the Las Vegas PRIDE parade in October. In addition to having 55 staff members in Nevada, two of his national staff members are based out of Las Vegas. It is important for you to use your voice in the upcoming election. Whatever else you might do, be sure to get out and vote. If you would like more information on Pete, you can check out his website at You can find a listing of all of the 2020 candidates at Las Vegas PRIDE had the opportunity to interview Pete for this article.

My campaign has a set of values we call “the rules of the road” that apply to myself as well as all of our staff, volunteers, and supporters. This helps us model the values I’ll bring to the office of the president before the first vote is ever cast. The very first value on the list is Respect because it’s essential in the moment we’re in that we show the right level of respect for the office, for each other, for the people that we’re seeking to serve, and for our competitors. That’s the case even if the president shows respect for nobody at all. Of course, we will have vigorous debates within our party, and must be determined in confronting and defeating the current president and his allies. We can do that without ever coming to resemble what we’re fighting against, if we always remember the importance of respect. Another critical value to our campaign is Belonging. We face a crisis of belonging in this country, and our current political environment is making it worse. We have an opportunity in this campaign to build out a sense of belonging by letting people know that they fit into our vision for the country regardless of what they look like, what they believe, or who they love. There’s a tremendous amount of responsibility that goes into public

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office, and you’ll see that reflected in an America after Donald Trump everything we do. will take a president who can call people to their higher values and On your campaign site it states, put forward solutions that unite the “America is at its best when we country behind common goals. That’s master change for the benefit of precisely what I will do as president. every American.” How will you connect with Americans who are in There are a lot of people in LGBT the center or who lean Right, and communities who fall in the what is your message to them that middle of the political spectrum – the coming changes will benefit leaning Right on some issues (such them? as 2nd Amendment rights, fiscal conservatism) and Left on others. Right now, there is an American How would you address their majority that believes that we need concerns to bring them fully into universal healthcare, common-sense your camp? gun reform, immigration reform, and higher wages in this country. What I’m No two Americans agree on absolutely promising are solutions that are big everything—and right now, many enough to meet each of the crises we conservatives feel politically homeless face as a country, and bold enough to because of the ways in which this unify Americans around the work of President has insulted not only liberal solving them. values but historically Republican values as well. I will not pretend to be Where I come from, a surprising more conservative than I am—but I number of people voted for believe in respect for all and in finding Donald Trump and Barack Obama solutions in good faith. Working across for President, and Mike Pence for the aisle has been crucial to my ability Governor and me for Mayor, proving to succeed as a Democratic mayor that there is more to Americans than serving in Indiana, and whenever it is partisan labels. Bringing together possible to do so in good faith, it will

be part of my approach in the White House as well. My focus will not be on shutting out all who disagree, but on delivering meaningful solutions to make everyday life better for all Americans, consistent with our shared values. As an openly gay Presidential candidate, you are a role model not only for LGBT+ youth but for all members of the LGBT+ community. What are the biggest challenges facing the LGBT population right now? And how will you address those issues? The movement for LGBTQ+ equality has made profound strides thanks to the trailblazers who came before me, but we still have so far to go. Growing up LGBTQ+ in America means looking at an Administration that has unacceptably deemed people who risk their lives for their country as unfit for service because they are transgender. LGBTQ+ kids see a government that is allowing clinicians to refuse to treat patients who are LGBTQ+. They see people who cannot afford the HIV treatment they need though we’ve

made incredible progress on treating the disease. They see transgender people, primarily Black transgender women, murdered at alarming rates. They see a country where they are still not entirely free or safe and one in which they still don’t feel like they fully belong.

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When I’m president, my LGBTQ+ policy will rest on a few foundational pillars: equality, health, youth and families, justice, community, and honor. I will press for and sign the Equality Act into law as soon as it hits my desk, making anti-discrimination the law of the land. I will deliver quality health care that is affordable,

accessible, and equitable for all Americans, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or race. My Administration will put us on a path to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic—which disproportionately affects gay men and transgender women of color—by 2030, and ban the dangerous practice known as “conversion therapy” once and for all. I will make sure that our nation uses more comprehensive strategies to end hate-based violence against LGBTQ+ people, especially Black transgender women; increases access to housing for LGBTQ+ Americans; and strengthens protections for LGBTQ+ immigrants and refugees.

The unwritten part of the job for President —the moral leadership we didn’t fully appreciate until it was gone —is about creating that sense of belonging where so many now feel only isolation. As President, I’ll focus on bringing down those walls between us so that we can see in our shared stories a new form of American solidarity. We can knit back together one country, where every one of us belongs. What message does Pete have specifically for Nevadans?

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To visit Nevada is to glimpse the future. Not only does Nevada embody the demographic direction of our country as a whole, it models the technological, social, and political developments that can be a great source of hope for us all on issues from labor rights to renewable energy. This past year, Nevada has led on bold ideas — from expanding clean energy to ending surprise hospital billing to ensuring state workers have the right to collectively bargain. The Battle Born State has come a long way in the last few years, but there’s more that

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can be done to improve the lives of Nevadans, and you deserve support from the White House on issues of concern in the state. When I’m President, I will deliver affordable, universal health care with Medicare for All Who Want It and offer Americans the choice to walk away from a private plan and into a public alternative. Instead of tax cuts for the wealthiest, we’ll lift wages, empower workers, and invest in affordable housing. We’ll bring Americans together around common-

sense gun reforms and dismantling systemic racism, so that your race is no predictor of your health or your wealth or your relationship with law enforcement. I will prioritize facing our climate catastrophe, while protecting Nevada’s public lands and wildlife for generations to come. And when I’m President, I will use the power of the presidency to tear down the walls that have excluded far too many, especially LGBTQ+ people so that the next chapter of America is one where everyone is empowered, where everyone belongs.


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Pastor Brian Saturday: 5pm Sunday: 8am, 9:30am, 11am, 7pm 3720 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 458-2241 //


Rev Jamie Hyams Friday: 7:30pm 2685 S. Rainbow Blvd Suite 108, Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 436-4900 //


Father Shannon Leach Sunday: 8am, 9:45am 10:30am 2004 Spring Gate Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89134 (702) 838-7444 //


Pastor Char Morgan Sunday: 10am 2685 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 288-8050 //


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(MCC) METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF LAS VEGAS Pastor Robert Fleming , Asst Pastor David Gillentine Sunday: 9am, 11am 1140 Almond Tree Ln, Suite 302, Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 369-4380 //


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The 2020 edition of Mike Ruiz’s Bullies & Biceps calendar is bigger and sexier than ever, ending 2019 on fire and taking us into the New Year wanting more! Besides some of New York Bully Crew’s most lovable pups, the collection of gorgeous, male fitness models includes passionate animal advocates and bully owners themselves. As always, Mike’s vision is captivating and provocative, but his message is timeless… To end the discrimination and misunderstanding of the beloved Pit Bull type dog! Photographer Mike Ruiz’s 2020 calendar, Bullies & Biceps, is seventeen months of perfection (from December 2019 until April 2021) that will put a smile on your face every day of the new year. It makes a wonderful holiday, birthday or Valentine’s Day gift for the special animal lover in your life! Mike Ruiz is a celebrity photographer whose clients include Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Billy Porter, Ruby Rose, Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas and countless others. In addition to his work in Hollywood, Ruiz is known for shooting top male fitness models. “I admire men who have sculpted their bodies into works of art,” he says. “It takes incredible skill and knowledge to form human tissue to near perfection. Photographing their work is quite gratifying to me.”

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The men featured in Bullies & Biceps are some of the biggest male fitness models working today. Collectively, they have hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. They are all so passionate about animal rescue, they provided their own transportation to the New Jersey shoot in order to be a part of this iconic project. Wyatt Engemen, the model who appears with pup, Uriel, on the calendar’s cover, drove 1400 miles to participate. “I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to help these very misunderstood dogs,” he says. Mike Ruiz, too, is an animal rescuer. In fact, it was his beloved Oliver, a black Pit Bull that overcame adversity, opened people’s hearts and minds to Pit Bull type dogs, and made them see these beautiful souls in a different light, that inspired him to create

Bullies & Biceps. The dogs that appear in the calendar were chosen at random and represent only a fraction of those in need. “This is a very sad time to be in rescue,” explains Carla Mohan of the New York Bully Crew. “People are giving up their dogs without remorse. Pit bull type dogs are especially vulnerable because most rescues shy away from saving them due to lack of experience, knowledge and the negative media coverage the beautiful creatures have received.” Founded by Craig Fields in 2010, New York Bully Crew specializes in the rescue, rehabbing and rehoming of pit bull type dogs. They partner with city shelters around the country to help local animals and have also begun outreach in Puerto Rico, Honduras, Venezuela, Peru and South Korea. “Pit Bull type dogs are the most loyal and loving dogs,” Carla continues. “They are soulful creatures that can be the silliest best friend ever. I have had many different breeds of dogs in my life, but none compare to bullies.” She hopes the calendar will open people’s eyes and hearts and change misconceptions about this goofy and jolly breed. Every dollar made from the sale of the Bullies & Biceps 2020 calendar will go directly to New York Bully Crew for various services benefitting the health and welfare of the dogs. “The calendar makes the perfect holiday gift and also brings awareness to these special animals,” says Mike Ruiz. “Every pit bull deserves a forever home.” Mike Ruiz’s 2020 calendar, Bullies & Biceps, is available for $26.99 at bullies-biceps-2020-calendar/.

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17- Get Booked

12- Quadz Video Bar

18- Entourage Spa

13- Spotlight Lounge

19- Hawks Gym

4640 Paradise Rd. 702-737-7780

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

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

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11- Piranha Night Club

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10- Las Vegas Eagle

16- The gay & Lesbian Center




1700 E. Flamingo Blvd. 702-733-8787

1487 E. Flamingo Rd. 702-440-6333



7- Flex Cocktail Lounge

975 E. Sahara Ave. 702-431-9775

4633 Paradise Rd. 702-379-9500

8- The Garage




6- 8½ Ultra Lounge

4640 Paradise Rd. 702-733-0383

4371 W. Charleston Blvd. 702-431-9775



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4633 Paradise Rd. 702-379-9500

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4213 W Sahara Ave. 702-826-2422



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





2- las vegas lounge

1700 E. Flamingo Blvd. 702-733-8787

900 Karen Ave Suite C101 702-737-9350


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THE ICE RINK AT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS The temperature might be well above freezing in Las Vegas but there’s still a 100 percent chance of snow at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Ice Rink this winter.


The resort transforms its Boulevard Pool area into a winter wonderland for the holiday season, complete with an ice rink and gently falling snow throughout the evenings. You can glide around the rink to the sounds of Christmas music while enjoying the views of the Strip from the rooftop location.


The holiday season in Las Vegas is always over the top. With decorations and celebrations on a huge scale and with all the bling that anyone could ever imagine. Having a reputation as a city that loves twinkly bright lights on a grand scale, the holidays are no exception.

parties, and attractions filled with never seen before décor. The season ends with fireworks-lots of fireworks. There are also plenty of local attractions that are fun for the entire family.

There is always something to see and do during the holidays here in Las Vegas, the city of December in Las Vegas brings a little chill to seemingly endless entertainment and lights, lots the air. The city is busy with many festivals, of holiday lights!

GLITTERING LIGHTS AT THE LAS VEGAS SPEEDWAY It’s time to grab family and friends, and jingle that sleigh to Las Vegas Motor Speedway – only 10 minutes from the Spaghetti Bowl – for the holiday drive-through spectacular, Glittering Lights. The dazzling array of festive lights and sounds feature more than 3 million lights that intertwine through the speedway. Glittering Lights has entertained more than 2.2 million people the past 15 years. Completely LED, the 2.5 course of Glittering Lights is environmentally sound with colors that shine more vibrant than before. 66 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine

ETHEL M CHOCOLATES CACTUS GARDEN Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden will be decorated with over over 600,000 holiday lights across 300 species of plants. Spanning more than three acres, the seasonal attraction is a free holiday tradition for Southern Nevada. In addition to twinkling lights, the holiday hot spot will offer choirs on Friday and Saturday and photos with Santa from Friday to Sunday. The attraction will be open 5 to 10pm at Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Garden, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson. On the weekend evenings, Santa visits and local choirs perform. This year, a new skating rink was added which is open daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm. There are fresh gourmet collections, seasonal favorites, stocking stuffers and gift baskets available including The Festive Collection, which includes Peppermint Bark, Milk Chocolate Creamy Caramels, Almond Butter Krisps and Pecan Caramel Raptures, the latter two are Kosher.

THE MAGICAL FOREST AT OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE Experience the Magic! Celebrate the holidays with a cherished southern Nevada tradition – the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village! The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, great food and endless holiday cheer. You’ll enjoy all this glimmering splendor and much, much more. A forest filled with hundreds of dazzling trees, Forest Express passenger train, Cheyenne’s enchanted carousel, Boris the Elf’s Experience. Added this year is The Blizzard, an all-new mini coaster. Also fun, visit Ron’s mini golf, photos with Santa and nightly entertainment and enjoy lots of free parking. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 67


HOLIDAY AT THE PARK The holidays are here at The Park with its ornament filled archways, frosted crystal blooms, branches lit with icicle lights, and an 80-foot-tall holiday tree. Everyone is welcome at this festive winter wonderland. Lace up your skates and show us your best moves at the ice rink. Join the fun at the Toshiba Plaza outside the T-Mobile arena.

Featuring trees and golden snowflakes, there’s much a-twinkling at the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens. Not to be outdone by the twinkle-ness of the golden snowflakes are the gardens bright flowers consisting of poinsettia’s and other seasonal blooms. The Palazzo’s display is definitely worth a visit and is open 24/7 continuing through the first week of January. Be sure to get a photo of you and yours in front of the waterfall, though there may be a wait as it seems to be a prime spot for Las Vegas selfies.

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE “America’s Party Downtown” will boast 12 bands on three stages, the debut of a new Viva Vision light show from one of the most popular bands in the world, onstage pyrotechnics, an EDM stage and more. New Year’s Eve promises to be the biggest blow-out in all of Las Vegas. Fremont Street Experience has a ton of surprises in store for New Year’s Eve, so don’t miss out!

THE BELLAGIO CONSERVATORY HOLIDAY DISPLAY Each season, the enormously talented horticulturalists and designers who make up the Bellagio Conservatory team transform this 14,000-square-foot floral playground into a showcase of the distinctive sights and colors of spring, summer, fall and winter— each year the theme changes. The Christmas tree is always a show-stopper, and the yearly variations in the displays offer something new each season. Christmas explodes with holiday cheer and makes a wonderful place for pictures. Nothing is spared during the holidays. 34,000 Flowers adorn the display including varieties of Poinsettias, Azalea’s, Cyclamen, and Ottowa Mums. Also included are Silver Tip Trees from Mt. Lassen, California. It’s worth fighting the crowds, for aa glimpse of this “must see” display during the holidays. 68 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine

On New Year’s Eve, they are taking the celebration to a new level. In addition to the non-stop live entertainment on three stages, the premiere of a new Viva Vision light show featuring an A-list band, exciting roaming, Broadway-quality entertainment all night long, cool entertainment zones with interactive activities and surprises.


Start off right and usher in the New Year with the Mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman’s Party with 25,000 of your new best friends at Fremont Street Experience on New Year’s Eve.

It’s safe to say that New Year’s Eve is the busiest time of the year in Las Vegas -- at least when it comes to partying. There’s a lot going on and you need to plan in advance. Las Vegas Blvd will be shut down to traffic from Russell to Sahara -- which means the Strip will be overloaded with pedestrians watching the fireworks shoot from the rooftops of seven casinos.

Get tickets now and cross a major item off your bucket list as you ring in 2018 in downtown Sin City, the original Las Vegas.

If you plan to drive (and you probably shouldn’t), you’ll have to take the side streets and arrive early to score a parking space at one of the casinos. Uber and Lyft are good alternatives although the flexible pricing rates may be through the roof. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 69

IF YOU WANT A SINGING CAREER, STAY AWAY FROM SECONDHAND SMOKE. Ellie’s severe asthma attacks were triggered by secondhand smoke at work. She and her partner have to live with its effects forever. If you or someone you know wants free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW. #CDCTips

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Have you ever wanted to enter a place that felt like a dream where only happiness exists? Have you ever wanted to surround yourself with hundreds of yellow rubber duckies while sitting in a yellow bathtub? Have you ever wanted to be in a room that has thousands of confetti pieces flying around you? A room filled with beautiful, yellow flowers? Or how about jumping into a ginormous pot of gold balls underneath a massive rainbow? Now you can! Happy Place is an interactive, family oriented, immersive, and fun-filled pop-up exhibit that offers endless smiles and mind blowing experiences. Guests interact by seeing, smelling, tasting, and feeling their way through over twelve individually designed rooms which celebrate the things in the world that make people happy. Some highlights of these amazing rooms include: dancing in the middle of the world’s largest indoor Confetti Dome, jumping off of a larger than life rainbow into a pot of happiness, and posing inside Happy Place’s signature rubber ducky bathtub of fun! Jared Paul and Faculty Productions originally opened Happy Place on November 20, 2017 in downtown Los Angeles. This run was an immediate sell out for them, something that could not just end there. With the success of this first run, they knew that they 74 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine

events happening recently, he believes that our world as a whole can use more happiness. To make this dream come true, they set out on a journey to create a special place filled with smiles and laughter for all. Happy Place is for everybody! If you are old enough to smile and be happy, then this is the place for you! On top of welcoming all, they strive to be active with community outreach in many ways. They have hosted thousands of underserved schools and families at no cost at Happy Place and have raised

had to keep this going and continue to spread the happiness. Since then, Happy Place has opened a second Los Angeles location, as well as premiere locations in Chicago, Toronto, Boston, and now concurrently in King of Prussia - Philadelphia and Las Vegas. The Las Vegas location can be found inside of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino at the southern end of The Strip. Guests can expect to be transported to a place that embraces and promotes imagination. Things that most people would only ever dream of can come into existence at the Happy Place.

well over $100,000 for their local partner charities via their lemonade stand. They are just beginning to deepen their partnership with the LGBTQ+ community. This month they hosted their first-ever PRIDE Night in the Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay location. This event featured our very own PRIDE royalty, Mr. & Miss Las Vegas PRIDE! There were many members of the local LGBTQ community in attendance at this event. Happy Place is absolutely thrilled to be aligned with an incredible organization that

serves the Las Vegas community by helping to foster LGBTQ awareness. Happy Place is where everyone is welcome. They were created with the sole intention of bringing happiness to all that enter. Happy Place is an experience free of judgements and they only ask for respect for all. In a world that sees so much heartache, trauma, and disaster, how could you not want to experience happiness like this? To be able to have a place where you can go to escape whatever darkness may be in your life at the moment is truly a wonderful thing! Make sure to check out Happy Place, and jump into the wonderful world of imagination!

Each room offers a more unique and tactile experience than the one before. Guests are not only able to literally picture themselves in each creative scenario, they will quickly notice that all five senses are engaged for total connectivity to the present moment…and their Happy Place! Guests are also highly encouraged to photograph their happy experiences here and share them to their social media platforms. Jared Paul has said he wants to live and raise his children in a world surrounded by what makes us happy. With the amount of unfortunate Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 75



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

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

Charlie’s Las Vegas (702) 876-1844 /

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)

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Fun Hog Ranch (702) 791-7001 /

Open 24 Hours / Gaming Daily Special: $2 Well & Domestic Beer (8am-Noon) / 2-4-1 Happy Hour (Monday-Friday 3pm-7pm) Monday: $4 Jager Shots, $3 Smirnoff Flavored Drinks (8pm-Midnight) / $1.50 Long Island Teas (9pm-2am) Tuesday: $5 Fun Hog Brew, $7 Bud Lite/Miller Lite or $10 Well Liquor Bust (9pm-2am) Thursday: $5 Fun Hog Brew, $7 Bud Lite/Miller Lite or $10 Well Liquor Bust (9pm-2am) Saturday: $5 Fun Hog Brew, $7 Bud Lite/Miller Lite Beer Bust (Noon-4pm) Sunday: $2 Well or $4 ABSOLUT Bloody Marys (8am4pm) / $5 Fun Hog Brew, $7 Bud Lite/Miller Lite Beer Bust (6pm-9pm)

The Garage (702) 440-6333 /

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 / Restaurant Open 11am - 11pm Club Mary’s Open 11pm - Close

Monday: Cabaret Showcase (7pm) / Marys Got Talent (8pm) Hosted by Andrew Ryan and JC / Bust’d Monday’s with DJ Annesia, $10 Beer Bust, $15 Liquor Bust (10pmMidnight) Tuesday: Karoke with Shiela / 2-4-1 Well & Domestic (7pm-11pm) Wednesday: PRIDE Family Bingo (1st Wednesday of every month, Dining 5:30pm, Bingo 6:30pm) / Bonkerz Comedy Club (2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm) / Paint, Drink & Drag (3rd Wednesday of every month, 7pm) / Noche Latina hosted by Margot (10pm) Thursday: PRIDE Family Charity Bingo (Dining 5:30pm, Bingo 6:30pm) / Thurst! hosted by Carnie Asada (9pm), $5 Drink Specials Friday: Stars-N-Stilettos starring Kenneth Blake (8pm) Saturday: Showgirl Brunch hosted by Andrew Ryan and Coco Vega (Noon), Stars-N-Stilettos starring Kenneth Blake (8pm) Sunday: Gospel Brunch starring Coco Vega (Noon) / Playgurlz (8pm)

Friday: Fresh Friday – New Music Videos with DJ Ricoché All Night! Saturday: Soundwave Saturday - New and Classic Music Videos with DJ Ricoché All Night Sunday: Social Sunday - Ask Your Bartender How to Get a Free Drink by Posting to Our Social Media

Spotlight Lounge (702) 431-9775 /

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)

Las Vegas Lounge (702) 737-9350 / Open 24 Hours / Gaming Daily Special: Happy Hour (8am-9pm)

Piranha & 8 1/2 Ultra Lounge (702) 379-9500 /

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 /

Open 24 Hours / Gaming / Billiards / Darts Daily Special: Happy Hour (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: 2-4-1 Happy Hour (12pm-8pm) Thursday: Poker Night – No Buy‐in (6pm-10pm) / Liquor & Beer Bust (8pm–11pm) / EDM and Dance Music with DJ Ricoché (11pm-4am) / Free Pool All Night

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2019! By Paul Cieslewicz

This may be showing my age, but you could look at the movies of 2019 as a game of Pac-Man. Pac-Man himself is Disney eating up the board. Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde (the ghosts) are the other movie studios, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony and Paramount, in pursuit. Each of the dots Pac-Man eats is another movie taken out by the “House of Mouse”. The four giant power pellets in the corners, the ones that send the ghosts scurrying, represent Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Marvel (Captain Marvel & Avengers: Endgame), Frozen II and The Lion King. These give Pac-Man (Disney) the power to gobble up the ghosts. This is not to say that Disney, with its dominant hold on the 2019 box office crown, is infallible. While Aladdin pleasantly surprised and proved to everyone that Will Smith could successfully play the Genie without copying the late great Robin Williams, the Tim Burton helmed (I still haven’t forgiven him for Dark Shadows) liveaction adaptation of Dumbo was an emotionless mess. “Baby Mine”, the song that always reduces me to tears watching the original animated classic, barely earned a sniffle during the “updated” film version. Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, while not being a bad movie per se, was met with a massive “meh” from 80 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine

the movie going crowd. Did we really need a follow-up to Maleficent, no matter how much we love Michelle Pfeiffer? Even Avengers: Endgame, while taking the title of #1 movie of all-time from James Cameron’s Avatar (can anyone name one character from this movie? Anyone??), had a head scratching, plot hole creating, time traveling ending involving Captain America that made absolutely no sense. 2019 started off well enough. The tradition of starting the year with a horror movie, Escape Room, while not being very terrifying, was surprisingly fun to watch. It was followed immediately by The Upside, a movie that had been shelved for almost 2 years because of Harvey Weinstein’s shenanigans. We discovered that combining Bryan Cranston’s amazing talent with Kevin Hart’s ummm… ability to speak (I tried!) actually didn’t suck. But then the movie blahs began to set in. After Split signaled a comeback for M. Night Shyamalan in 2018, Glass was merely average, and made us remember that this was the guy who gave us The Last Airbender (shudder!). Serenity proved that the star power of both Matthew McConaughey and

Anne Hathaway couldn’t save a bad movie, though it did remind me to watch again the far superior sci-fi film, Serenity, from 2005 (Browncoats unite!). Cold Pursuit showed us that Liam Neeson’s “very particular set of skills” have worn out their welcome after 10 years of carbon copy action films. Alita: Battle Angel, James Cameron’s passion project (he didn’t have a very good year between this and the failure of Terminator: Dark Fate), proved that using the oversized eye effects from Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video on the heroine of a feature length film was just kinda creepy. And the remake of Pet Semetary left me wondering what all the hype was about. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Long live the original 1989 version!

of sunny goodness. An honorable mention must to be made to Fighting with My Family, detailing the story of WWE superstar, Paige. I didn’t find out how good this movie from February was until I watched the home video release in May. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum got the badass recognition it deserved. Pokémon Detective Pikachu received credit for Ryan Reynolds getting me to watch it, even though I had no clue about much of anything happening onscreen. Spider-Man: Far From Home cemented Tom Holland as my favorite Spider-Man (GyllenHolland anyone?). Rocketman made me look at Elton John in a whole new way. Good Boys made me laugh… a lot! Godzilla: King of the Monsters became my guilty pleasure of the summer, no matter how bloated it became and setup the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong. It fulfilled my quotient for making stuff go boom in a big way, and I liked it.

To quote my favorite Norwegian group, a-ha, “Summer Moved On”, and the fall movies did not disappoint. I have to ask, though, is it wrong of me to mention how much I enjoyed Downton Abbey and Judy in the same sentence as mentioning how much I liked It Chapter Two and Joker? Just curious! I couldn’t wrap up the movies of 2019 without mentioning my man crush of the year, Adam Brody, in two of my favorite movies of the year, Shazam! (the original Captain Marvel if you want to do some research) and Ready or Not. The former member of the show, The O.C., while not being the star of either movie, made memorable appearances in both films. Shazam! was the most fun I had watching a comic book movie this year, and it proved that DC could shed the dark & gritty reputation of its earlier films. It also proved that Adam Brody could look damn good in a superhero

costume. He also contributed greatly to the fun of Ready or Not, a horror comedy that had me laughing just as much as it had me jumping in my seat. It also has one of the best last lines in a movie in a long time, but I won’t spoil it for you. Go see the movie! There are still plenty of movies left to see in 2019 that I haven’t seen yet (I’m writing this in early November). I’m looking forward to seeing Doctor Sleep, Ford v Ferrari, Frozen II, Knives Out, Jumanji: The Next Level and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. I’ll admit I’m a bit wary of Charlie’s Angels and Cats. On Christmas Day I have a tradition of going to a movie, and this year 1917 will be that movie, seen on the biggest screen possible. And is it too early to say I’m greatly anticipating Wonder Woman 1984 in 2020? Now get your keister off the couch, and go see a movie the way they were meant to be seen, on the big screen!

It wouldn’t be until the arrival of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World in late February that I would have a truly moving experience in the theater again. And by “moving” I mean I was openly weeping in the theater. I’ll admit it! Now will the Academy please award Toothless with a long deserved Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film in 2020? PLEASE?! When the summer 2019 movie season arrived, it produced its share Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 81



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Make the Season Bright Mystic Falls Park® Winter Wonderland Returns with Laser Light Show

Boyd Gaming’s Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, a proud sponsor of Las Vegas PRIDE, will light up its celebrated winter display at Mystic Falls Park® on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at its annual tree lighting ceremony hosted by Boyd Gaming Executive Chairman Bill Boyd. As part of Sam’s Town’s holiday tradition for more than 20 years, the holiday attraction features a Winter Wonderland theme and holiday-inspired laser light show, 100 | Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine

available for visitors to enjoy through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2020. The festive, holiday-themed attraction at Mystic Falls Park® is a timehonored tradition goes back to 1994, with decorations beginning in Sam’s Town’s porte-cochere and decorative snowflakes leading guests through the property to Mystic Falls Park®. Garland streams, wreath-adorned lampposts and snow-covered trees fill the atrium, and the decor offers

guests a glimpse inside Santa’s workshop, from elves making toys to loading up Santa’s sleigh with goodies for children. A nine-minute laser light show is the centerpiece of the display, featuring a variety of classic holiday songs, including “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Let It Snow,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Frosty the Snowman.” Performances run every hour,

between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Adding to the wintery environment, Mystic Falls Park® will make it snow in the Las Vegas desert every night through the new year. Santa will also join in the festivities by visiting Mystic Falls Park® gazebo beginning Dec. 6 through Dec. 22 on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. –

8:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8:30 p.m. Sam’s Town is also bringing back its annual tradition of hosting a cell phone drive for Cell Phones for Soldiers. Guests are encouraged to bring cell phones and chargers to the B Connected desk or hotel front desk through Wednesday, Nov. 30. Each donated device provides a service member with nearly two and a half hours of free talk time. Guests who

donate cell phones will receive one free dining coupon to Firelight Buffet with the purchase of another buffet. In addition to checking out the Mystic Falls Park® holiday attraction, all families can enjoy a variety of premier amenities at Sam’s Town, including a stay at the property’s newly remodeled hotel suites;

56-lane bowling center; cutting-edge movie theater; delectable dining experiences at The Angry Butcher Steakhouse; holiday parties hosted at Sam’s Town’s lush meeting spaces; and top live entertainment at Sam’s Town Live!, such as Serpentine Fire, performing on New Year’s Eve. For more information on holiday happenings at Sam’s Town, visit Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 101




From the day I joined the Las Vegas PRIDE board, Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo has always been a part of Las Vegas PRIDE. It started off super simple, 20 to 30 people at a dive bar called Sasha’s, at the first bingo we raised $66.00, you would think it was $6600.00.

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Everyone knows that here in Las Vegas locals are habitual, once a date, day and time is set, changing anything is self-sabotage to the event host. Closing of the Hamburger Mary’s on Paradise, put Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo on hold. Attempts to host Bingo at The Center (old location in Commercial Center) were not successful. There was also another hurdle Las Vegas PRIDE needed to jump over. The Las Vegas Gaming Board had started monitoring “Bingo Events”. Proper paperwork was filed, 501c3 information shared and host location was confirmed. Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo moved to the strip. MGM, a very proud supporter always wanting to be involved, volunteered to host our monthly PRIDE Family Bingo, the traditional “Second Tuesday” was challenging for our new venue CircusCircus, a new day was set, “First Wednesday of the month”. Keeping the “Drag” component was easy and a large 300 seat convention space was ready. Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo hosted at Circus Circus lasted for 26 months, it was a great space, with great food, and easy access parking.

We were in the red $75,000.00 from the year before. Las Vegas PRIDE was in trouble, the new board of 21 decided we needed to fix the problem and rebuild. Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo was born. The original name was “Drag me to Bingo with Las Vegas PRIDE” and it was hosted by drag queens at Hamburger Mary’s on Paradise. PRIDE Bingo was a cute event and it opened many doors to start partnerships with many of the current partners/sponsors that we have now. At the beginning each board member was required to bring in 2 bingo prizes, and part of the revenue from past events was used to purchase the cover all prize ($75.00 to $100.00 budget). Each month Bingo grew, so did the demand for better prizes and better Bingo games. The one thing that never changed, is true bingo players love to play bingo, and they love to win. However, things can get heated when rules were challenged. Bingo is a game of chance and we

of Fortune Bingo were invented, it changed things and people started coming back. Making the 2-hour event exciting and making people want to return next month seemed to be working.

needed to figure out procedures to make everything fair, leaving zero blame on any board member or Bingo host. Procedures of prize choices, raffle tickets were put in place, and today we use the same procedures.

PRIDE Family Bingo became repetitious; players started dropping out. Reinventing Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo was challenging, we needed to make things new and different. Let’s Make a Deal and Wheel

During the run Las Vegas PRIDE renewed its 501c3 status and because of space limitations at The Center, Alexis Park became the new home for Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo. Like MGM, Alexis Park wanted to be involved with Las Vegas PRIDE and had convention space to share with us to host Bingo. There was immediate success, due to the central location and lots of parking. 2015 to early 2019 was the run of PRIDE Family Bingo at Alexis Park. Hamburger Mary’s reopened in Las Vegas on East Flamingo and Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo returned back to its iconic home where it all began 17 years ago. We have just completed our first year and are ready to start 2020

are starting our 2nd Season scheduled the 4th Wednesday of every month, dinner seating starts at 5:00pm and Daubers up at 7:00pm. Las Vegas PRIDE Charity Bingo is a partnership with Hamburger Mary’s. Hosted most Thursdays, local 501c3 charities host and invite their partners, sponsors, supports to come and play bingo, they provide all their own prizes and all revenue goes directly back to each charity. Dinner seating starts at 5:00pm, Daubers up at 6:30pm None of these events would be possible without the support of partners and sponsors that help supply prizes for all of our Bingos. Because we are a 501c3 we are not allowed to give out cash prizes, 80% of the prizes are donated and the rest are purchased locally and online. All of our Bingo events are hosted at Hamburger Mary’s on East Flamingo. If you’re interested in become a sponsor of Las Vegas PRIDE Bingo, or want to volunteer, please email Executive Director Ernie Yuen at ed@

Today, Southern Nevada Association of Las Vegas PRIDE hosts 3 Bingos, 17th Season Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo, our traditional Family Friendly Bingo schedule the 1st Wednesday of each month with dinner seating starts at 5:00pm and Daubers Up at 6:30. New to our line up and overdue, is our Hope to see you soon! Let’s Play Bingo Las Vegas PRIDE Naughty Kinky Bingo, It’s twisted and fun, a 21+ event, we

What was next? A new location, new challenges. An error in tax filing caused Las Vegas PRIDE to temporarily lose its 501c3 status. The Center agreed to host Las Vegas PRIDE as their fiscal agent as the Executive Board worked hard to regain its 501c3 status. Both boards agreed Las Vegas PRIDE needed to stay engaged with the community and continue hosting Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo, so Las Vegas PRIDE Family Bingo started back up at The Center on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm. Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine | 105

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280 S. Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702) 759-0708 // 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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Do NOT miss HustlaBall Kamasutra in January. If you’ve never been to HustlaBall Las Vegas before, let 2020 be the year that changes. With six events taking place January 17-20 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, these four days of debauchery will feature your favorite DJ’s and more than two dozen of the world’s most popular gay adult entertainers. HustlaBall Las Vegas is also home to the world’s only 100% porn star gogo lineup. Multiple ticket options are available, and we suggest going for the VIP Weekend Pass. On Friday, January 17th, get things started with the Official HustlaBall Opening Party at the legendary Variety Night Club, hosted in collaboration with GayVN. On Saturday, January 18th, the exclusive HustlaBall VIP Suite Party will be hosted in the hotel’s massive 4,200 square foot Real World Suite, featuring an open bar. Later Saturday night, the raunchiest event of HustlaBall, The XXX Party, takes over Entourage Las Vegas, complete with live DJ’s, dozens of porn stars, an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, private rooms and the infamous HustlaBall Playground. On Sunday January 19th, the weekend’s main event, HustlaBall Kamasutra, takes place in one of the hottest venues in Vegas – The Artisan Hotel. The space will be transformed into a giant Kamasutra Temple, and the night will feature state of the art lighting, visuals and sounds, dozens of porn stars performing live, a huge dance floor, VIP areas, the Kamasutra Room and the world’s only 100% porn star gogo lineup. A coat check will be offered at this event, with proceeds going to support the work of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The final event of this epic weekend is the GayVN Awards on Monday January 20th. GayVN is a longtime partner of HustlaBall, and guests of the Awards will have the chance to make their fantasies come alive, mingling with the biggest names in gay porn. VIP ticket holders can also attend the Awards After Party. Featured DJs across the weekend include Alyson Calegna, Doug Jackson, DJ Aaron Elvis and DJ Mnemonic. Event sponsors include, Falcon Studio Group and Swiss Navy Lube. Visit for full details. Get your tickets soon boys, because this weekend will sell out!

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First we’ll make snow angels for two hours,

then we’ll go ice skating,

then we’ll eat a whole roll of cookie dough as fast as we can,

and then we’ll snuggle!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Modo Yoga Las Vegas Please check our website & app for our reduced holiday schedule.



Two continents. 35 countries. One love.

Hit the beach in Greater Fort Lauderdale this April for an epic six-day festival, honoring diversity, inclusion and love. You’ll embrace individuality while bringing global attention to the inequalities LBGT+ communities face in Latin America and the Caribbean. From daily sunset concerts to social mixers, the schedule of events will feature exciting opportunities and special guests at various venues around town.

Greater Fort Lauderdale invites everyone under the sun to the very first Pride of the Americas. Join hundreds of thousands of individuals who together will bring global attention to LGBT+ advocacy. All are welcome to fly your flag high, make an impact and radiate life – because who you are is worth celebrating. Make your plans at

April 21-26

• Beach Party & Parade • Arts Festival • Fashion Show • Business of the Americas Conference • Transgender Summit • LGBT+ Health & Wellness Conference

COME OUT TO FLORIDA’S LBGT+ CAPITAL The perfect backdrop to your celebration, Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to hundreds of gay owned and operated businesses and one of the largest concentrations of LGBT+ households in the United States. We’re proud to have our very own LGBT+ Pride Visitors Center, the world’s first AIDS museum, the global headquarters of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association and the Stonewall National Museum and Archives. exhibitions relating to LGBT+ history and culture.

MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW Pride of the Americas will kick off with Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday, April 21 in downtown Fort Lauderdale and culminate on Sunday, April 26 with an epic beach festival and fireworks display. Visit

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Partnering agencies represented at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center (VSRC) to assist those affected by the shooting include Clark County Social Service, Nevada Victims of Crime Program, Nevada Division of Child and Family Services, Clark County Department of Family Services, Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, and the LVMPD Victims Services.

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center  is a place of healing and support dedicated to serving as a resource and referral center for residents, visitors and responders affected by the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The Center is staffed by knowledgeable and caring professionals to help people access resources to help them build strength and resiliency in the aftermath of this incident. Anyone impacted by 1 October is welcome to call, email or visit the resiliency center. To protect the confidentiality of visitors, media are not allowed to visit the center without making arrangements in advance. Services that are available include victim advocacy and support, case management, counseling and spiritual care referrals, technical assistance with applying for online services including FBI Victim Assistance services and more. Free civil legal services are available including legal consultations and possible legal representation for issues involving insurance matters, medical billing problems, debt collection, housing and evictions, family law matters and more. Together our community is  #VegasStrong  as we support those affected by the 1 October shooting incident.

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Happy Holidays! Caesars Entertainment is proud to support LAS VEGAS PRIDE and their mission to promote and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride.

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Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine - Issue 30  

Ring in the New Year with a Healthier You!

Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine - Issue 30  

Ring in the New Year with a Healthier You!